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Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Doctor, mom of five and founder of Tips From Town.

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50+ Fabulous Thanksgiving Recipes

Get your bellies emptied out so you can fill them back up on Thanksgiving. Here are our staffs’ favorite recipes. Let’s Start with a Cocktail: Here are 20+ of our Favorite Festive Cocktails. Or would you prefer a glass of wine… Don’t forget the appetizers! Here are 15 of Our Favorite Apps T H E  B I R […]

Thanksgiving Dishes the Kids Will Love

It is the best family holiday, so don't forget to feed the kids.

The Simplest Cure for Fatigue

The secret to beating exhaustion is pretty simple: sleep. Another secret to beating exhaustion is also pretty simple: get up. I realize I did not need to go to medical school to enlighten you with these miraculous cures, but think about it for a moment. Find out if you’re getting enough sleep. Most of my friends […]

6 Tips for Kids Who Are Scared of Halloween

My 18 year old doesn’t like Halloween. She is the kid who double checks all the doors are locked every night and scolds my husband and me when we are lax about safety. It follows she wouldn’t care for a macabre holiday. She doesn’t understand why I would want fake blood, headless figures and  scary […]

Halloween Cocktail: Vampire’s Kiss with Tequila

Here’s a ghoulishly perfect Halloween cocktail. If you can find the black lava salt it completes this ghoulish cocktail even better! Try one of these Halloween Treats & Apps to wash it down with.  SIZE: makes 8 drinks INGREDIENTS:  Kosher salt (or black lava salt… at amazon.com) Lime wedges Ice 1 1/2 cups silver tequila 1 1/2 cups fresh lime […]

Do You Really Need a Yearly Pap Smear?

If you’re a woman, a pap smear is a part of your life. It has become synonymous with a gyn exam (“I’m due for my pap,”) but the recommendations have changed, and research shows the majority of women no longer need this screening test every year. Insurance companies are denying coverage for the test, which leaves many of us wondering […]

How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

Also read: What You Need to Know About Mammograms The fact is, experts don’t agree on whether or not we should recommend self breast exams. The evidence doesn’t support or deny its effectiveness. For what it is worth, as a woman, a physician, a friend, and a sister, my feeling is this … why not? If […]

Cinco Things You Might Not Know About Cinco de Mayo

Before you flip your Corona upside down to send your lime to the bottom, before you touch your tongue to the salt on the rim of your margarita glass, you should know a few things about the holiday you are “celebrating.” A little knowledge will make those tacos and enchiladas taste even better. Cinco de […]

Family Fun at Ridgewood’s LAX Day!!!

Saturday, April 27  RHS Stadium Field Come out for some family fun Saturday, April 27 for Ridgewood’s 22nd Annual LAX Day where you can enjoy games, bouncy houses and food trucks. • K-8 Youth Lacrosse Games & Parade • RHS Varsity Boys Game & Senior Day • Ridgewood Lacrosse Apparel Tent • Cascade Maverik “Fastest Shot” […]

Why You Can Feel Good About Eating Those Easter Eggs!

The poor little egg. It has gotten such a bad rap over the years. There were years when healthy eaters shunned the idea of the incredible edible … but that was when we were confused about cholesterol. Yes, eggs have a lot of cholesterol, but we have learned that this type of cholesterol is much […]

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