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Karen Latimer

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

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Bee Stings-What To Do When Stung By A Bee

How to avoid bees, and treat a sting if that doesn't work.

It’s Green & It’s Good for You. Find Out Why.

Does kale nutritionally stand up to all the hype? It sure does. You want food that packs a punch, think dark green leaves. As Popeye was aware, spinach is another amazing source of vitamins and nutrients, providing more fiber, magnesium and iron than kale. • Kale is rich in vitamins A and K • It’s a great […]

7 Things You Should Do During Your Quarantine

I am not going to say what you think I will say. If one more person tells me to wash my hands, I may lose my mind. We’ve all got that one right?! There are other things we need to be mindful of at this time of shelter in place, that have less to do […]

5 Ways to Reframe the Quarantine

Also Read: 5 Good Things About the Coronavirus This is crazy, right? What is happening? The panic is scarier than the virus itself. I feel like I’m in the movie Outbreak, and any second Renee Russo is going to knock on my door in a yellow space suit, or the military is going to prevent […]

Social Media Strike for Teen Suicide Prevention

Disclaimer: This project is my daughter’s service project with her Confirmation group, and I am one of the leaders of that group. From March 15th through March 21st, take a break from social media in support of a great cause. Also Read: Teen Suicide Peaks in Spring: Know the Signs The increase in social media use […]

Maybe the Coronavirus Will Save Lives

As with any illness that takes lives, the coronavirus is scary. I get it. It is new and the media is milking it for all it’s worth. It is hard to rest easy when headlines are shouting death tolls and quarantine locations at you. Nothing anyone is saying is false, there is just so much […]

My Valentine’s Day Tradition: Heart-Shaped Panackes

Like an idiot, years ago I started a Valentine’s Day tradition of making a huge heart day breakfast for the kids, complete with champagne glasses, red berries, candy (don’t judge me), gifts and heart-shaped pancakes. (Check out our pumpkin and gluten-free pancake recipes.) If you are a newish mom reading this, just remember, kids LOVE tradition so be careful of the ones you […]

What You Need to Know About Gastroenteritis

Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu Kids and adults are dropping like flies, and it seems everyone has a nagging nausea that won’t go away. First if all, there is no such thing as the stomach flu, but everyone will know what you mean. Doctors call it gastroenteritis. What Causes Gastroenteritis? […]

Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Here in the northeast, we are angry, we are bitter, we are tired and we are sick. And frankly, we are sick and tired of being bitter and angry. On Instagram, there is a hashtag #f%$@thiswinter and while I find that mildly disturbing, it actually made me feel good to see a picture of a bloody snowman […]

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 […]