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Karen Latimer

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

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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 […]

Ridgewood Board of Ed Meeting, March 25

Board of Education Public Meeting March 25, 7:30pm Education Center, 49 Cottage Place Public Budget Hearing & Board of Education Approval A presentation will be made by Thomas Gorman (RHS Principal) and Jeff Nyhuis (RHS Vice-Principal) on the issue of a later school start time at Ridgewood High School. More dates to remember: • Tuesday, […]

When is the Best Time of Year to Have a Baby?

I gave birth in each of the four seasons, so I feel I can speak intelligently on this topic. Of course, whenever I meet a pregnant woman, I tell her that her due date is ideal. Ever since I closed shop on my personal baby factory, I feel really badly for expecting women. I have […]

Babies & Your Boobs

I know anything worth doing in life takes sacrifice. My kids were definitely worth doing, but did I really have to sacrifice my body this drastically?!? I was never anything close to a swimsuit model, but at least everything was where it belonged. B.C. (before children), I was a content and ample 34B. Bras just started […]

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 […]

So is the Rumor True? Is Guinness…Good for You?

Were you over served on St. Patrick’s Day? No shame in that, we only get a Saturday celebration about once every seven years (I never know how to factor leap years into that equation.) For me, one of the most difficult realities to face when I hit forty was the two day hangover. Perhaps today […]

10 Reasons to Exercise…Even if You Hate it.

“You can’t out-train crappy eating.” This is a very true, somewhat depressing statement. What is the first thing everyone who wants to lose weight does? They join a gym. For the small percentage of people who actually then go to the gym, the results can be disappointing, discouraging them from continuing. Unfortunately, the weight doesn’t […]

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? […]

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