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Karen Latimer

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

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Food (& Recipes) to Rev Up Your Immune System!

It has never been more important to keep your family healthy than it is right now. You’re wearing a mask, you’ve taken your kids for their flu shots, and you’ve stocked up on antibacterial soap and Purel. But, is the food they are eating also helping to prevent the illnesses so prevalent at this time of year? […]

How to Treat Covid at Home

For the vast majority of people, Covid symptoms will be mild to moderate and will clear in a few days. Most people will feel better within a week. But, it is Covid, so you’ll just have to suffer through whatever you experience and be grateful it isn’t worse, right?? Wrong. While Covid feels like a mystery, […]

Are Politics Destroying Your Health?

Right around December 30th, my liver started shouting at me. Normally, she is really quiet and just goes about her business no matter what I throw at her. Usually, we get along very well. Now, not unlike the many family relationships that were destroyed in 2020, she and I are having a hard time finding common […]

5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat When You are Sick

Feed a cold, starve a fever. Or, is it, feed a fever, starve a cold? I can never remember, so I usually just go with my taste buds and feed both. But, what should you be eating when you are sick? Chicken soup would be the top hit if I surveyed a bunch of people. Toast or […]

6 Tips for Surviving Virtual School

Here are 6 Tips to Help Us Survive Set a schedule and stick with it. Everyone should know what to expect out of each day. Don’t treat this as a free for all, sleep late, get your work done when you feel like it kind of stay-home. Get them up in the morning, try to do what you […]

Should You Try CBD Oil? I finally did!

The below was posted in 2018, and at the end of writing it, I was excited to give it a go. Then, life got in the way, and I was feeling generally fine, and it went out of my head. Recently though, the producers of a hemp oil in upstate NY, who are also friends, asked […]

The Difference Between the Cold and the Flu.

Generally, when women get a runny nose, headache and a sore throat, they say they just have a little cold. When men get the exact same symptoms, they need to climb into bed with the “flu.” Regardless though of the subjective experience and your tolerance for pain, the flu is the flu and a cold is a cold. While […]

50+ Fabulous Thanksgiving Recipes

Get your bellies emptied out so you can fill them back up on Thanksgiving. Here are our staffs’ favorite recipes. Start with a cocktail.. Here are 20+ of our Favorite Festive Cocktails. Or would you prefer a glass of wine… Check out out 15 Favorite Appetizers T H E  B I R D Easy & Healthy Lemon […]

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 […]

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