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Karen Latimer

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

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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 […]

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 […]