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Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.

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Where to Watch Ridgewood High School Graduation

Although unfortunately guests are not allowed to attend this year’s Ridgewood High School graduation ceremony, it can be viewed on live stream. The ceremonywill begin at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 8 from the following link: https://rhs.ridgewood. k12.nj.us/our_school/about_us/ rhs_live_stream  Congratulations to our Ridgewood graduating seniors! We know it hasn’t been an easy year. We’re so proud of […]

What to Do When You Have a Sunburn

Even when you’re careful. occasionally sunburns still happen. When they do, there is not much you can do about them. Like a hangover, the best cure is simply time. However, there are a couple things you can try to ease the pain and maybe speed up the healing: Stay out of the sun until healed. Take […]

5 Tips for Beating the Heat

1. Who is susceptible to Heat Illness? Children under the age of 4 and adults over the age of 65 are at most risk of becoming ill from the heat. Obesity, certain medications, some chronic illnesses and being overdressed all further increase the risk. Today, I’m focusing on kids but the idea is pretty much the same […]

Finally! Someone Who Wants Your Donations

Like everyone else, you may have spent many days purging closets during this quarantine. Then, you may have struggled to find a charity to which to give your clothes and accessories. Understandably, most organizations were and are overwhelmed with providing more basic needs. If your donations bags are piling up, or if you just need […]

Father’s Day: ‘Tis the Time for Alcohol-Themed Gifts

I just stopped at The Wine Seller, 6 W Ridgewood Ave, to check out the beautiful candles I saw in the window on my date after my quarantine Ridgewood date night with Larry. They are designed by the sculptor, Andrej Urem, who has a piece in the MOMA. They make a great hostess gift, or if you […]

New Openings: Korean Noodles & Bibimbap at Bibillia

A couple of night ago, my husband, Larry and I were just roaming around town and stumbled upon a new place to grab curbside. Bibillia, a Korean restaurant, is brand new spot where Leon’s Mexican used to be. The inside is bright and inviting. The restaurant was just opened by a 2010 RHS grad, Hyungmin Moon “Min.” Biblia has a […]

Date Night in Ridgewood: Cocktails & Dinner.

Also Read: 25+ Fun Cocktails for Summer! A couple of nights ago, Larry and I were staring at each other across the island, not in a loving kind of way, but in a what-the-hell-do-we-do-now way. Almost a full season into quarantine, we were pretty much out of things to say to each other that didn’t start […]

Virtual Learning — Even Less than it’s cracked up to be

A lot of hard work and creativity went into establishing a working virtual education platform back in March, and I appreciate all of the effort made by teachers and administrators around the country. However, I continue to hear phrases like “the excellent education we’ve been able to continue to provide.” New York’s Governor Cuomo wondered […]

Why the Flour Shortage is More Dangerous Than You Think

We are in a worldwide pandemic. This is not a political problem, though many want to make it so. This is not terrorism, though many are getting eerily comfortable in fear. This is a health problem, and yet too often it doesn’t seem we are addressing it from this vantage point. We are among the unhealthiest […]

Why Talking To Someone is a Good Idea

I didn’t grow up in a culture that encouraged talk therapy. Psychiatrists and therapists were for the insane or the weak, not for regular people who were simply dealing with the normal ups and downs of life. Old school tough was the way to go — shut up and stand up. In my high school […]

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