Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, founder and president of Tips From Town. She loves combining all she learned as a doctor with all she continues to learn as a mom of five to bring you interesting, useful and fun information on the Family Pages.

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6 Proven Ways to Feel Better on a Rainy Day

You cannot change the weather — based on all the mistakes meteorologists make, you can barely even predict it. But, if you are feeling poor on bad weather days, there are ways you can take charge of your own emotional health and combat the rainy day blues. Get outside. Yes, even if it is raining, […]

5 Reasons This Weather is Crushing My Mood

Here in the tri-state area, I feel like we haven’t seen the sun in weeks. The rain and gloom is on the top of everyone’s mind and it is starting to get to me. Why? 1. I can’t wear sunglasses and at almost 46, I really, really need them, especially in the morning, to hide […]

Why You Should Eat More of This Power Grain

You know quinoa has become more popular because finally people can pronounce it! It is hailed as a health food, and putting it on my table certainly makes me feel good, but should it? My little kids make such a mess eating it, is it worth it? It is. Not only is it good to get […]

Ridgewood’s Ali Stroker Nominated for a Tony

We are incredibly proud of our hometown superstar!

Measles: What You Need to Know

With all the news about measles and the controversy over vaccinations, it is useful to review the facts. WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO YOU GET IT? Measles (a.k.a. rubeola) is very contagious disease caused by a virus. Because it lives in the mucous in the nose and throat, it is spread in the same […]

Is Tequila a Stimulant?

The truth about the drink which can get the party going like no other.

Mommy & Me at Valley

Are you looking for something to do with your little one? Are you also looking for some expert advice? This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. The Valley Health System’s Thrive Program is offering a play and learn event for moms and kids under the age of five. Thursday, June 6th […]

Mediterranean Quinoa with Tilapia

The sauce in this recipe can be used for anything from pasta to rice to a pita filler. My family loves these flavors and I love how fresh and colorful it is. Also read: Why Quinoa is Good for You Ingredients: 1/2 lb tilapia per person (either frozen or fresh) 2 cups quinoa (one bag or […]

Green Veggie Stir-Fry w/ Soy Ginger Sauce

This was a great way to start off the week. You can make it over soba noodles or brown rice. I did both because I had the noodles, but everyone preferred the rice. Plus, I made 5 cups of rice so there was more than enough for another meal a few days later. Ingredients: 2-3 […]

The Measles Vaccine and Seatbelts

Measles cases are on the rise. This comes as no surprise to me. Parents have chosen to not vaccinate their children, largely because of a since disproved theory that the MMR vaccine caused autism. The world is shrinking and globally contagious illnesses threaten our unvaccinated. I’m not quite sure why so much shade is still […]


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