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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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Dinner This Week

When the week ahead looks especially busy, I find it head clearing to plan dinner for the week — and by week, I mean Monday through Thursday. This week I’m focusing on simple and healthy. Last week was the boys’ birthday, which somehow translated into meatballs and burgers and cake and candy. We need a […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 2 pkg Butternut Squash chopped into cubes 1/2 stick butter 1 cup onion chopped 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup half and half (optional) roasted pumpkin seeds to garnish 4 cups chicken or veg stock olive oil salt and pepper Preheat oven to 350 Place butternut squash on a cooking sheet (you can line […]

Soy Brown Sugar Salmon

My kids all love salmon, but never as much as when I make it this way. While I know there are healthier version, I love when the answer to the, “What’s for dinner?” question, makes them fist pump. Serve with rice, potato pancakes, slaw, or broccoli. Ingredients: 3lbs of salmon filets 6 garlic cloves chopped […]

Mexican Salad for Dinner

When I’m feeling like we need a healthy reboot, I make a big, filling salad for dinner. This mexican salad is one of our favorites. Quantities here are for a family of 6. Ingredients: 2 bags Butter lettuce 1 pkg grape tomatoes halved 1 large cucumber chopped chopped cilantro 2 chopped avocado 1 chopped orange bell […]

Blood Test for Early Breast Cancer Detection

You may have seen a headline about a blood test that can detect breast cancer 5 years before you can feel a lump. This is exciting, but as with any grabby headline, it is important to manage expectations and know the facts. The test, being developed in Britain, is still in the early stages, and right […]

College, Anxiety, and Our Immediate Gratification Culture

My oldest daughter went to college this year. As her mom, I was hoping she would hit the ground running, call to tell me everything was great, and be having so much fun, meeting so many wonderful people and feeling so appropriately challenged academically, she would be too busy to call again. As a realist, I knew […]

6 Cures for Your Halloween Hangover

You know those hangovers you had in college when you woke up and the entire day of nothing to do stretched out before you? Remember when your biggest challenge was deciding if greasy pizza or a greasy burger was going to be the cure? You could lie on your couch all day and just … […]

Our Favorite Cocktails for Fall

Drink in the season!

Share Your Event or Fundraiser with Our Tips Readers

Have a fundraiser or charity event you’d like to share? Here’s how it works: 1. Email a short description of your event and send a photo. Keep it short and sweet (no more than 500 words) send it to heatherzachariah@tipsfromtown.com If you’re feeling tongue-tied? Send your email to us with subject line “Write My Post.” 2. Pay for your […]

Daddies to Be: Put That Beer Down Now

 Also read: Are You Drinking Too Much? The headline is, “Dads-to-be should stop drinking 6 months before conception for baby’s heart health, study says.” I have to admit, my first reaction to this CNN article, was well, it is about frigging time the father has to give up something! I spent 40 months of my life, not including […]

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