Good Advice & Features

There’s Nothing “Routine” about a Sports Physical

    By Kwabena “Bobo” Blankson, MD, FAAP / Contributor At our busy adolescent medicine practice, I sometimes get the impression that parents view the sports/pre-participation physical as a chore, another box to check so that their kids can play

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Helping Your Teen Separate

      by Dr. Melanie Ross Mills Gone are the sippy cups and mid-day naps. No more choosing their outfits and hand-picking their best friends. It feels as if it happened over night, but it’s actually been a 17-year

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You’ve Been Served

    What to Do When You Are Caught Off Guard by Divorce by Paula Bennett | Contributor Few things can leave you feeling as emotionally blindsided as hearing your spouse, the person you once trusted above all others, say that

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Finding the Right Kind of Balance

  by Dr. Susan Sugerman | Contributor We live in a fairly privileged, relatively low-stress time in history, at least in terms of our day-to-day lives as Americans.  Though there are definite exceptions, many of us don’t spend a lot

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Richland College Helps Get You Straight To Work

  “Workin’ On A Dream … And I Know It Will Be Mine Someday.” – Bruce Springsteen by Alicia Wanek What do you want to be?  (Or what does your graduating senior want to be?)  You don’t necessarily need a college

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The System

  Building Confidence through Time & Money Management by Mike DesRoches My daughter Ashlyn recently turned 21. Thankfully, she’s flourishing and brimming with confidence in some areas that a couple years ago were significant concerns. After a first year of so-so

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Mom Time, Dad Time, and Camp Time

  The Summer “Time” Dilemma for Divorced Parents by Alicia Wanek Parents today know that their entire summer is probably all planned out by mid-spring.  Locking in camp dates starts before spring break, so parents start coordinating early to ensure

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What’s On Your “Bucket List?”

  Why You Should Plan Now to Afford Your Dreams by David White | Contributor I once had a client who passed away about six months after retirement at age 65.  His wife told me, “He’d always promised me we’d travel

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A Way With Words

  I have always had a passion for the power of words.  I earned a college degree in journalism, wrote advertising and PR copy for decades, drafted commentary to help place neglected kids in safe homes, wrote for many publications, and

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