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  • How to: Love your heart

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news is, however, that many of these deaths and risk ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Lose weight with a nutrient rich diet

    It’s spring! That time of year when the bulky winter clothes get moved to the back of the closet. It’s also time to take ownership of any weight gaine ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Dental sealants provide smile protection

    Dentists note that with proper care and regular checkups, children’s teeth can last a lifetime. The Jasper County Dental Society has these tips for ke ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • ‘Insurgent’ seizes top spot; ‘The Gunman’ misfires

    LOS ANGELES — Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.”The second ins ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Bite into a healthy lifestyle

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month each March. The annual event reinforces the importance of developing sound ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Sport a healthy smile with a mouth guard

    Smart athletes wear mouth guards to protect their smiles from serious injury. Mouth guards, also called mouth protectors, are particularly important f ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • ‘Cinderella’ is belle of the box office with $70.1M debut

    NEW YORK — “Let It Go” may be Walt Disney’s anthem these days, but “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” might be the more accurate theme song for the Disney ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Older Adult Wellness: Down-Shift

    Whether you’re retired and carefree or at the peak of your career and working more than you should, taking time to down-shift is vital to optimal well ...
    March 12, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • 3 reasons Apple’s watch will — or won’t — change the game

    SAN FRANCISCO — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company’s iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up mu ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Heart disease — the leading cause of death

    PELLA — This spring is a good time to review your risk for heart disease, as well as the risk to those you love. 
    March 5, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Caring for your child’s teeth

    New parents, you may not realize the importance of caring for your infant’s teeth. You should know serious tooth decay may develop by a child’s first ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • 10 things to know for Monday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
    March 2, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening stil ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Google to offer own cellular network plan

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mob ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Fill up on fiber this National Heart Month

    Dietary fiber is found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes and is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constip ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    Should campers and RVs in Newton have to be parked on a hard surface at a private residence?