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Advice from the Trenches: Feminist or Fat?

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Welcome to Advice From the Trenches, a monthly feature on NRI NOW. In this month’s column, writer Cathren Housley addresses the question of when being weight becomes a health concern. Housley uses practical knowledge and wisdom from the school of hard-knocks, combined with advice counseling for medical problems from a chiropractic physician and medical doctor to answer your burning questions. Do you have a...

From the editor’s desk: It’s the most hideous time of the year

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I often cover controversial territory here in my editorials, but I suspect this could be the most divisive yet. It is time to address holiday decorations, and the ongoing feud between the Thanksgiving purests, the Halloween adherents and the, "can't wait for Christmas," crowd. To a visitor unfamiliar with tradition, right now, our quaint New England streets might look like...

Advice from the Trenches: Are over-the-counter meds safe?

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Welcome to Advice From the Trenches, a monthly feature on NRI NOW. In this month’s column, writer Cathren Housley addresses a question on the safety of over-the-counter medications. Housley uses practical knowledge and wisdom from the school of hard-knocks, combined with advice counseling for medical problems from a chiropractic physician and medical doctor to answer your burning questions. Do you have a question for...

Outage note: Thank you for your patience

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To our readers; Around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, we experienced something of a technological mystery as several published and shared stories suddenly disappeared, along with recent comments, photos and more. Since then, we have been working to figure out why, in hopes the content could be restored. And we are sad to report that the mystery has not...

Advice from the Trenches: No going back

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Welcome to Advice From the Trenches, a monthly feature on NRI NOW.  Advice From The Trenches combines the clinical experience of a double boarded psychiatrist, with a slap-in-the-face dose of reality from an artist and writer who has gathered her wisdom from the school of hard-knocks. Do you having a burning question for the duo? Send your thoughts, ideas and woes to cathrenhousley@aol.com. Don’t forget to...

Advice from the trenches: A crack in the shield

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Welcome to Advice From the Trenches, a monthly feature on NRI NOW. In this month’s column, writer Cathren Housley answers questions about sunscreen, skin cancer, and how to best protect yourself.  Do you have a question for the column? Send your thoughts, ideas and woes to cathrenhousley@aol.com. Mention that you’re an NRI NOW reader so we can be sure to publish the answer here! Dear C; For as long as...

Advice from the Trenches: Bonehead husbands

Welcome to Advice From the Trenches, a monthly feature on NRI NOW. This month, the column includes insight from writer Cathren Housley's friend Dr. J for a humorous change of pace.  Do you have a question for the column? Send your thoughts, ideas and woes to cathrenhousley@aol.com. Mention that you’re an NRI NOW reader so we can be sure to publish the answer here! Dear C and Dr. J; I...