Tribune News Service

Lifestyle Budget for Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Updated at 4:30 a.m. EDT (0930 UTC).


^Our daughter isn't eating mango quinoa salads just yet, but food therapy has helped our picky eater<

FAM-FOOD-THERAPY:TB — The breakthrough bite took place about 30 minutes into treatment. My daughter Kate bravely raised a cracker to her mouth and, with little hesitation, took a bite. That cracker had cinnamon in it, a spice she hadn't tried in years.

Most parents have struggled with picky eating children. But Kate, my funny, ordinarily easygoing 12-year-old daughter, is an extremely picky eater.

She has never met a fruit she likes. She won't sit next to someone eating bananas, blueberries or yogurt. And she's so choosy about breakfast and lunch foods that for the past four years, she's been drinking Ensure, a nutritional supplement, for those meals.

That's what led us to seek the aid of Karen Dilfer, a Chicago-based occupational therapist who specializes in food therapy.

1250 by Josh Schonwald in Chicago. MOVED


^Peer support groups show promise in helping men facing mental health problems<

LIFE-MEN-PEERSUPPORT:MS — Mark Meier knows there's only one thing tougher than getting a man into therapy — and that's keeping him in therapy. Meier is a licensed clinical social worker and co-founder of Face It Foundation ( faceitfoundation.org ), whose mission is to help men understand and recover from depression. Face It, founded in 2009, offers individual and group support, community events and training for mental health professionals. In 2019, the nonprofit launched an unusual program pairing traditional therapy with peer support to see if that combination improved outcomes for men. Early results look promising. Meier talks about the program and what men need most to get and stay mentally healthy.

850 by Gail Rosenblum in Minneapolis. MOVED


^Looking for a way to reduce work stress? Get a plant, study says<

^LIFE-WORKSTRESS-PLANTS:AT—<If work has you stressed out, there may be a simple solution to reducing it — by staring at a plant.

400 by Kiersten Willis. MOVED


^University unveils statues of civil rights figures killed during Orangeburg Massacre<

CMP-MASSACRE-STATUES:CS. — South Carolina State University is honoring the civil rights figures slain during the Orangeburg Massacre with three bronze statues.

The statues, unveiled during a ceremony on campus Saturday, are busts of Henry Smith, Samuel Hammond and Delano Middleton, who were killed after the S.C. Highway patrol opened fire on a crowd of black protesters in 1968, killing three and wounding 28.

The unveiling marked the 52nd anniversary of the massacre.

900 by Lucas Daprile in Columbia, S.C. MOVED



^Can stress cause hair loss?<

^HEALTH-STRESS-HAIRLOSS:MYO—<The short answer is yes, stress and hair loss can be related.

250 From Mayo Clinic News Network. MOVED


^Connecting patients: Talking about congenital heart disease<

^HEALTH-CONGENITAL-HEARTDISEASE:MYO—<Congenital heart disease (congenital heart defect) is one or more abnormalities in your heart's structure that you're born with. This most common of birth defects can alter the way blood flows through your heart. Defects range from simple, which might cause no problems, to complex, which can cause life-threatening complications.

550 From Mayo Clinic News Network. MOVED


^Mayo Clinic Minute: Medications versus surgery for heart patients<

^HEALTH-HEART-TREATMENTS:MYO—<Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition develops when the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood become damaged or diseased. Plaque buildup narrows your coronary arteries, causing symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath, and it increases your risk of heart attack.

250 From Mayo Clinic News Network. MOVED


^Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 things women should know about heart disease<

^HEALTH-HEARTDISEASE-WOMEN:MYO—<All women face the threat of heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Amy Pollak, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says there are many important things women should know about heart disease.

200 From Mayo Clinic News Network. MOVED


^Mayo Clinic Q and A: pertussis most contagious during early stages of illness<

^HEALTH-PERTUSSIS:MYO—<DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is my health care provider recommending that I get the Tdap vaccine now to prevent whooping cough, even though I am in my late 70s? Doesn't whooping cough usually affect young children?

850 From Mayo Clinic News Network. MOVED



^Lori Borgman: When appliances are all washed up<

^FAM-BORGMAN-COLUMN:MCT—<We need a new washing machine, but one does not simply dash out and buy a new machine these days, one first does research.

I know this because I tried dashing out and buying one without doing my research. The clerk asked how big, how powerful, how many cycles and how much I wanted to spend. All I could really tell her was my price range. She led me to a small portable machine on wheels that might hold two dishtowels.

Who knew prices had gone up since we last bought one 20 years ago? It's a new form of money laundering.

500 by Lori Borgman. MOVED


^Living with Children: More big mistakes parents make<

^FAM-PARENTS:MCT—<In many parent-child situations, there is no adult in the room!

700 by John Rosemond. MOVED


^Barton Goldsmith: Letting go of a friend<

^RELATE-RELATIONSHIPS:MCT—<Friends and lovers who have entered our hearts can stay there forever, no matter what they have done. The heart tends to only remember the good, the mind remembers the bad, and the two together can create many a sleepless night for even the strongest-willed human being.

650 by Barton Goldsmith. MOVED


^Quinn on Nutrition: Treats for your sweet<

^NTR-HEALTH-ONNUTRITION:MN—<February brings us to Valentine's Day. And it's also American Heart Month. Quick, it's time to give something special to someone you love this week. And surprise, some of our favorite Valentine treats can also be good to our hearts.

500 by Barbara Quinn. MOVED


^Steve Lopez: About to become teachers, they're passionate, idealistic and wondering how they'll pay the rent<

LOPEZ-COLUMN:LA — "So what we're going to do now is label our triangles," student teacher Keiri Ramirez told her class at Northridge Academy High School in Los Angeles. "A prime, B prime and C prime."

Ramirez, inspired by her middle-school teacher in Huntington Park, is about to graduate from Cal State Northridge and become a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where the starting salary is about $53,000. She's a natural in class, with a big easy smile and lots of encouraging words as she leads 23 students through a drill on triangle dilation.

But Ramirez, 23, knows what lies ahead in a region where housing costs have soared while wages for teachers have been pretty flat.

1450 by Steve Lopez in Los Angeles. MOVED


^Ex-etiquette: A Valentine from beyond the grave<

^FAM-EXETIQUETTE:MCT—<Q. This sounds like a movie script, but my wife of three years has received a Valentine from her deceased husband every year since we have been married. I guess he set it up with a service or something before he died, but, like clockwork on, or the day before, my wife receives a Valentine's Day card proclaiming her deceased husband's undying love. Sounds pretty ironic, doesn't it? I want it to stop! But, how? What's good ex-etiquette?

600 by Jann Blackstone. MOVED



^Ana Veciana-Suarez: Finding sanctuary in the library<

^FAM-VECIANA-SUAREZ-COLUMN:MCT—<In times of turmoil, the library is my sanctuary

The coronavirus threatens, the Democratic Party is in turmoil, and President Trump's impeachment and its aftermath underscore the profound divisions in our country, but — and I think this is a big exception to the barrage of depressing news — Americans love their libraries. Love them enough, in fact, to make them the most common cultural activity in the U.S.

750 by Ana Veciana-Suarez. MOVED


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