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To your health: Tips to help parents get newborns to sleep soundly

What?… I thought he just wrote about getting kids to sleep. We talked about toddlers. As I have just reconfirmed, after spending time with a newborn — beautiful, lovely, precious and all that — they’re a whole other ball of wax. As the parent of a newborn, sleep is a precious commodity. That’s because during […]

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To your health: Proper diet while breastfeeding important to baby’s growth

She’s here! Eve Casale MacNally arrived at 9:51 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2017 in Chicago, Ill., weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches in length. She’s great; Kate’s fine; Andy’s glowing; and my wife Mary is absolutely delirious. Once again, I was like a cat on a hot tin roof, remembering every bizarre, […]

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To your health: Tips to help get your toddler the proper amount of sleep

I’m writing this in my daughter’s kitchen just north of Chicago, a little after Thanksgiving, but counting my blessings nonetheless. Kate, 38 1/2 weeks pregnant with her second child, is warming up Thanksgiving leftovers; Andy’s putting away the boxes left over from decorating their Christmas tree; and Mary is upstairs giving Rowan her bath and […]

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To your health: Portion control can lessen symptoms of GERD this holiday

This is going to be an unusual Thanksgiving for the Casales. My daughter, Kate, is expecting her second child in about two weeks. So, Mary’s already in Chicago to be on “Rowan duty” just in case things move along sooner than predicted. I’ll celebrate here with friends. Some things, though, are likely to be the […]

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To your health: Health tips for parents whose teens want tattoos, piercings

Tattoos can certainly be intriguing. Many people find piercings cool. I admit I’m not a fan of either, but it’s clear that they’re a cultural phenomenon that’s not only popular today but has been for much of human history. Over the last two-and-a-half decades, tattoos and piercings have become mainstream — and in many instances, […]

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To your health: Playing multiple sports beneficial in physical development

Years ago, it seemed like a good idea to have my diplomas laminated to wood plaques for display. They did look good hanging like that for a while, but when we moved to Pennsylvania 16 years ago, they wound up in a box in the basement. Recently, I needed to make a copy of my […]

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To your health: Being BRCA positive a warning sign, not a cancer diagnosis

No matter how healthy your lifestyle is, you can’t choose your genes. So, if you have a family history of breast cancer, your doctor may recommend that you undergo genetic testing to look for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in your genes. If you test positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2, it means you’ve inherited a gene […]

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To your health: Unhealthy ingredients lurking in your candy this Halloween

The best part of Halloween for kids is coming home and dumping out their haul of candy to see what they got trick-or-treating. For parents, this is only a sign of the sugar-driven excitement to come. But there’s more than sugar in candy — in fact, there are some things that you may want to […]

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To your health: Study suggests coffee in moderation good for boost, health

Coffee does more than wake you up Beep! Beep! Beep! Bam! Hit the snooze button … The archenemy of everyone on Monday morning — especially after a long, busy or exciting weekend — the alarm clock. But there’s still one thing that can make it all better. After hitting the snooze button a few times, […]

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To your health: Seven simple tips keeps brain, heart healthy with age

We’ve been teaching Rowan that song “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” She loves it! Even at 2, the idea that parts of our bodies work together is apparently obvious. Sure, all the systems of the body are connected — some directly, but all to a degree since they share a common circulation and are affected […]

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LOCAL VIDEO
Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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