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About six weeks before winter officially begins, we had our first two days of freezing temperatures. Louise started to get sniffles, which developed into a full-blown cold. She was miserable.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 25-29. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 18-22. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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So what exactly is collagen? Collagen is a protein in our bodies that binds our tissues together. It is found mostly in our skin and tendons but also bones and ligaments.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 11-15. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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It’s hard for me to believe, but we are hurtling toward a new year. Before we reach the new year, we pass through the holiday season.

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Last month, I discussed how TV marketing for dental implants has created confusion among the lay public. We have patients call who say, “I need implants.” They really have no clue in what they are asking for. I also discussed the ins and outs of a single tooth implant, a procedure that is si…

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Nov. 4-8. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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I had a ball Sunday night. The Bach Festival, a truly great treasure for Victoria, held a dinner with entertainment benefiting the upcoming season that begins June 6.

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Although the weather hasn’t agreed with the calendar, it is officially fall/autumn. When we think of fall, we begin to think of some of our favorite comfort foods that we enjoy in cooler temperatures. The problem with many of our comfort foods are that they aren’t quite as healthy as we shou…

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Gautam Gambhir, the famous Indian cricket player turned politician, said, “Sometimes, it’s important to get out of that comfort zone and, I think, try new things, and sometimes, you can express yourself better.”

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 21-25. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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For the first time in weeks, I haven’t looked at the day’s weather forecast and seen a heat advisory warning of heat indices in excess of 107 degrees. Although fall officially began Sept. 23 this year, until this morning, it felt like we were in the midst of an endless summer. It wasn’t exac…

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With convenience food and fast food easily available, many people aren’t getting the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Fruits and vegetables provide nutrients that are vital to your health. It is recommended to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Many pe…

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 14-18. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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A couple of weeks ago, my sweet cousins could tell I had been a little overwhelmed and invited me on a girls’ trip to San Jose, Calif. As you know, if you have read many of my columns, I love to travel, but I have to admit that for a bit, I was a little lukewarm on this trip and it showed. I…

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 7-11. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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You can’t watch today’s TV without seeing ads for dental implants. The TV marketing certainly brings exposure to dental implants, but it also creates confusion. Frequently, our office gets calls from people we have never seen before wanting implants as an answer to all of their dental needs.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 30-Oct. 4. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Louise doesn’t particularly care for olives. It’s not the taste that she finds disagreeable as much as it’s the texture – the mouth feel if you will.

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I have seen intermittent fasting, or IF, come back into the diet spotlight lately. Intermittent fasting is not a new trend but has certainly caught the public’s attention more recently.

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In the 1900s children’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” penned by L. Frank Baum, Dorothy is able to leave the magical world of Oz and return to Kansas by clicking her heels and saying, “There’s no place like home; there’s no place like home.”

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 23-27. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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It is heartbreaking to see the pictures of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian across the Bahamas. Lives have been lost, buildings have been destroyed and families have been displaced.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 16-20. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Fat is the most frowned-upon macronutrient because it is the most calorie-dense and is commonly seen as detrimental to general health. While there is some truth to this, the reality is that fat is just as important to the daily diet as carbohydrates and protein. However, the type of fat cons…

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Labor Day is behind us, so summer is officially over, and it is crazy to me that children have been back in school since the middle of August. When my children were in grade school, I remember looking so forward to the start of the summer and the freedom it brought from homework, packing lun…

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For good reason, flesh-eating bacteria has been prominently discussed in the Victoria Advocate this summer. People get seriously sick and even die from the vibrio bacteria eating the live flesh. The vibrio bacteria has been around our coastal bays for eons, yet the flesh-eating abilities hAV…

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 9-13. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Avocados are one of my favorite foods. I use avocados instead of butter on toast. I use avocados instead of mayonnaise on sandwiches. I put avocados on top of omelets. I use them in sauces and smoothies.

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Remember the adage, breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, there is some truth to that. And, what we eat at breakfast can impact the rest of our daily intake.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 2-6. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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When I was growing up, my brother, Christopher, and I would take turns spending a week visiting with each set of our grandparents. My mother’s parents lived in Silver Creek, Miss., and my father’s parents were in Pensacola, Fla. It was great being an “only child” for a week and being spoiled…

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