December 2015

Surgery and anesthesia: Making it safer at any age

(BPT) - Anesthesia today is safer than ever. But try telling that to a nervous parent of a 5-year-old about to have surgery, or to a patient in his 70s in poor health.

Talking to your surgeon and physician anesthesiologist before surgery is an important step in making sure your experience is as safe and comfortable as possible — regardless of your age.  But for children and older adults, that conversation is especially important.

Bring Big Flavor to Easy Weeknight Dining

(Family Features) There’s no time like the present to begin incorporating healthier meals into your menus – but that doesn’t mean you have to broadcast it to your family.

Deliver big taste with fewer calories and less sodium than you might expect with this Garlic Cream Elbows with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil recipe. Pantry-friendly ingredients get the creamy Parmesan-enhanced pasta on your table in just 30 minutes.

Staying afloat

<p class="p1"><strong>The Billings Hunting Club in Olive Branch beat </strong><strong>the recent flood with a sandbag levee. Photos by </strong><strong>Lindsey Rae Vaughn.</strong></p>

        5 tips to protect your identity and celebrate refund season

        (BPT) - The holidays may be over, but refund season is just beginning, and there’s a lot to celebrate. This tax season, while consumers are eagerly awaiting their refund, tax preparation companies, tax officials and the IRS are working together to combat one of the fastest growing threats for tax season 2016 — tax identity fraud.


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