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“Awesome Adventure of Miss Kitty and Her Woodland Friends” written by Mary Sue Peters is our book review for this issue.

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I had the pleasure of meeting the writer Memphian Susan Cushman recently to discuss her new book “John and Mary Margaret.” It’s a novel based on historical facts about life and events in the late 1960s.

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Book Review: “On the Road Less Traveled” by Ed Hajim. It is his life story and for all the difficulties he had to encounter and deal with throughout his life. His book begins when he is only 3 years old when his father kidnaps him from his mother and tells Ed that his mother has died.

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My article this month is actually a book review. We recently received a copy of a new book, “Elderhood,” written by Dr. Louise Aronson, a geriatrician.

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An impressive and valuable addition to the small library of Memphis histories has arrived in the form of “Crusaders, Gangsters, and Whiskey. Prohibition in Memphis,” by Patrick O’Daniel (Jackson: The University Press of Mississippi, 2018).

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Every year when my wife and I were growing up, we listened to Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on the Sunday night Hallmark Playhouse. And by comparing notes, we discovered that we both had made it only so far in the show until hearing those horrendous, clanking chains of Marley’s ghost before o…

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Who? Who is Anne Shirley? How many vegetarians does it take to eat a cheeseburger? Answer: Just one if no one is looking! So, you like a sprinkling of humor, eh?

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If you enjoy food and the history of food then you should attend a book signing by John T. Edge at Novel Book store at 387 Perkins Road Ext. on Monday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m.

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You have an excellent opportunity to meet Memphis author Dr. James C. Paavola at a book signing at 6 p.m. Oct.12 at the new bookstore Novel. It is in Laurelwood Shopping Center, 387 Perkins Road Ext.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In 2019, most violent deaths were suicides, which occurred more often in males than females, according to research published in the May 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of risk factors for Alzheimer disease and related dementias varies and is highest for high blood pressure and not meeting aerobic physical activity guidelines, according to research published in the May 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, psychological distress prior to the diagnosis is associated with hospitalization for COVID-19, according to a study published online May 19 in Psychological Medicine.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A perioperative medication-related clinical decision support (CDS) software prototype may reduce the time taken to complete tasks, according to a study published online May 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis, early intervention may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality compared with conservative management, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online May 17 in Open Heart.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Tezepelumab treatment is associated with higher levels of on-treatment clinical responses than placebo among individuals with severe, uncontrolled asthma, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2022 International Conference, held from May 13 to 18 in San Francisco.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. teenagers are vaping marijuana -- a habit that in some ways may be more risky than old-fashioned pot smoking, a new study finds.

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Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, meaning it’s time to break out the barbecue grill and invite the neighbors over. But not before doing a few safety checks first.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of lung cancer screening exams with high-risk Lung-RADS findings result in delays in care, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2022 International Conference, held from May 13 to 18 in San Francisco.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Candidate biomarkers for disease progression in psoriasis have been identified, according to a review published online April 28 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D., told House lawmakers on Thursday.

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Being in debt feels like you’re always a step behind. It doesn’t help that debt is spoken about as something that’s your fault — too much online shopping, or too…

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As the highly contagious Omicron subvariant spreads throughout the US, new Covid-19 cases are on the rise in most states. Two years into the pandemic, many may not know what to do after testing positive. In today's Health Minute we go over what health experts recommend.

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As the highly contagious Omicron subvariant spreads throughout the US, new Covid-19 cases are on the rise in most states. Two years into the pandemic, many may not know what to do after testing positive. In today's Health Minute we go over what health experts recommend.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A bill that would allow families in a U.S. government assistance program to buy whatever brand of baby formula they can find is on the way to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia risk factors appear to shift with age, and experts say knowing that could help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents,…

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children affected by acute hepatitis of unknown cause continues to grow, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Faced with mounting pressure to help desperate parents, President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the power of the wartime Defense Production Act to get more infant formula into American homes.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The first U.S. case this year of a rare and potentially fatal virus known as monkeypox has been diagnosed in a man in Massachusetts who recently traveled to Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

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The annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was held from May 6 to 8 in San Diego and attracted more than 4,000 participants from around the world, including clinicians, academicians, allied health professionals, and others interested in obstetrics and gynecology. The conference highlighted recent advances in the prevention, detection, and treatment of conditions impacting women, with presentations focusing on the advancement of health care services for women worldwide.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf told House lawmakers on Thursday.

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The CDC is now working with Massachusetts health officials to investigate a case of Monkeypox in a resident there. It's a disease that's popping up in several countries that don't normally report it, including the US. Today, the US Surgeon General is telling Americans to be aware but not to worry.

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Inflation is up, the stock market is down, and I bonds have suddenly come into vogue due to an unprecedented interest rate of 9.62%. But while I bonds can help…