Health & Fitness

Atwater: In Robin Williams, the disease took another good man

Robin Williams was a funny guy, no doubt about it. There was hardly a time when I wasn’t laughing ’till the tears rolled down my cheeks when he was doing his thing. But comedy and acting was his job, so let’s not confuse someone’s profession with how they’re expected to feel and act in their personal life.


//Videos aim to inform patients about their medical options at the end of life//

When Ted Goff was hospitalized late last year, barely breathing and with advanced emphysema, his doctor said the prognosis was bad. They talked about Goff's last wishes and whether he wanted to be placed on a breathing machine. Goff wasn't sure. So his doctor suggested he watch a video explaining this technique and other options for end-of-life care.


Atwater: News about drugs doesn’t tell the whole story

I’m a news junkie, but I pretend not to be. I watch the local news, then the national and international news, and for good measure I study up on hurricanes, tornadoes and other sensational natural disasters on the weather channel.

Seniors learn ‘parkour’

LONDON (AP) — On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges — all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour."


Atwater: Bad experiences led the way to finding the answer

It started early for “Missy.” Her mom was a heavy drinker and not much use in the parenting department, and her dad couldn’t take it and divorced her mom when Missy was 5.

Turn family time into fitness time

We all know the benefits of exercise. It can improve our physical and mental health and help expand our social circles. It's as close to a panacea as we're likely to get.


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