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How athletes (and others) can create lifetime income


By Robert Pagliarini, Tribune Content Agency
Can a professional athlete (or anyone) work for a few years and retire with a six figure income for life?
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
Jill on Money: Leaky retirement savings


By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
  If only fixing a leaky retirement account were as easy as repairing a leaky faucet. A new report from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that money is seeping out of retirement accounts at alarming rates, causing permanent damage to future retirement account balances.
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
Mayo Clinic: Successful pancreas transplant can restore body's ability to secrete insulin


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  DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 31 and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7. She had a baby three months ago, and her blood sugar levels were never really controlled. Doctors tested her kidney function and said there is "a little damage" but nothing to worry about. They said a pancreas transplant might be an option. How risky is this? What medications will she need to take following the transplant?
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body and Soul”: EASY SHRIMP AND ORZO

  A lot of people absolutely LOVE orzo!! Here is a wonderful recipe for you to try!

Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS:  Medical Deductions

  By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.

Medical and dental costs can be tax deductible.  However, most people don’t realize that you need to pay a large amount of out-of-pocket medical costs to get a tax deduction.
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: You can turn complaints into solutions


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
Q. I manage a customer service department with demanding clients. Between the whining of our customers and the whining of my employees, I'm surrounded by negativity. By the end of the day, I'm exhausted. Is there a better way to manage all the grumbling?
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Kid’s Doctor: Migraines can occur in children

   By Sue Hubbard, M.D.
  I recently received an email via our iPhone App inquiring about migraines in children. Headaches are a common complaint throughout childhood, but pediatricians have recognized that children have many different types of headaches, including migraines.
Read More Sunday, March 22, 2015
News Spotlight: Lansing Mother Charged with the Murder of Infant Son

 After an ongoing investigation, a 23-year-old Lansing mother, Alexandra Alexi, was charged Friday with the September, 2014 death of her infant son.

Read More Friday, March 20, 2015
News Spotlight: ‘Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny’ event returns

LANSING — Lansing area animal lovers can get an adorable photo of their pet with the Easter Bunny and help the Lansing Jaycees raise funds for local animal welfare organizations at the fifth annual “Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny” event. For a suggested $5 donation or a wish list item, you can get a photo of your pet or child with the Lansing Jaycees’ Easter Bunny.

Read More Sunday, March 15, 2015
The Kid's Doctor: Should children have their measles vaccinations ahead of schedule?

 The MMR vaccine is still being given at 12 months of age, followed by a “booster” dose at 4-6 years old. 

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Read More Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Suspended License? Help is Available

 Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk; Yvonne Young McConnell, Senior Analyst, Customer Service Administration, Michigan Department of State; Kyle Dymond, Assistant Administrator, Michigan Department of Treasury and Linda Lee Tarver, Community Affairs Director, Michigan Department of State spent a day helping citizens understand issues surrounding suspended licenses.

By Deborah M. Walker

Having a suspended license comes as an inconvenience to many drivers. Not only are citizens banned from driving, but if caught, they face hefty fines and even jail time. Knowing the rights and responsibilities associated with a suspended license can save time and money.
Read More Sunday, March 08, 2015
Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service

  Studio:     20th Century Fox (2 hr. 9 min.)

Plot:     A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Cast:     Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Sofia Boutella, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill
Rating:     R
Bottom Line:     ***
Read More Sunday, March 08, 2015
Mayo Clinic: Eliminating four white foods may make it easier to eat less, lose weight


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  DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm trying to lose weight, and a friend recently told me that cutting white bread and potatoes out of my diet completely will help. Is that true? If it is, what makes these foods so bad?
Read More Sunday, March 08, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: Save your help for those who ask

  By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Content Agency
  Q. I’ve been doing well in my career for a long time. Lately, however, I’m noticing that when I attempt to point out pretty obvious problems, a lot of people either cut me off or get angry at me. I think it’s my responsibility to pass on what I’ve learned to people less experienced. Why am I getting punished for trying to be helpful?
Read More Sunday, March 08, 2015
Jill on Money: Attack your taxes: credits, deductions, IRAs


By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
  Today, we return to the basics, starting with tax credits, which provide a dollar-for dollar reduction of your income tax liability. Here are some of the most popular and widely available credits
Read More Sunday, March 08, 2015
News Spotlight: Local Sorority Provides Free Mental Health Workshop

 The Lansing Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents a free mental health workshop for all, on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Michigan.  The workshop will focus on education and awareness of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, bipolar disorder and many others.  

Read More Thursday, March 05, 2015
News Spotlight: The Power of Consistency

 By Sherman Joseph


We have a tendency to respond and act to situations and our circumstance in regards to the convictions and thoughts that we harbor consistently, and the formed after effects of those actions in the long run bring about the quality and conditions of our lives. We have objectives we need to accomplish; still we just work towards them when it’s favorable or advantageous.
Read More Monday, March 02, 2015
The Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability Graduates to the Next Level


MMPGS partners gathered in January to recognize their dynamic work throughout the region: Michigan State University, Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, Mid Michigan Environmental Action Council, Middle Grand River Organization of Watersheds, Meridian Charter Township; Michigan Energy Options; the Groundwater Management Board, Greening Mid-Michigan and the Urban/Rural Service Management Committee. Courtesy photo

Read More Sunday, February 22, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS:  New Healthcare Tax Forms


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
Obamacare has added a new wrinkle this  According to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the 2015 tax filing season “will be one of the most complicated filing seasons we’ve ever had.”  One of those complications is the reporting required for Obamacare.
Read More Sunday, February 22, 2015
Black History Month: Robert Robinson Taylor becomes 38th Honoree into Black Heritage Stamp Series


GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Robert Robinson Taylor, believed to have been both the first African-American graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the nation's first academically trained black architect was inducted into the Postal Service's Black Heritage Stamp series today as the 38th honoree. His great granddaughter, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett joined Postmaster General Megan Brennan in dedicating the stamp. 
Read More Sunday, February 22, 2015

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