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Bucs shake sluggish start to stomp LaGrange


ATLANTA, Ga. – The Whitworth University men's basketball team proved once again that it isn't about how you start, but how you finish. After a sluggish opening half of today's NCAA Division III first round tournament game at Emory University, the 13th ...

March is Red Cross Month


Upcoming blood drives in LaGrange and Noble counties are: • March 16: Noon to 6 p.m., LaGrange First United Methodist Church, 209 W. Spring St., LaGrange. • March 27: Noon to 5 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 605 E. Main St., Albion.

Logan Stiner's parents getting word out about powdered caffeine


Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner from LaGrange once tweeted "Cherish the seconds. Everything happens for a reason." In May, Stiner died after overdosing on caffeine powder. The coroner ruled he had 23 times the normal amount in his system. Now, nearly a year ...

Want to help your heart? Don't sit for so long!


UPDATE: Police identify 15-year-old girl killed in US 20 crash in LaGrange County UPDATE: Police identify 15-year-old girl killed in US 20 crash in LaGrange County UPDATE: Police have identified the 15-year-old girl killed in Monday afternoon's crash on US ...

What’s new on the business scene for March 7


Feldman has donated time and supported numerous causes through the years, including, but not limited to, the LaGrange Soccer Club, LaGrange Challenger Bowling and LaGrange Special Needs Adult Basketball programs. Chamber celebrates International Women’s ...

Keokuk city officials speak out against mental health facility closure


Branstad plans to eliminate funding for the facilities, which he says are old and outdated. Hannibal LaGrange University is in the final stages of securing funds for the last portion of construction on its new science and nursing building.More >> Hannibal ...

Vestavia Hills 2, North Florida Christian 0: Sonny Potter's shutout lifts Vestavia Hills in LaGrange Tournament


Sonny Potter threw a shutout as Vestavia Hills took a 2-0 win over North Florida Christian in Round 1 of the LaGrange (Ga.) Tournament. Potter (2-0) went the distance and gave up five hits and struck out three. The Rebels scored in the third inning when ...

Covenant Baseball Drops First Of Three Game Series At LaGrange


A three-run fifth inning and a strong start from Zach Tatham lifted host LaGrange past the Covenant baseball team 6-2 on Friday evening in game one of a three-game USA South series at Cleaveland Field. The loss is the third straight for Covenant (6-6, 3-4 ...

Father of LaGrange teen who died from caffeine powder files lawsuit


The father of former Keystone High School senior Logan Stiner, who died from a caffeine overdose last year, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Amazon.com and multiple other companies that sell pure caffeine products to the public. Logan, 18, died ...

LaGrange family sues powdered caffeine manufacturers and distributors


LAGRANGE, Ohio -- An Elyria attorney representing the family of 18-year-old who died of a caffeine overdose sued the companies that manufacture and distribute the powdered caffeine he ingested and the website he bought it from. Brian Balser, who represents ...




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How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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Two years of community college free for responsible students in LAGRANGE

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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A problem in the city: A GREAT CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN ADOLESCENCE CAN IMPAIR THE BRAIN PERMANENTLY

To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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