Oliver Sacks, the world-renowned neurologist and author who chronicled maladies and ennobled the afflicted in books that were regarded as masterpieces of medical literature, died Aug. 30 at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.
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Everyone’s favorite nanny descends onto the Honey McGee Playhouse stage in Sherman on Sept. 10 at Theatricks launches its 2015-16 season with the award-winning Broadway version of Mary Poppins. Performance dates and times are 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20.
Joel Fort, an iconoclastic psychiatrist who was an early advocate for decriminalizing marijuana and who gave expert testimony on drugs and brainwashing in the Patty Hearst case and more than 300 other criminal trials, has died. He was 86.
The old saying “It takes a village to raise a child” seems more relevant today than ever before, especially when it comes to basic necessities. Caring individuals and groups in Texomaland’s “villages” are working to lessen the load when it comes to feeding the children. Visions of Sugarplums in Pottsboro and the Kid’s Pantry in Denison are two such programs.
Dog and cat owners take note: Several pet-related products have come on the market recently to make your life easier — and cater to your favorite pet.
Four cancer survivors, including one from Dallas, have been chosen to board a tricked-out military version of a popular passenger jet for the wildest ride of their lives — a series of steep climbs followed by plunges so abrupt that they’ll be temporarily weightless, all in the name of science.
Amelia Boynton Robinson, who led voting drives and ran for Congress as a civil rights activist in Alabama, and whose severe beating by police during the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., shocked the nation, died Aug. 26 at a hospital in Montgomery, Ala. She was 104.
For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they’ve been victims of bullying in the past. Mayo Clinic Children’s Center psychologist Dr. Bridget Biggs says parents and caregivers should know the warning signs. “If your child is reluctant to go to school, stressed after spending time online or avoids social situations, he or she may be being bullied.” Dr. Biggs points out that the consequences of bullying can be serious. Victims are at increased risk of depression, anxiety, sleep problems, self-harm, poor grades and, in rare cases, suicide.
Fishing for kids
Somewhere amid the chaos of wedding planning, a couple may find themselves imagining how much easier it would be to drop everything and head down to the courthouse to say “I do.”