Don’t overdo doses of ginger

Q. I weaned myself off Nexium very gradually. It took four months, but it was successful. I found taking ginger capsules morning and evening very helpful. Ginger tea is good, too, but the capsules are more convenient. I wish I had used them much sooner in the weaning process. Are there any health concerns about […]

Snacking between meals can help you gain — or lose — weight

On Nutrition What’s your snacking IQ? Ask a dozen people what they think of snacking, and you’ll likely get a dozen answers. It ruins your appetite. It helps you avoid getting too hungry between meals. It’s a great way to fit more veggies into your day. It’s an excuse to eat candy and chips. It […]

Teen musicians: ‘Uncool’ earplugs may save your hearing

CHICAGO — For high-school sophomore Sophia Pellar, a pair of special earplugs recently donated by an audiologist has put an end to the pain she suffered when playing flute in the pep band. Still, the Mozart-loving teen giggles nervously when she explains that the earplugs — tethered by a bright-blue string and designed to protect […]

Monday’s prep soccer results

Glacier Peak 1, Shorewood 0 Kevin Duan set Riley Prescott up for a goal in the 50th minute to help Glacier Peak beat Shorewood 1-0. Goalkeeper Sahm Noorfshan finished the game with a shutout for the Grizzlies. Marysville Getchell 2, Marysville Pilchuck 1 Keeper Riley Kalamen recorded 20 saves for the Chargers as they went […]

Class 4A, 3A & 2A state boys soccer rankings – Week 8

2015 SEATTLE TIMES STATE BOYS SOCCER RANKINGS 2015 Class 4A, 3A 2A boys soccer state rankings – Week 8 (Current records in parentheses) Class 4A 1, Camas (15-0-0) 2, Tahoma (16-0-0) 3, Central Valley (Spokane) (13-0-0) 4, Puyallup (12-0-2) 5, Bellarmine Prep (7-1-2) 6, Snohomish (11-2-1) 7, Mount Si (9-1-4) 8, Pasco (15-1-0) 9, Wenatchee […]

The “Full 80” prep boys soccer blog — Week 8

This is the eighth installment The “Full 80″ prep boys soccer blog for the spring of 2015. Here’s a look at Inglemoor’s attacking offense, marquee matches and rankings. Inglemoor takes fast and furious offensive attack into playoffs When facing the Inglemoor High School boys soccer team, opponents know they must run to keep up. That’s […]

New York Rangers even series with Washington Capitals

NEW YORK – The New York Rangers needed to bounce back after a tough loss to the Washington Capitals. Chris Kreider didn’t need long to get them going. Kreider scored 38 seconds after the opening faceoff and the Rangers defeated the Capitals 3-2 Saturday, tying their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series at 1-1. “I think […]

Tampa Bay wins on road for 2-0 series lead over Montreal

MONTREAL – Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the playoffs and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. Nikita Kucherov scored twice on power plays, Valtteri Filppula, Victor Hedman and J.T. Brown added goals, and Ben Bishop made […]

Washington Capitals blank New York Rangers, take 2-1 series lead

WASHINGTON – Braden Holtby stood in a corner of the Washington Capitals’ locker room, his arms folded across his chest, his voice low and monotone, his demeanor as steady and calm as when he was protecting the net. “At times, I felt good. At other times, felt just like a normal game. Some days they […]