Pets: What’s In That Dog Food?

Story and photos by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 13-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch.

Cary, NC – Murphy is my grandfather’s Black Labrador Retriever.  He is about ten months old, and he is adorable. But what’s in his food bowl? Read more

Health: Should I Be Worried About Low-T?

Story by Dr. Hamid Bakhteyar, a compounding pharmacist in Cary. Photo by Joysaphine.

Cary, NC-  How would you know if you have Low-T? These days, ads for low testosterone levels (Low-T) are running on TV and men are asking their healthcare providers more and more questions about it.

Here’s what you need to know and what you can do about it.

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Fitness: 7 Ways to Stay Motivated

With the excesses of the holiday season weighing heavily, we thought we’d consult a local expert on getting into shape. And who better than Autumn Hibberd of Styles Group Fitness in Downtown Cary? Photo by Lululemon Athletica.

Cary, NC – Fitness advice often focuses on specific exercises or workouts. But for most people, the biggest hurdle is willpower. Here are my top 7 tips to stay motivated about your fitness. Read more

Cary Authors: Faith, Dancing and Energy Medicine

Book review by Matt Young. Photo by PanArmenian.

Cary, NC –  Suzette Faith Foster walks to the beat of a different drummer (or dances, I should say). Some of you might be worried that this is an insult. Trust me – to Sue, it is not. There was a time when many thought she would never even walk againRead more

Coping With Losses From Suicide During the Holidays

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Timothy Faust.

Cary, NC – A  friend of mine, Jeri Wade, contacted me.

She is a “survivor” of family suicide and an active volunteer with The Triangle Survivors of Suicide (SOS). Read more

Cut-A-Thon For Kay Raises Over $5000

Story by Lindsey Chester. Pictured above L ->R Nicole Moore, Admissions Director Mitchell’s Academy; Ashley Hancock Roman, former NC State Basketball player; Brenda Keene and Sarah Reese both of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Front: Isa Roman

Cary, NC- A few weeks ago, we reported about a cut-a-thon that raised that helped raise money in the fight against breast cancer. October is after all, Breast Cancer Awareness month, and folks around Cary get motivated for this cause like no other.

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Food Friday Locavore: Fall Produce

Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 13-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She also blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch. Photo by Hal Goodtree, CaryCitizen’s Chief Cook and Bottlewasher. He also takes pictures over on FotoHal.

Cary, NC – It’s October.  I’m so excited for autumn – it’s my favorite season, hands-down.

I like the piles of crunchy leaves, the cozy sweaters I can bring out from my closet, the warm, rich food… hey, I’m a food blogger, right?  I’m always thinking about what I can eat, and in fall, there is a cornucopia of choices – and I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving dinner. Read more

Save A Life Walk Has Legs

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- The second annual Save A Life Walk on October 9th drew a crowd of over 300 to the Wake Med Soccer Park in their quest to raise money to help prevent teen suicide. Read more

Cut For A Cure

Breast cancer survivor Bridget McMinn gets new cut and style by Twisted Scissors owner Amanda Kimball at Cut for the Cure

Cary, NC- Haircuts are something many cancer survivors forego during chemo and radiation treatments. Here in Cary, the Twisted Scissors Salon raised money with haircuts to benefit the Susan G Komen For The Cure. Read more

Flu Shots at Cary EMS

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Carol E. Davis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Cary, NC – Getting vaccinated against the flu and the H1N1 Virus is your best protection against the influenza virus. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Read more