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Brunswick's Rapid Wrench & Lube offers more than just an oil change

Rapid Wrench & Lube promises to put its customers in the fast lane. “Nobody likes waiting around,” says Andy Schmieder, owner of the fast lube and full-service auto repair facility. “After the doctor’s office and the dentist’s office, the auto repair shop comes in a close third as everybody’s least favorite place to...

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When it’s not the common cold

The season is upon us. No, not the holidays. It’s cold and flu time. But there might be a chance that what you suspect is a common cold is actually winter allergies. We caught up with Dr. Barry Lampl—an allergist and immunologist who founded Allergy Diagnostics 25 years ago—to find out more. Q: When is it a cold, and when is it...

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Elegance is rediscovered at Fairlawn's Doug Jones & Co.

Mimi has been known to remind people that oftentimes the best small businesses are located off the main drag—tucked away on quiet side streets. But it’s the foray into these tiny territories that typically yields the best results. Mimi’s latest foray took her to Doug Jones and Co., a delightfully spacious showroom that is the...

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Natural support for gout

Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. Symptoms include intense joint pain, inflammation and redness lasting a few days to a few weeks. It usually affects the big toe, but can occur in other parts of the body. This painful condition is often diet related. The main culprit is an unhealthy build-up of uric acid that forms crystals in...

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Holiday prep 101

If you’re a child of the ‘50s, ‘60s or ‘70s, chances are good you have more than one holiday photo featuring an ugly beige metal card table surrounded by four matching chairs. Sometimes it served as the bar, sometimes it was the kids’ table, and sometimes it held desserts. But too often the joy of the holiday season was...

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