This city wants to keep bicyclists safe. Its solution? Plants

Can a box of flowers keep bicyclists safe?Coral Gables leaders hope they can. The city is installing protected bike lanes that will be separated from automotive traffic by planter boxes filled with pentas and purple queens. Temporary two-way bike lanes will replace existing curbside parking on Salzedo Street and one lane of traffic on...

Police put the brakes on bike thefts

One UI police officer is trying to put the brakes on bike thefts by creating a decoy. It's called an anti-theft bike.Law enforcement officials say September is a big month for bike thefts since students are returning to campus. They hope this new way of catching thieves will cut down those numbers.While the department...

End Insomnia With a Few Slow Deep Breaths

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When you are stressed, it may be difficult to fall asleep at times. Your mind is racing and worry blankets your body -- making it impossible to relax enough to drift off. Having anxiety can cause those sleepless nights of insomnia to be worse. You can purchase sleep aides, but if you want to...

Anxiety Disorders: Should I Fire My Psychiatrist and Find an Herbalist?

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For many people, psychotherapy and psychiatry are helpful treatments for anxiety. However, some experts believe that the most effective treatment plans for the disorder are inclusive of therapy, pharmacology, and depending on the patient’s needs, individualized complementary treatments.Psychological therapies and pharmaceutical medicines are traditionally the forerunners of the recommended options for patients experiencing...

Prenatal Yoga During the Third Trimester

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This article will discuss best practices for prenatal yoga during your third trimester. For earlier stages of your pregnancy, read the previous articles on prenatal yoga during the first and second trimesters. In the third, the growth of your baby is accelerating. You may also have new pains and experience aching that was absent...