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Mountain View Baptist Church, 3500 W. Overton Road, is hosting a classic car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1.

Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. Vendors will be on site selling various items.

If you have a classic car to display, there is a $5 fee.

Call 744-9141 to register. You can also go online to mvbctucson.org/give. Click \"make a donation\" and enter $5 in the \"other\" category.

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Dear Amy: I have been married for 33 years. I love my husband, but I have totally enabled him, to the point where I am now feeling abused.

For instance, this morning, he was in a minor car accident. Through my business relationships, I have an excellent contact in the repair business, and so I kindly took his car in, gave him mine to use in the interim and picked up the rental.

I asked him to drive the rental so I could have my car back and he refused. I told him I felt used. He basically said I should get over it.

Because of my family background and decades of behaving this way, I am now at the point where I feel incredibly put upon because of all of the expectations, as well as the total lack of gratitude.

At this point I want to try and start pulling back from \u201cdoing everything\u201d in our household: Making breakfast, lunch, coffee, laundry, cleaning, running the accounts, doing the taxes, etc.

It is important for me to keep harmony in my house, but I also want to take care of myself.

I am a successful business owner. I have a somewhat flexible schedule, which contributes to my taking on too many tasks.

How can I change this?

\u2014 Frustrated

Dear Frustrated: You sound like a nurturing and competent caretaker. Perhaps you feel disappointed when people don\u2019t do things as well as you know you can, and so you do more, but then feel unappreciated.

I\u2019m trying to point out that you have a big part to play in this dynamic, because in order to change it, you\u2019re going to have to learn to back off and not immediately jump up to volunteer your services, especially if you aren\u2019t getting any emotional traction or reciprocation from being so generous and competent.

This morning, for instance. Did your husband ask you to solve his problem for him? Or did you know you could handle it well and volunteered because you love him and love helping him, and because helping is an important part of your identity?

Couples are supposed to help each other. Your husband needs to be given the opportunity, and the expectation, to step up and help himself, and also help you.

In order to change things at home, you\u2019re going to have to risk your husband\u2019s disapproval, as he struggles to adjust. (Now it\u2019s his turn to \u201cget over it.\u201d)

You\u2019ll want to be clear about the tasks you\u2019re happy to continue doing, versus those things you\u2019re going to stop doing. Let him get his own coffee and make his own lunch. Maintain a neutral attitude. You should make a conscious effort at the start not to volunteer your services to take on any task that doesn\u2019t have to do directly with you, and to be more intentional about your own behavior. When you change, even a little bit, people around you will change, too.

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It takes a lot to keep a chiropractic clinic going for nearly 50 years.

Evolving with new therapies and equipment, taking care of trusted staff, developing excellent rapport with patients \u2014 all are important. But responding well under pressure could be the secret behind James Wear\u2019s 46-year \u2014and counting \u2014 career at the Nampa Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic.

Back in 1971, the young college graduate moved his family to the area so he could join an existing chiropractic clinic as an associate, under a longtime local chiropractor.

\u201cI worked in the office one day, and he had a heart attack that night,\u201d Wear said. \u201cI had a full practice the next day.\u201d

Wear weathered that storm and hasn\u2019t stopped since. His practice has grown, and so have his certifications. Besides being a chiropractic physician, he\u2019s also a naturopath, kinesiologist and acupuncturist.

His wife, Pamela Wear, has been with the clinic for 27 years as a nutritionist and lifestyle counselor. The Wears embrace new technology and practices to better assist their patients in recovery and pain relief, including hyperbarics, advanced muscle integration technique and low level laser therapy.

Wear was interested in applied kinesiology, or the study of movement, from his college days, although the subject was rather obscure in those days. He learned from a pioneering doctor who spoke at his college and built on that knowledge throughout his life and career. He\u2019s helped get athletes back from bad sprains and helped to relieve ordinary people\u2019s daily muscle pain utilizing AMIT, or advanced muscle integration technique.

\u201c(You see a) huge changes in people\u2019s lives,\u201d he said.

Wear also cites low level laser therapy, an industry innovation within the last 20 years, as a game changer.

\u201cIt\u2019s used from everything from wound healing to activating muscles and acupuncture points,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s a healing light that helps things heal a lot faster.\u201d

First approved by the Food and Drug Administration for wound healing, Wear said it can speed up the healing process by a third.

\u201cThe laser light and healing frequencies upregulates the cells and increases healing rate,\u201d he said.

Technological changes were met with demographic changes for Wear, as well.

\u201cThere were 23,000 people in Nampa when I started,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s certainly seen a lot of growth. We\u2019ve gone from 23,000 to over 80,000.\u201d

The population uptick brought an increase in chiropractors, too. Wear said there were two full-time and one part-time chiropractor in Nampa in the early 1970s. Today, there are more than 20 firms.

At 73 years old, Wear still loves what he does. The clinic relocated three years ago from its location on Seventh Street behind Albertsons in the interest of more space and a better building.

He and Pam opt for shorter business hours these days, and they enjoy traveling. They have a small but dedicated staff that allows them to focus on patient care.

\u201cI have no plans to retire,\u201d he said. \u201cAs long as I\u2019m healthy and enjoying what I do, why would I retire to go find something else to do that I don\u2019t enjoy as much as I\u2019m already doing?\u201d

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No need to hide your children and board up the house in preparation for the apocalypse because of these insects known as Crane flies. Despite their scary looks and large numbers of them popping up around Tucson, Crane flies are harmless to humans and beneficial to the environment.

According to one website, \u00a0\"Crane Flies grow up to 2 1/2 inches long, with a wingspan of three inches. They are grayish-brown and slender. Their legs are super-thin and long. They are usually about twice as long as their bodies.\"

During a wet winter or spring, these insects emerge from the soil, mate and lay eggs in their short 15-day or so adult life. They don't eat, although one website\u00a0claims they might possibly partake of flower nectar. They are attracted to light and may try to sneak in on you.

These insects are actually considered beneficial, especially by gardeners. The larvae feed on decaying organic matter, thereby speeding decomposition, according to this website.

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FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A good night's sleep is often elusive, but there are things you can do to boost the odds of getting some quality shuteye, sleep experts say.

The first is to have regular bed and wake times, according to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital sleep doctors Dr. Daniel Barone and Dr. Andrew Westwood.

The doctors suggested going to sleep at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning, even on weekends and vacation days. That's because changes between workdays and days off may impair your sleep and how you feel during the daytime.

Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon and evening, they advised. Instead of coffee, tea, cola and chocolate, choose water, seltzer, unsweetened decaffeinated herbal tea and other caffeine-free beverages.

It's also important to eat a healthy diet and be physically active.

\"Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet that is high in fiber and low in saturated fat and added sugars may improve your sleep, health, and overall quality of life. The American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity. These exercises are best done either early in the morning or right after work,\" the doctors said.

Try to avoid electronic screens on e-readers, mobile devices and television sets at least 30 minutes before bed. The light from these devices can signal to your body that it is still daytime, which may impair your sleep, they said.

Avoid naps, especially in the afternoon. If you must nap, do so for only 20 to 30 minutes earlier in the day.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on sleep.

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FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nerve pain and numbness, also known as neuropathy, is a debilitating but common symptom of diabetes.

Now, new research suggests certain drugs may outperform others in treating diabetic neuropathy.

The new review of the data on the subject was led by Julie Waldfogel of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Her team noted that about half of people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage caused by high levels of blood sugar.

However, not all of them will have symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling in the legs and feet.

In the new study, the Hopkins group reviewed 106 studies on pain relief for diabetic neuropathy. The researchers found \"moderate\" evidence that the antidepressants duloxetine (Cymbalta) and venlafaxine (Effexor) reduce diabetic nerve pain.

However, they only found \"weak\" evidence that botulinum toxin (Botox), the anti-seizure drugs pregabalin (Lyrica) and oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), and drugs called tricyclic antidepressants and atypical opioids (drugs such as Tramadol) may help reduce pain.

The researchers also noted that gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise) works in a similar manner to pregabalin, and the review found gabapentin no more effective than a placebo.

Long-term use of standard opioids -- such as OxyContin, Vicodin or Percocet -- is not recommended for chronic pain due, including neuropathy, because of a lack of evidence of long-term benefit and the risk of abuse, misuse and overdose, Waldfogel said.

The anti-seizure drug valproate and capsaicin cream were also ineffective, according to the review published online March 24 in the journal Neurology.

The review was funded by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

\"Providing pain relief for neuropathy is crucial to managing this complicated disease,\" Waldfogel said in a journal news release.

\"Unfortunately, more research is still needed, as the current treatments have substantial risk of side effects, and few studies have been done on the long-term effects of these drugs,\" she added.

Two experts in diabetes care and pain management said the data review is important information for patients.

\"This trial was a much needed step in the right direction in an otherwise murky field of medicine,\" said Dr. Caroline Messer, an endocrinologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

She noted that \"traditional teaching for endocrinologists has always included the use of gabapentin for diabetic neuropathy. Given gabapentin's host of side effects, it will be a relief to remove it from the toolbox.\"

And Messer added that \"venlafaxine is now an interesting treatment possibility, given that one of its common side effects, weight loss, could prove useful for patients with type 2 diabetes.\"

Dr. Ajay Misra is chair of neurosciences at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. He noted that neuropathy can differ for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, with neuropathy levels correlating well with blood sugar management in people with type 1 disease, but not as well for those with type 2 diabetes.

As for pain relief, Misra said \"there is clearly no medication which was found to be highly effective\" in the new review, so there is clearly a need for research into better analgesic options for patients.

\"We hope our findings are helpful to doctors and people with diabetes who are searching for the most effective way to control pain from neuropathy,\" researcher Waldfogel added. \"Unfortunately, there was not enough evidence available to determine if these treatments had an impact on quality of life. Future studies are needed to assess this.\"

More information

The American Diabetes Association has more on nerve damage from diabetes.

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FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teens with autism are four times more likely to visit an emergency room than those without the disorder, a new report says.

The Penn State College of Medicine researchers said the likelihood of an ER visit for a teen with autism increased five-fold from 2005 to 2013.

The findings suggest that young people with autism may require better access to primary and specialist care, the researchers said.

\"We believe if their regular medical and behavioral specialist services served them better, a big portion of them would end up with fewer emergency department visits,\" said study author Guodong Liu, an assistant professor of public health sciences at Penn State.

In the United States, it's estimated that 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder. This is the term for a range of conditions that may involve problems with social skills, speech and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors, according to Autism Speaks. Frequently, other medical and mental health issues accompany the disorder.

Liu's team analyzed nine years of private insurance health-care claims of 12- to 21-year-olds. The researchers found that ER use by adolescents with autism rose from 3 percent in 2005 to 16 percent in 2013. During that same time, ER use by teens without autism held steady at about 3 percent.

Older teens with autism were much more likely to visit an ER than younger ones -- one-third vs. 10 percent, the study found.

The researchers also discovered that the proportion of ER visits by teens with autism for a mental health crisis rose from 12 percent in 2005 to 22 percent in 2013.

Liu said puberty and the transition to adulthood may be especially difficult for children with autism, and their parents and other caregivers might not be aware that they need extra guidance and support during this vulnerable time.

In response to stress, some teens with autism may harm themselves, Liu said.

\"The consequence is they're more likely to end up in the emergency department,\" he said in a Penn State news release.

The study was partly funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. It was published recently in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on autism.

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FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans have a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is caused by hardening of the arteries in the legs and feet.

About 8.5 million Americans have PAD, including up to 20 percent of people over age 60, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The lack of blood flow to the legs and feet may lead to wounds that don't heal and, in severe cases, amputation, warned Dr. Ali AbuRahma, secretary of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

One symptom of PAD is leg pain when walking. Patients who experience this should tell their physician. The doctor may then order a painless, noninvasive test to measure blood pressure in the ankles.

Hardening of the arteries is manageable, AbuRahma said in a society news release.

\"We recommend that everyone take a few sensible health measures to keep their veins and arteries healthy. First, know your 'numbers,' that is, manage your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Don't smoke, and get regular physical activity. Try to lower your stress level, too,\" he said.

There's also help for patients with advanced disease, he added.

\"Vascular specialists are trained to restore blood flow, but most of our long-term patients never need anything other than medication and good health habits,\" AbuRahma said.

\"But if non-invasive treatments no longer work, we can install minimally invasive balloons or stents to unblock blood vessels, or perform open procedures, in which we create bypasses around a blocked artery,\" AbuRahma explained.

He is chief of vascular-endovascular surgery at West Virginia University's Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center.

People with vascular disease should be under the care of a vascular specialist for the rest of their lives, AbuRahma recommended.

\"If you want to live to be a healthy old age, the best thing you can do is to really follow your doctor's orders,\" he said.

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The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more on peripheral artery disease.

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