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Rosemary Boggs

Stories by Rosemary

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Diabetes complicates treatment for cold, flu

posted: 01/16/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

I've finally caught a cold. People all around me are sick and silly me thought I could keep the germs at bay.

On the cover for TV Week

posted: 01/15/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is debuting yet another made-for-TV movie franchise with the introduction of The Fixer Upper Mysteries. They're based on author Kate Carlisle's novels set in the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 01/04/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Hot Logic recently introduced Hot Logic Mini, a "personal portable oven for use in the office, the jobsite, a campsite or wherever you have an outlet."

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Avoid stroke by changing risk factors

posted: 01/02/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Over the last few months several people close to my age, including pop icon George Michael, have died. Like me, he was 53.

TV Week: On the Cover

posted: 01/01/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Cooking shows are all the rage these days. From Food Network to the Cooking Channel, television stars and celebrity chefs offer advice, tips and recipes for the foodie in all of us. Now AETN is throwing its hat into the ring with the new series Cook With Brooks. It will air at 5 p.m. Saturdays.

On the cover

posted: 12/25/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

For 20 years, Freeform, the channel formerly known as ABC Family, has aired a special block of programming that runs from Dec. 1 to 25. They call it "25 Days of Christmas," and the programming includes a variety of classic movies, festive specials and Christmas favorites.

Contained delights: Create an indoor haven of green with easily constructed terrarium

posted: 12/24/2016 4:55 a.m. Discuss

Want to grow and maintain plants in your home but can't even keep a fake ficus alive? Have you tried a terrarium?

Practically Active: New doctor hunt calls for research

posted: 12/19/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

"The best doctors and medicine in the world can't save you if you don't do what you're supposed to do."

On the cover

posted: 12/18/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Although it's not really a Christmas movie, The Sound of Music is a classic that usually airs during the holiday season. And this year is no exception -- the musical is airing at 6 p.m. today on ABC.

On the Cover for TV Week: On the cover

posted: 12/11/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

It's the Christmas season -- a time for presents, family togetherness and being of good cheer. But for members of our military, this time of year can be emotional, especially for those stationed thousands of miles away from home or struggling to overcome injuries from their service. Whatever their situation, our men and women in uniform deserve a healthy dose of festivity.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Don't give yourself a blue Christmas

posted: 12/05/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Weighing sugar alcohols vs. real thing

posted: 11/21/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Not long after I was diagnosed as diabetic, a friend brought me a small bag of miniature sugar-free Hershey bars. Throughout the day I ate several, and by afternoon I was nursing a bloated stomach.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Some ABCs on 'low T' and diabetes in men

posted: 11/07/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

In my last column I wrote about menopause and diabetes, from a woman's perspective. This week it's the guys' turn.

Practically active: Menopause poses risks for diabetics

posted: 10/24/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

A week or so ago an email came from with a link to an article titled "Should 'No' Be the New 'Yes' for Women?"

RESTAURANT REVIEW: CM Smoke's meat a cut above

posted: 10/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

CM Smoke Artisan BBQ, a mom-and-pop restaurant in a strip mall on Jacksonville's Main Street, prides itself on lovingly smoking a variety of meats low and slow over a wood-fire pit out back. The house-made dry rubs and four sauces include vinegary, hot and sweet.






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