Kaitlyn Murray

Is Gluten-Free Really All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

We ask a local nutrition expert if a gluten-free diet is for everyone.

For the past few years it’s been all the rage to go gluten (a.k.a. the protein found in wheat) free, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? We chatted with Dara LoBuono, the state media and marketing representative for the Rhode Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, to get her take on this lifestyle and more. WHY…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Feb. 8–14

Down desserts and drafts at Whalers, attend a sparkling winter benefit, see 5,000 years of Chinese history in dance and more fun things to do.

1. Desserts and Drafts From Whalers Facebook page. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re in a committed relationship or just looking for an excuse to indulge in yummy things, we’re of the opinion that it’s never too early to begin celebrating. Kick the week of love off right by grabbing your sweetheart (romantic, platonic, familial —…

The Furry Canine Healers at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

The Animal Visiting Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital has been delivering smiles to children’s faces for more than twenty years.

Headed by Hasbro staffers and animal lovers, Kim Morse and Ariel Twomey, the Animal Visiting Program features just under a dozen pet therapy dogs of all breeds, large and small. These pups visit with patients and families all over the hospital, from the emergency department to the mental health ward to the long term care unit. TRAINING As we all…