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Compression hose, exercise help reduce swelling in legs

Dear doctors: My wife, who is 77 and a Type 2 diabetic, suffers from severe edema in both legs. Her heart, liver and kidneys recently all checked out fine. She had an ultrasound on her legs, and had no blood clot.

A weekend workshop at Royal Roads helps over-achievers set the bar lower

The ever-striving perfectionists among us demonstrate energy far greater than our own. They don't stop at "well done" work when Himalayan heights can be scaled by midnight.

Parts of Einstein's brain abnormally large

At the time of his death of an aortic aneurysm at age 76, Albert Einstein's brain was no bigger, and weighed no more, than the brain of an average older male. But beneath that unique organ's external folds and fissures, our universe was re-conceived.

Cobble Hill teen wins beauty show in China

A Cobble Hill teen has been crowned Miss World in a Chinese beauty competition. Emily Dorma, 16, a Grade 11 student at Frances Kelsey Secondary School in Mill Bay, won the title in the contest, hosted by Chinese model agency New Silk Road.

There's no sitting on the fence with Beatles and Stones

"We idolized the Beatles, except for those of us who idolized the Rolling Stones, who in those days still had many of their original teeth.

Yoko's racy fashions honour Lennon

You remember that Beatles classic I Wanna Hold Your Hand? Turns out Yoko Ono had other things in mind.

Events

Urbanite at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., Friday, 8-11 p.m. Cost: $15/$11 at aggv.ca or urbanite.eventbrite.com Christmas Open House, Friday, 5-8 p.m. with 40 stores open in the Town of Sidney. Details mypeninsula.

Top shopping destinations for the season

Cheapflights.com just announced a list of the top shopping experiences worldwide. ? Bond Street, London, England: The west end of London is a pedestrian's delight.
Loverboy lovin' every minute of it (pass the heat rub)

Loverboy lovin' every minute of it (pass the heat rub)

IN CONCERT Journey with Loverboy and Night Ranger When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Where: Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.) Tickets: $79.50/$99.

Gingerbread city moves into Inn at Laurel Point for season

What do pastry chefs do on their time off? Some spend two months making one (hopefully prize-winning) gingerbread house for Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase, a festive fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity Victoria.