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Food Imposters undermining your healthy lifestyle:

Food Imposters undermining your healthy lifestyle:

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Health food imposters can fool anyone!  Here are a few foods and some may be surprising that should be wiped out for healthier choices. Flavored yogurt Dairy is a wonderful source of calcium, potassium and protein, but flavored yogurts are usually sweetened with sugar – some containing more …

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Volunteers Give the Gift of Presence

Volunteers Give the Gift of Presence

By Andrea Arnett, Community Hospice Director of Volunteers Community Hospice is an organization dedicated to the care of people of all ages who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Our care is designed to alleviate pain and control the symptoms of disease with skill and compassion for our patients.  It is our belief that people do not need hospice …

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Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is poised to become a new epidemic in the U.S. by 2030, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Already, it is the No. 1 cause of blindness, robbing more people of their sight than cataracts and glaucoma combined. AMD is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the surface at the back …

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Signs aging parents might need a little help

Signs aging parents might need a little help

It won’t be long before the icy blasts of winter are upon us. Time to put away the rakes and get out the snow shovels and salt. And, while you’re at it … make sure your elderly parents are taken care of, too! Even in the best of circumstances, older people face challenges in their day-to-day lives: shopping for groceries, …

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Changes in Your Feet May Signal Heart Concerns

Changes in Your Feet May Signal Heart Concerns

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon If you’re wondering about the health of your heart, try looking at your feet. The lowly, stepped-on, shoe-squished foot could very well hold clues about the state of your coronary arteries. If your feet show signs of poor circulation – or peripheral arterial disease – your heart could be suffering as …

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Is A Debt-Free Life Possible?

Is A Debt-Free Life Possible?

Leslie Balfaqih couldn’t believe how much money she and her husband wasted every month. “Our financial life was a mess,” Leslie says from her home in Florida. “To say we were disorganized is putting it mildly.” Like so many Americans, they didn’t have a plan for their money. The problem is often not how much money a family makes, but …

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History of Beef Inspection

History of Beef Inspection

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional act creating the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This act This act was designed, among other things, to inspect and ensure the safety of the food we eat. In those early years, there was very little government oversight of the rapidly growing beef industry. …

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How to Save Money on Pet Care

How to Save Money on Pet Care

(NewsUSA) Owning a pet has a lot of perks, but caring for one can take its toll on your wallet. According to the ASPCA, owning a dog or cat can cost up to $1,000 in the first year, and many people end up spending much more. The good news is you can cut your pet care expenses without compromising your pet’s …

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Is it time for new hearing aids?

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A If you have been on the hearing aid journey, either personally or with someone you care about, you know how difficult it can be. First the denial. Then the bargaining. And finally, the recognition that being able to hear clearly is just as important as being able to see, maybe more so After being asked …

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Wholehearted

Wholehearted

By Jodi Thomas I love Valentine’s Day.  Not just the flowers and the chocolate and all that good stuff, but I have always loved the idea of celebrating love . . . and on a trivial note, seeing all the pink and red hearts just makes me happy for some reason. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my own …

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Traveling in Seasonal Weather

Traveling in Seasonal Weather

Torrential rains are expected later today, making travel across the region treacherous. Gale-force winds are grounding flights. Going on a trip any time of year takes some attentive planning to work around both travel and destination weather, particularly if you are an older adult or are accompanying an elder loved one. Increasingly popular senior travel includes grandparents treating grandkids to …

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5 Ways Your Fitness Roadblocks Are All in Your Head

5 Ways Your Fitness Roadblocks Are All in Your Head

By Janelle Keith Discouragement hit me when I least expected it. You see, I’d been consistently doing what I needed to reach my fitness goals. I was doing the work and making good choices, so I expected to see progress. But when I didn’t see it, I wanted to give up on my goals. All my good efforts seemed lost and …

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Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers, loved ones

Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers, loved ones

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who provides care to an elderly loved one, someone with a disability or a family member with dementia, you know how demanding the work is. From time to time, you may have tried to get another family member to assist or relied upon a friend or neighbor. But, if you’re like most …

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Winter Nutrition as You Age

Winter Nutrition as You Age

When the temperature drops, healthy eating can become less of a priority. As winter settles in, staying inside and piling extracheese on a chilidog may sound more inviting than squeezing fresh lemon on an arugula salad. Keeping a healthy diet in winter can be a challenge, especially if you are an older adult. With age, the body naturally starts to …

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Let the YMCA Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Let the YMCA Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year’s resolution is something of a ritual. Every January, we make promises to ourselves and our loved ones about things we hope to achieve in the new year, most of which relate to personal goals, such as learning something new, finding a new job, being happy, getting into shape, losing weight, eating right, reducing stress, and so on. Although …

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