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Life Doesn’t Have to Fade With Memories

Life Doesn’t Have to Fade With Memories

It’s estimated that as many as 5.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or an age-related dementia. The majority – as many as 80 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – receive care in their homes. Some 15 million Americans, most of whom are female, provide the care, totaling 17 billion hours of …

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Tips to avoid hidden sugars

Tips to avoid hidden sugars

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Low-fat and ‘diet’ foods often contain extra sugar to help improve their taste and palatability and to add bulk and texture in the place of fat. Even savoury foods, like ready-made soups and sauces may contain added sugar. A can of soft drink, on average, contains the …

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Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac Disease- A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein …

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Football, Cycling and Yoga… The Common Bond

Football, Cycling and Yoga

By Dana Jean Costantino While at first read, the words football, cycling and Yoga may not seem as though they are linked or can commonly benefit one another, they sure can and do. While many may not know this, high school, college and pro football players practice Yoga as a way to be more limber and focused on the field …

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A Change in Destiny

A Change in Destiny

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jerry sat patiently in his shiny black Chevy Silverado in the same spot by the playground like he had done for the last four weekends. He reached over and picked up a brown paper bag, took out and slowly unwrapped his favorite mid-morning snack…a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Jerry …

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There is life after spinal cord injury. We’ll help you get there.

There is life after spinal cord injury. We'll help you get there.

Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is perhaps the most devastating orthopedic injury, and with prolonged survival being the rule, rehabilitation of these injuries has an increasingly important role. The primary goals of rehabilitation are prevention of secondary complications, maximization of physical functioning, and reintegration into the community. When a potentially life-altering injury occurs, coordinated, compassionate care and the support of clinicians …

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Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes computer-use eyestrain? Normally, humans blink …

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Make Sure Your Kids’ Shoes Fit Right, Support Healthy Growth

Make Sure Your Kids’ Shoes Fit Right, Support Healthy Growth

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center For most families, shoes are a major back-to-school investment. So choosing the right shoes – ones that fit properly, wear well and provide good support – is important. Unfortunately, most shoes today are purchased in self-serve shoe stores or even online … leaving parents with a job for which many are ill …

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“Test Drive” Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

“Test Drive” Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Would you buy a car without test driving it first?  Would you buy a house without seeing it first? If the answer is no, then why would you buy a hearing aid without taking it for a “test drive”? If you are like most people for whom hearing aids have been recommended, you are reluctant …

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Palliative care and medicine focuses on comfort and quality of life for patients and the families of patients dealing with a progressive, serious or chronic illness or injury. OhioHealth’s palliative care teams work with your doctor to enhance the treatment you are already receiving with the goal of pain control and managing other symptoms and to provide psychological and spiritual support …

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YMCA Youth Soccer

YMCA Youth Soccer

For 30 years or more, we’ve heard that soccer is coming to the United States. Well, it seems, soccer has finally arrived. More than 3 million kids across the U.S. participate in youth soccer, more than double the number of youths participating in football. The parents of children playing soccer now were among the first Americans to take it up …

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The National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day®

The National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day

Walk, stretch, dance and celebrate. Americans of all ages and fitness levels are invited to join in National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Moving Day® events to raise awareness and funds to fight Parkinson’s disease. An estimated 1 million people in the United States and up to 10 million worldwide are living with this neurodegenerative brain disorder that affects body movement. Millions more …

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How to Approach Senior Care for a Loved One with Memory Loss

How to Approach Senior Care for a Loved One with Memory Loss

Bringing up the topic of senior care support with a loved one can difficult, but the situation is even more fraught when that person suffers from a mental health issue, such as memory loss. Many family caregivers are left wondering how to approach the subject, worried about upsetting their elderly parent, or even fearful of an irrational or violent reaction. …

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Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

By Beth Taylor, Marketing and Community Outreach – Community Hospice It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted. Far too many …

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Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center No less an expert than Leonardo da Vinci recognized the human foot as “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Think about it. The average person walks between 3,000 and 5,000 steps a day, exerting a force equal to two to three times their body weight with each step! So …

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