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It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads

It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads

Driving safely in the winter can be a challenge, even for the most experienced driver. In fact, an alarming three in five winter drivers (61 percent) have lost control of their car during winter weather, according to a new winter driving survey by Michelin. It comes as no surprise, then, that three quarters of respondents reported feeling nervous on winter roads …

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Was There a New Puppy or Kitten Under Your Tree This Year?

Was There a New Puppy or Kitten Under Your Tree This Year?

(NewsUSA) The holiday season is a popular time for spending and gift giving, there’s no doubt about it. Spending on pets is no exception. According to cat and dog breeders, mid-December is their busiest time of year. Families plan for the arrival of new puppies and kittens during their school-aged child’s winter break from school, to give them ample time to …

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Got Water? 4 Reasons to Drink More H2O

Got Water? 4 Reasons to Drink More H2O

(NewsUSA) We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so difficult to sip from what is arguably the fountain of youth? Answers vary, but the fact is, one in 10 Americans drinks zero cups of water per day, according to a study by Dr. …

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Tips for planning meals on a budget:

Tips for planning meals on a budget:

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Meal planning is great for saving time, but, ideally, it should save you money, as well. When you’re on a strict budget, meal planning can be quite the task. If you don’t have much money to work with for groceries and unsure where to start, I am hopeful …

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Your Secret Weapon for the New Year

Your Secret Weapon for the New Year

By Alex Anderson In August of 1996, I was having breakfast with a pastor that I admired. He did not come from a privileged family, but his life was full of good things. He was very blessed in every way. He had started his church a year and a half earlier, and it was flourishing.  He had a beautiful, healthy family.  …

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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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Comprehensive Eye Care for the New Year

Each year many people lose vision due to progressive diseases or conditions of the eye. Often there are no symptoms indicating something is wrong, or vision loss occurs so gradually that it is not readily noticeable to a patient. Consequently, it is important to regularly schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an experienced, knowledgeable Ophthalmologist. In general, periodic eye exams …

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Are Your Shoes Causing You Pain and Making You Fat?

Your Shoes Causing You Pain

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Foot pain can be a serious problem that can keep you tied to your recliner and TV. And it can cause you to give up on exercise. Are your feet making you fat? Ever wonder how much damage you are doing when you walk round in shoes that don’t fit proper …

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Paying it forward with a healthy lifestyle:  

Paying it forward with a healthy lifestyle:  

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts If you’ve eliminated meats from your diet, that means paying particular attention to the best vegetarian protein sources you can find. My journey to a healthy lifestyle has been primarily focused on the welfare of animals. A plant-based diet and living a cruelty-free life have been incredibly …

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50 Ways to make it through the holidays fit, happy and healthy

50 Ways to make it through the holidays fit, happy and healthy

At the Ashland Area YMCA, we believe that every person is a unique individual, worthy of love and respect. We work hard every day to help our members and their families achieve health in the body, mind and spirit. December is perhaps one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year for most adults – and kids. In …

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Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

When winter’s beauty turns more beast with arctic winds, mounds of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, the season’s harsh side can prove especially dangerous for senior adults. Even older snowbirds escaping to warmer climates still can encounter dips in the thermometer, dampening rains and icy navigation. “Colder weather is not particularly kind to seniors,” said Cathy Queen, RN Owner of the …

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This Holiday Season, Be Merry and Be Healthy!

This Holiday Season, Be Merry and Be Healthy!

By Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P. Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Many of us don’t think of the holidays as a time to be concerned about our health. Rather, it’s a time to eat, drink, and be merry. There’s always next year. But why put off plans to get …

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Let Care Companions help you through the holidays

Let Care Companions help you through the holidays

More and more older people are living independently at home for as long as possible – often into their 80s. It’s a growing trend, reflected in the fact that more than 28 million seniors now live alone in the U.S. But they’re not doing it alone. Most receive varying levels of care and support from a relative, most often a …

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Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Taking care of one’s eyes is a lifetime responsibility, but one that pays great dividends. Fortunately, eye care isn’t difficult, usually requiring no morthan a little common sense and following four basic rules. Rule #1 – Protect ‘em When you’re outside, wear sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to UVA/UVB rays has been linked to both cataracts and …

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Beef Industry Part l

Beef Industry

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm In the ancient world, before cattle were domesticated, people were hunters and gathers. Survival was difficult and required the tribe of early humans to constantly seek enough food to feed everyone. The obstacles of hunting and gathering forced these people to look for alternative food supplies. One logical resource involved the domestication of …

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