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National Nutrition Month: Women 40+

by Kimberly Hays March 23rd, 2017
It is just a part of life for women as they age that they will experience a low libido, a slow moving metabolism, and diminished energy levels. Most women start to feel these irritating symptoms at 40 and over. There are things we can do when these indicators start,
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Antibiotic Resistance: A Serious Threat

by Kimberly Hays March 16th, 2017
Antibiotic resistance has become a major concern internationally. Health officials say that there is a tremendous void globally in the development of new antibiotics, and new medications must be developed to fight off mutating infections. As bacterial infections mutate, they become “superbugs” that do not respond to the antibiotics that are currently available. There have been only a few new antibiotics developed in the past decade, and it is a race against time for new ones to be developed
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National Nutrition Month: Tips For Everyone

by Kimberly Hays March 9th, 2017
This year marks the 40th year of National Nutrition Month. Its focus is to promote healthy eating habits, and encourage physical activity. The theme for 2013 is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that everyone, no matter their dietary and personal lifestyle, can make sound choices to be sure that their body is getting the proper nutrition while staying within federal caloric guidelines. Following are tips for different types of lifestyles to
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  • Four Health Mistakes Men Make

    by Lori Sciame March 2nd, 2017
    Many men don't take the time to think about health.  They have other things to do, including work, hobbies, child rearing, and a myriad of other activities. Honestly, a man's health many times takes a back seat to almost anything else.  I have worked in the health field for over 20 years, most recently at a local public health department.  From my  years of experience, I can relate four
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  • Women and Heart Attacks

    by Jessica B. February 23rd, 2017
    A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women are more likely to die in the hospital after a heart attack than men. Part of the reason may be that women are less likely to experience symptoms of chest pains when having a heart attack, and thus don’t go to the hospital as quickly.

    There has been a lot of talk lately about women’s
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  • Curling: A Mild Form of Exercise

    by Lori Sciame February 16th, 2017
    The forecast in Wisconsin called for freezing temperatures and sporadic snow showers. As far as winters go, this had been an easy one, but for some reason I still had a pretty severe case of the winter blahs. To combat this state of mind, I tried a type of exercise I’d never done before. It involved a broom, a stone, and ice. You probably guessed from the title –
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