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How to overcome three common obstacles to positive change

obstacles

Amid the crisis of COVID, perhaps there is an opportunity to break through obstacles and pick up dreams left by the wayside. So much of life is spent on autopilot. Years pass ...

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WISDM Trial: Help for those with diabetes

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People with type one diabetes are at risk for hypoglycemia, a dangerous drop in blood sugar that can cause confusion, seizures or loss of consciousness. Monitoring blood sugar levels has traditionally required ...

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Stressed? Here’s a quick and easy way to relax

stressed

If you, like millions of Americans, feel stressed out and in need of a long vacation you can’t afford to take, don’t sweat it. There is a lot you can do to ...

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What is home sharing for seniors?

seniors

Due to COVID, we’ve all felt the strain of isolation at some time or another, but people living alone, especially seniors, have felt the effects especially hard. In fact, prolonged isolation can ...

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Top diet tips to beat the Quarantine Bulge

quarantine bulge

I gained four pounds the first month of quarantine, the beginning of the quarantine bulge. I blame the evil mix of gym closings, excessive yoga pant wear, and the fact that peanut ...

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Boost Your Immune System from Coronavirus or Any Other Germ

immune system

Overcoming any virus, flu, bacterial infection or coronavirus begins by understanding your immune system is different from your neighbor, sibling and or spouse.  This is important because your immune system is what ...

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New alternative health care business opens in Topeka

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A local Topeka woman has opened a new health care business in southwest Topeka. Danyle Harvey-Strauss, a veteran, is the owner and visionary for Empower Life, a one-stop-shop network for health and ...

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4 ways pets help impact health and wellness

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Daily life across the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in times of isolation, relationships – even pets – are as important to health and wellness as ever before. ...

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Commit to getting the care you need as you age

age

Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, living longer does ...

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Liver transplant for kids: new treatments save lives

Each year, thousands of children, from babies to teenagers, need a liver transplant. Just as in adults, many of these organs come from a deceased donor. But the wait for a new ...

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Seniors can benefit from strength training, too

seniors

“You’re too old for that!” How often have you heard those words? If you’re like most seniors, you’ve probably heard them far too often. This is especially true when it comes to ...

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4 tips for beating back holiday stress

Holiday stress

Holiday stress can be especially hurtful for people who are already struggling with isolation and loneliness due to the pandemic. Many families haven’t gathered at all for the past ten months. Many ...

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Why swimming might be the best form of exercise you can do

swimming

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can do. Here are five reasons why you should be getting in the water if you want to get in shape and ...

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Funeral planning tips for seniors and their caregivers

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Planning a funeral for a family member can be emotional, complicated and costly. Creating a funeral plan well in advance can minimize stress and confusion for surviving family members, ensure a late ...

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Preventing frailty and living longer

frailty

Frailty is a term that many people hear, but very few understand. It’s the slow loss of the body’s strength and energy over time leading to weakness, tiredness and loss of balance. ...

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Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic

caregivers

Whether your role has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect the ability of ...

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The stress that gets overlooked

stress

Stress and stress management are growing concerns in today’s work force. They decrease work productivity, affect our health, distract us from work, increase absenteeism, and most of all, they affect the company’s ...

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How to reduce your risk for another heart attack

heart attack

After a heart attack, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. Lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health can help minimize the risk ...

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How to protect seniors against coronavirus

protect seniors

How do you protect seniors, who are known to be more at risk of serious illness due to coronavirus, especially those with pre-existing conditions and those who are immune compromised? The majority ...

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4 ways to help nurses during the coronavirus pandemic

nurses

America’s nurses are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus, providing safe, quality, compassionate and nondiscriminatory care to those they serve, many of whom are doing so at significant risk ...

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Hiring Home Care: 5 qualities to look for in a professional caregiver

caregiver

The first step in hiring in-home care or a caregiver is to research, consult with, and select a reputable home care company. Once you have chosen a company, their care coordinator will ...

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What every family needs to know about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease

Debbie, 63, and Doug Chambers, 72, had always been a social couple, enjoying travel, dinners with friends and going to the movies. But their active lifestyle began to change in 2016 when ...

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5 ways to improve your heart health

heart health

  If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable. Heart health is even more important in these times of ...

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Faith in God: Good for your health?

faith and health

Can faith in God improve your health? A surprising number of medical experts say it might. These scientists claim certain desirable qualities might be associated with personal faith and spiritual practice. Benefits ...

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10 common misconceptions about aging

aging retiree pandemic

An old adage is again proving true about aging: What we think will happen, happens. Essentially, as we age, we become what we think we will become. This is the thesis that ...

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