HEART DISEASE: WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I PREVENT IT? – For Your Health

February is American Heart Month, making this an ideal time to remind us to focus on protecting our heart health. Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by heart disease and stroke. An average of one death occurs every 38 seconds due to some form of heart disease. The term “heart disease”

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EXERCISE YOUR WAY INTO A NEW YEAR

For many Americans, the holidays are several weeks packed with the hustle and bustle and stress over wearing the perfect outfit, picking out the perfect gift and hosting the perfect party. During all of this, they find themselves stressed out and lacking energy. Many forget about taking care of themselves

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AVOIDING THE FLU – For Your Health

Getting vaccinated each year is your single best defense to preventing the flu but there are also a number of good common sense tips that will help you stay healthy.

  1. Clean Your Hands Frequently.
    It is scary to think of all the germs you pick up from menus, cash, remote controls, cell phones, pens and toilet handles, just to name a few. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth and if you aren’t able to wash with soap and warm (not hot) water, have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer close by. Carry a bottle of sanitizer in your purse or car with you.

When handwashing, use these steps: Wet hands and lather (rub backs of hands, between fingers and under nails). Sing the Happy Birthday

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FAMILY EXPERT: WHEN PARENTS ARE CALM SO ARE KIDS

Parents can feel extra busy, distracted and stressed around the holidays, often stirring the same emotions in their children, says Jill Walls, a professor of family studies and child development.

However, just as parents’ stress can rub off on their children, parents’ calm and mindful approach

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TAKE CAUTION ON ICE

With icy weather approaching, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is reminding Hoosiers to be cautious when spending time near bodies of water and ice.

It is impossible to judge the strength of ice over a body of water by its appearance, thickness, daily temperature or snow cover alone.

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COME – SIT – VISIT – For Your Health

When is a good time to visit with a senior? The answer is OFTEN! I guarantee you they will enjoy a social call.

Many people procrastinate visiting with older adults for a multitude of reasons, even though they have good intentions. Perhaps you are unsure of what to talk about. Maybe the person has

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PLANT BASED ESSENTIAL OILS BOOST THE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

Ease into the hectic holiday season with the help of aromatherapy. The fragrances of plant-derived essential oils have long been used to improve the health of our mind, body and spirit.

Boost your energy and increase your focus as you work to balance work, family and holiday fun. Peppermint has long

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LIFTING SPIRITS, VISITING DOGS PUT SMILES ON FACES

Laura Harrow lay quietly in her chair, blanket pulled up around her-until Duffy entered the room.
Laura’s face lit up like a Christmas tree. Her wide smile grinned from ear-to-ear as the therapy dog gently approached.

“Oh my. Oh my,” said Laura, amid puppy licks. “Let me show you pictures of

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BRINGING BALANCE TO YOUR SYSTEMS

Mindfulness has become a very hot topic and is now consistently featured in mass media. This may be considered a good thing, as more and more of us allow ourselves to become distracted throughout the day by the never-ending onslaught of text messages, emails and the pings of calendar reminders. Instead

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10 WAYS TO BEAT THE HOLIDAY BLUES

We see it on television, magazine ads and movies — a table covered with delicious food, a perfectly decorated house, and family and friends laughing together in the glow of a warm fire. Unrealistic expectations can lead to the “holiday blues,” which often begins before Thanksgiving and lasts

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EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN USING ALTERNATIVE HEATING

Cooler weather is expected this week, and Hoosiers trying to avoid turning on the heat should exercise caution when using alternative methods to heat their homes.

“Alternative heating sources are one of the leading causes of home fires and fire-related deaths each year,” said State Fire Marshal

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BE ALERT WHEN COOKING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, and many home fires and related injuries are caused by unattended cooking. During the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the State Fire Marshal are reminding citizens to remain attentive

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MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT OVER THE HOLIDAYS – For Your Health

Tis the season not to decide you want to lose weight! However, there is a way to survive the holidays without gaining a ton of weight, while still enjoying all the activities and parties.

No one should ever be on a diet; it should be about life style, one that I have seen hundreds of patients successfully

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AROMA THERAPY MARKETING IN INDIANA MAKES SCENTS

“God didn’t just put us on this earth and abandon us. He gave us what we needed to be healthy.”

So says Lindsi Richardson, R.N., an essential oils enthusiast and crafter of scent-infused necklaces. Richardson has been selling her homemade jewelry in such locales as the Taylor University bookstore

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TURN, TURN, TURN – A Healthy Day

The seasons change and so do we. Superficially, it may not appear as if we’re undergoing perpetual metamorphosis, but we are. Just as trees replace their leaves and birds shed their feathers, we too change dramatically. But our modifications and upgrades take place beneath the surface. Unlike leaves

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KINGSTON RESIDENCE APPRECIATES LONG TERM STAFF

Kingston Residence recently celebrated their Long Term Staff with a luncheon at Black Canyon Restaurant.

This valued group included team members who have been employed for five years or longer at the Assisted Living Community.

The employee with the most years of service at 31 years is Margaret Demongeot.

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FWACC DONATES HUMANE EDUCATION BOOKS TO SCHOOL LIBRARIES

The Humane Education Department at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, guided by the Humane Education Advisory Council is pleased to announce it has donated more than 130 copies of the book Buddy Unchained to elementary school libraries around Allen County.

Buddy Unchained is a story about a dog

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KINGSTON RESIDENTS CROSS THE FINISH LINE

Kingston Residence is proud to announce that eleven residents and two Kingston ambassadors completed the 2017 Fort 4 Fitness Senior Marathon! These residents needed to walk 26.2 miles throughout the summer months before the culmination at Parkview Field on September 29th. Through a combination of

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TO LIFT OR NOT TO LIFT? – A Healthy Day

If a great Shakespearean protagonist had, anachronistically, joined a gym, his internal existential inquiry might have been, “To lift or not to lift?”. Many centuries later, the identical inquiry, or controversy, persists. Joining a gym (health club) usually implies the new club member is going

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BISHOP LUERS TO HOST MEN’S KNIGHT ‘SMOKER’

The 2017 Bishop Luers Men’s Knight “Smoker” is Saturday, October 21, 7 p.m. to midnight, under the tent at Bishop Luers High School. Mass is at 5:45 p.m. in the Chapel of Saint Francis of Assisi. Tickets are available pre-sale at all home football games or the door on October 21 or by contacting

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‘DARE TO DREAM’ PARTNERS WITH STUDENTS TO DELIVER RANCH EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS

The Dare to Dream Youth Ranch session scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017, serving the ‘Littles’ from its long-standing relationship with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, Inc., will also introduce an exciting new partnership with the Student National Pharmaceutical Association

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TRAIL BUDDIES PROGRAM A TREAT FOR KINGSTON RESIDENTS

Who doesn’t love biking the trails on a sunny day? Even more so when all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the trip. Two residents from Kingston Residence Assisted Living recently had the opportunity to do so through the Jorgensen YMCA Trail Buddy Program.

A special bicycle called The Duet

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CHIROPRACTIC IS THE KEY TO A BETTER OPERATING SYSTEM – A Healthy Day

A computer’s operating system is the vital component that enables the device’s hardware and software resources to function as one. But when the system is compromised by malware or a computer virus, its performance can suffer or even lead to a total device crash. Our bodies, and the systems that

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