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Written by Nicole Suderman Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:40“If you provide care, or even just frequently visit with a senior, pay attention to their living environment to make sure it is safe and protects your loved one from viruses. And make sure you take care of yourself as well, so you don’t pass on the germs.”
Schools with only a third of the students sitting in chairs, offices sending notices to employees asking anyone with a fever or cough to please stay home, and hand sanitizer stations popping up...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:32The former Florence Health Care facility has a new identity with the recent placement of this new sign. Owner David Weseloh is hoping senior citizens will take advantage of its free services.
A former nursing home facility in Florence is getting a new start as a place to serve the needs of seniors, thanks to the benevolent involvement of a Kansas native from Texas.
David Weseloh of Midland opened Sunshine Residential Center in September as a place to meet the needs of seniors who no longer want to maintain a big house but aren’t ready for an assisted living center or nursing home.
The concept of the new enterprise, located in the former Florence Health Care building, is part apartment house, part social...
Written by Anna Woods Tuesday, 13 October 2009 13:53Are you wondering why you can’t keep the fat off? Have you hit a plateau in your fat-loss efforts? Are you still looking for a plan that works for you?
If so, you may be getting bad information. Most everything the media write and “sell” on the topic of fat loss is incorrect. Marketing ads and infomercials are there to sell a product, not inform you of what really works, or what is most effective for you.
Here are real answers to six fat-loss questions.
1 Do crunches reduce belly fat? No. You cannot spot-reduce an area of fat. Fat loss is a process of shrinking fat cells, not eliminating them. A process to reduce body fat involves much more than crunches.
Crunches are a strengthening move that, in truth, aren’t very...
Written by Fred Cicetti Tuesday, 13 October 2009 13:51Flu season in the northern hemisphere can range from as early as November to as late as May. The peak month usually is February.
But this coming season is expected to be unpredictable because of the emergence of the H1N1 influenza virus or swine flu. The H1N1 has caused the first global outbreak—pandemic—of influenza in more than four decades.
Some are concerned the 2009 H1N1 virus may make the season worse than a regular flu season. It is feared there will be many more hospitalizations and fatalities this season. The 2009 H1N1 virus caused illness in the United States during the summer months when influenza is uncommon.
The 2009-10 flu vaccine protects against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most...
Written by Nicole Suderman Tuesday, 29 September 2009 13:16The average car and light truck on American roads has reached a record age of 9.4 years, according to a recent survey by R.L. Polk & Co.
With new car sales down, consumers across the country are looking to get the most out of their existing cars and to save money whenever possible.
But spending a little more today on the right maintenance routine with quality products and trusted service technicians can help save money over the long run.
Alan Taylor, host of the nationally syndicated show “Car & Driver Radio,” offers the following simple checklist of tips motorists should perform to help keep their vehicles running longer, safer and more cost-effectively:
n Motor oil really does matter. Beyond regular, specified oil changes...
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