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St. Luke joins ‘healthier hospitals’ in state

St. Luke Hospital & Living Center in Marion is one of 53 Kansas hospitals that has adopted healthier food and beverage options throughout their facility, according to the Kansas Hospital Association. This enhanced access to healthy food aims to positively impact hospital employees, patients and visitors while also helping to establish norms for healthier living for the community they serve. […]

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Understanding the link between salt and health

The news lately is full of articles about salt and health. Everyone seems to be getting either too much salt or not enough. So which is it? <p>Part of the problem is with how we study the connection. Fortunately, researchers on both sides of the issue are starting to agree on how best to proceed and may soon have a […]

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Know fact from fiction about insurance coverage

by Ken Selzer Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Taking the time to read the fine print of health, auto and home insurance policies may not always happen with consumers. But it pays to understand what you’re purchasing so there are no surprises if you ever need to file a claim. Below is a list of nine common insurance misconceptions that may […]

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How to purposefully and successfully transition to a single family income

by Nathaniel Sillin Many parents face the same difficult question when raising a child. Should one of you stay at home while the other works? It’s not a question to take lightly. The decision can have emotional and financial consequences and may have a long-term impact on the stay-at-home parent’s career opportunities. It’s also a question that doesn’t have a […]

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Youths add muscle, enthusiasm to cabin project

Youths add muscle, enthusiasm to cabin project

Zachary Stuchlik, Jack Schneider, Gerald Wiens and Corbin Wheeler secure a log around the joists for the cabin’s loft. The three Marion High School seniors are helping Wiens build a log cabin in western Chase County. Gerald Wiens is logging countless hours building a cabin in western Chase County. As someone who specializes in home remodeling and repair work, Wiens […]

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Adult day care is a respite option for senior adults

Adult day care is a respite option for senior adults

Kelly Finley, social services professional at Salem Home, and Venita Schroeder, director of nursing, want caregivers to know adult day care is an option to consider when they need to have someone watch over a loved one for a couple of hours or even longer. hen a young family needs temporary care for a child, resources can be as close […]

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Schrag leaves Bethesda for Bethel College

Eric Schrag has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement for Bethel College, starting July 1. Schrag comes to Bethel from Bethesda Home in Goessel, where he has worked since 2006. He has been the organization’s administrator and CEO since 2012. Schrag is no stranger to Bethel College nor to its office of advancement. He is a 1998 graduate with […]

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Food waste is pouring money down the drain

by Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters How many times have you gone to pour milk in your coffee, only to see that the date on the carton was yesterday? Some people will instinctively throw it away, but chances are that’s not what the label is intended to convey. It’s likely a marker for when the food might taste its best, […]

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Turn bills into teaching moments for kids

by Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters When you’re a kid, a few dollars can seem like all the money in the world. It can take weeks, sometimes months, to save up your allowance. When you finally decide to spend it, you might realize that $10 or $20 isn’t as much as it seems. As a parent, you can help your […]

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Four quick tips to keep you safe on the road

The warmer weather means longer days, backyard barbecues and weekends away. Before setting out on the open road, make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the journey ahead. Hankook Tire took a look at driving trends and behaviors to identify what drivers do (or forget to do) to keep safe on the road this season. 1. Keep your […]

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