Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

Prairie View awarded $50k grant

Prairie View Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Tenant Based Rental Assistance grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. to help people with severe mental illness afford safe and decent housing. TBRA awards are funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships program administered by KHRC. The grant gives the opportunity of affordable housing for those at or below 50 percent […]

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Regular stretching improves muscles for elderly

Daily muscle stretching could bring health benefits to elderly people with reduced mobility, according to new research published this week in the Journal of Physiology. Despite the well-known beneficial effects of exercise, the proportion of elderly people participating in regular exercise programs is low, often due to the strenuous nature of exercise training. In particular, elderly people with reduced mobility […]

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Know the signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Debbie Linder The Free Press Have you ever been so tired that you weren’t sure you would be able to get out of bed again? No matter how much sleep you get and how much caffeine you drink, you just can’t get moving? I’m sure we all have found ourselves in situations that have left us feeling that way. […]

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Reye Syndrome is still a rare but serious disease

by Debbie Linder The Free Press Have you ever experienced a warning bell going off in your head? I have periodically. The most recent one was triggered by a teenage girl who was telling me about her cold symptoms. She was miserable. Unfortunately, her mother was having trouble finding medicine that she would take. Apparently, the girl could not swallow […]

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Three steps to reach 100 feeling youthful and healthy

What will your life be like when you turn 100? A century ago the question seemed almost flippant, a needless consideration for most people, but today it’s very real. The percentage of people living to 100 has grown almost 66 percent in the last 30 years, according to U.S. News and World Report. The MDVIP Health and Longevity Survey reveals […]

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Four things you can do to support heart health

On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart—literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be. A 2017 survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians, conducted by Harris Poll, found that nearly three in 10 […]

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Don’t neglect dental health in your later years

by Gordon Hopkins Rural Life News Service When people think about health issues, they often don’t think about their teeth. Dental health is rarely considered a priority, especially among those in rural areas where dental health care providers are not always easily accessible. Even when there is a dentist in town, people often wait until the pain of a toothache […]

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Prairie View $50,000 grant to help with housing for people with mental illness

Prairie View Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Tenant Based Rental Assistance grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. to help people with severe mental illness afford safe and decent housing. TBRA awards are funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships program administered by KHRC. The grant gives the opportunity of affordable housing for those at or below 50 percent […]

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Tips for avoiding holiday blues and depression

by Debbie Linder It’s Christmastime again! For most of us, it’s a time of joy, tradition and celebration. Did you know that people used to pin or melt wax onto real indoor Christmas tree branches so they could place lighted candles on them? They also kept a bucket of water and sand nearby, so they could dowse the tree when […]

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Confusion shouldn’t stop patients from buying health insurance

by Janet Trautwin National Asoc. of Health Underwriters This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started Nov. 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans cost […]

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