Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

Back pain (Part 1): The common causes

Q Have you ever thrown your back out? I hear an awful lot of geezers complain about their backs. How common is back pain? ? A Yes, I?ve had back problems most of my adult life and I know how debilitating they are. When I was 30, I put myself in bed for a week by carrying heavy stacks of […]

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Plan your return home after care
Plan your return home after care

Plan your return home after care

Coming home from the hospital or other care setting after an illness or surgery can be worrisome for both patients and the friends and family members who care for them. Planning ahead can make the process much easier. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has advice that is useful to the millions of Americans who are actively involved in […]

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For Magill, fairness is the No. 1 goal in appraisal office
For Magill, fairness is the No. 1 goal in appraisal office

For Magill, fairness is the No. 1 goal in appraisal office

When it comes to paying taxes, property owners expect to be treated fairly. ?Most people want pay their fair share?no more,? said Marion County Appraiser Cindy Magill. And that?s the expectation Magill and her staff are committed to meet when determining the value of commercial and personal property on which property taxes are based. ?The main goal of this office […]

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Zion Lutheran offers VBS program

Zion Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 19 through July 23. Dinner will be provided for children. Organizers are inviting young people to ?see Joseph?s story.? For more information or to register, call 947-3522, 947-3204, 620-803-8545 or stop by the church at 106 N. Lincoln St., Hillsboro.

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DVDs on Hillsboro celebrations now on sale through Chamber office

A two-set collection of DVDs featuring Hillsboro?s centennial and 125th anniversary celebrations are now available for purchase. The 1984 Centennial DVD includes pig wrestling, period dress parades, beards, Kangaroo Court and more. The second DVD includes all the activities from the 125th celebration, including recognition of mayors, beard judging and footage from the Fourth of July Eve event at the […]

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Replace body fluids with more than water in high heat
Replace body fluids with more than water in high heat

Replace body fluids with more than water in high heat

Summertime temperatures bring disturbing news reports of heat-related deaths and the familiar calls to seek shade, limit outside work and drink large quantities of water. But experts caution water alone may not be sufficient and could actually increase your risk of severe heat related injuries. According to David McCarron, adjunct professor at University of California Davis, ?You must also replace […]

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Tell smoker that secondhand smoke kills

Q I live with my 40-year-old son and he smokes like the proverbial chimney around the house. I?m afraid of what it?s doing to his health. What can I do to get him to quit? ? A Tell him he may be killing you with his secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke?also called environmental tobacco smoke?is made up of the ?sidestream? smoke […]

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Tips for caring for your eyes as you grow older
Tips for caring for your eyes as you grow older

Tips for caring for your eyes as you grow older

Growing older and getting reading glasses seem to go hand in hand, just like getting gray hair or wrinkles as you age. But that doesn?t have to be the case if you take steps to care for your eyes as you age. Presbyopia, a natural effect of aging, happens to just about everyone around the age of 40, even if […]

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Marion council authorizes action on nusiance properties

The Marion City Council authorized City Attorney Dan Baldwin at its July 12 meeting to start taking action on businesses and residences that have fallen into disrepair. The council directed Baldwin to give these property owners one last chance to clean up those areas before taking the matter to court. Baldwin said he plans on starting at the west end […]

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Downtown facility gives Woods base for fitness classes
Downtown facility gives Woods base for fitness classes

Downtown facility gives Woods base for fitness classes

After 31?2 years of offering classes in multiple venues and communities in the area, Anna Woods of Woods Wellness will now welcome clients who come to her at a newly opened facility in downtown Hillsboro. ?I guess it came down to I got tired of hauling my equipment around to different places,? Woods said about the move. ?I?ve been able […]

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