Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

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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Vitamins do offer several benefits

Q What are the benefits of vitamins? AIt?s very important to talk with your doctor before you take any vitamin and mineral pills, especially if you take prescription medicines, have any health problems or are elderly. Taking too much of a vitamin or mineral can cause problems with some medical tests or interfere with drugs you?re taking. Vitamins and minerals […]

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Hillsboro hospital inviting public to celebration events
Hillsboro hospital inviting public to celebration events

Hillsboro hospital inviting public to celebration events

Mike Ryan (left), chief executive officer at Hillsboro Community Hospital, hands a plate of biscuits and gravy to Ken Johnson, respiratory therapist. Ryan was serving breakfast to employees early Monday morning as a kickoff event for the observance of National Hospital Week. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, hospital staff and the public are invited to a tailgate in […]

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There?s psychology behind your approach to nutrition
There?s psychology behind your approach to nutrition

There?s psychology behind your approach to nutrition

Developing healthy food habits isn?t always as simple as it sounds. Even during summer, a season with fresh fruits and vegetables in abundance, many people still grab a bag of potato chips before choosing that crunchy red apple as a snack. Recently, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index issued a health report revealing that well over half of Americans ?as many as […]

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Hillsboro Senior Center president steps down after 10 years
Hillsboro Senior Center president steps down after 10 years

Hillsboro Senior Center president steps down after 10 years

After more than a decade of service to the Hillsboro Senior Center, Kermit Ratzlaff, president of the board, retired in early January. Replacing him as president was Ray Matz with Charles Rempel serving as vice-president. To honor his contributions to the center, a celebration is planned from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the center, 212 N. […]

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