Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

Clawson joins Panzer Chiropractic Clinic team

Clawson joins Panzer Chiropractic Clinic team

Chiropractors Kodi Panzer and Kyler Clawson review patient charts at the Panzer Chiropractic Clinic in Hillsboro. Clawson began seeing patients in March. Kodi Panzer, owner of Panzer Chiropractic Clinic in Hillsboro, recently added Kyler Clawson to her practice. Clawson is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, and prior to that earned a bachelor?s degree in kinesiology from […]

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Edmund Steiner closing in on his first century

Edmund Steiner closing in on his first century

Dennis Steiner (right) shows his father, Edmund, some birthday cards he received marking the occasion of his 100th birthday. ?My sense of balance is poor, but I should make it to 110 years old,? the elder Steiner says with a grin. Edmund Steiner of Hillsboro will hit the century mark March 18. Asked about his secret to a long life, […]

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Kansas poll shows strong support for expanding Medicaid program

Kansas voters continue to support expanding the Kansas Medicaid program that would extend health care coverage under KanCare to include about 150,000 individuals earning less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level. This support (62 percent) has remained consistent over the past two years. The February 2016 state?wide public opinion poll shows majority support for expanding KanCare across all […]

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E-cigarettes on the rise among teens, adults

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control reports use of e-cigarettes has risen sharply among teens and adults in the United States in recent years. The National Youth Tobacco Survey conducted by the CDC reports a significant increase of ?current??defined as at least once in the past 30 days?e-cigarette use by both high school and middle school students. In […]

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County food bank adds ?recipe? idea to stretch budgets

County food bank adds ?recipe? idea to stretch budgets

Marion County Food Bank and Resource Center volunteers from left to right included Janell Holter, Jackie Volbrecht (middle), Tena Lundgren and Kathy Henderson, along with two others, helping to serve Italian lentil soup and bread. Every other Thursday a new recipe will be offered to sample. The ingredients and recipes are free to its neighbors. The Marion County Food Bank […]

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Six simple suggestions for living happier in 2016

Saving money and staying fit are traditional New Year?s resolutions, but overly packed schedules and the materialistic focus of modern life are inspiring a new goal for many people: to live happier in 2016 and beyond. ?To make 2016 the happiest year ever, think about how you rest, eat and move,? said Matt Johnson, health and performance expert and president […]

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Local centenarian has enjoyed a productive life

Local centenarian has enjoyed a productive life

Gladys Janzen enjoys her 100th birthday party with Ann Janzen, her grand-daughter-in-law, and her son, Ralph Janzen. The Salem Home resident told those present that hard work is a key to living a long life. Ask recent centenarian Gladys Janzen what the secret is to a long life, she?s fairly quick to answer: Stay busy with work. The Salem Home […]

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Local boys pedaling for fitness, fun and family

Local boys pedaling for fitness, fun and family

The Goekler males wit their bikes and gear: (from left) Caden, Isaac, Ryan and Canyon. The boys seem to have found their competitive niche with cross-country mountain bike racing on trails in state parks around Kansas. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Bonding by biking. That?s the strategy one Hillsboro family has chosen as way to combine ?together time? with physical […]

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Men, women experience their retirement differently

Men, women experience their retirement differently

What?s retirement like? The answer may depend upon whether you?re a man or a woman. Women report more positive experiences in retirement than men, yet also say they are more likely to experience negative emotions, especially stress, according to a study conducted by MassMutual. The study?s findings have implications for retirement planning, both financially and emotionally. ?Women often experience high […]

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Don?t let mosquitos take the bite out of summer

Don?t let mosquitos take the bite out of summer

Eliminating standing water where mosquitos breed and thwarting their efforts to feed can help keep your environment mosquito-free this spring and summer. Recent wet weather combined with warmer temperatures herald the arrival of cookouts, lounging poolside, weekends at the beach and a host of fun outdoor activities. Spring and summer are also mosquito season, and the little blood-suckers are far […]

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