Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

At 94, senior swimmer still strong in the water

At 94, senior swimmer still strong in the water

Jean Beauchamp, 94, has been one of the regular early morning swimmers at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center all summer. A swimmer since age 6, Beauchamp says she enjoys exercising in the pool. Most weeks this summer, one will see regulars at the Hills­boro Family Aquatic Center for an early morning swim. “I have probably six regulars that swim every […]

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Protect yourself from overexposure to the summer sun

I recently read a public-service ad circulating by the American Academy of Dermatology that lists five ways to die on a golf course. The five ways include: hit by a golf ball, run over by a golf cart, whacked by a golf club, struck by lightning and forgot your hat. While none of these possibilities is pleasant to contemplate, the […]

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Bite back against mosquitoes this season with these prevention tips

From annoying itchy welts to serious conditions like Malaria and West Nile virus, mosquitoes have been making humans miserable and sick for thousands of years. And now, there’s Zika—a mosquito-spread virus that may be linked to serious birth defects. In fact, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the diseases mosquitoes spread make them the deadliest animal […]

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Seven tips for keeping your family healthy this summer

The sunny days of summer are here and school may be out, but your family is still as active and busy as ever. It’s easy to get caught up in a hectic schedule of activities, but don’t let the summer hustle keep you from a healthy lifestyle. Enjoying the summer is about balance and planning. These tips will help your […]

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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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