Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

Marion native joins practice in Herington clinic

Amy Avant’s path to family healthcare provision has brought her back home. A 2004 graduate of Marion High School, Avant has accepted a position as a board certified family nurse practitioner at the Hering­ton Area Health Clinic and has moved back to Marion. “I always loved growing up in a small community and really felt safe and loved my childhood […]

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A growing friendship takes root

A growing friendship takes root

Margaret Tripp and Ken Chopp enjoy the vegetation they’ve developed during their time at Salem Home in Hillsboro. “The plants offer a nice place for us to relax with our coffee and take in the sights and the smells,” Chopp said. When life threw weeds at two longtime friends in Hillsboro, they responded by planting the most beautiful flowers and […]

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Breast cancer fighter: ‘Face fear, then you can live’

Breast cancer fighter: ‘Face fear, then you can live’

Accompanied by daughter Meredith, Susie Kliewer purchased a wig at the Hair Affair’e in Salina a couple of weeks before starting chemotherapy Aug. 4. A month later, Kliewer welcomed a new granddaughter, Lucy Mae, born to Meredith and husband Caleb Sarver of Ellis. A short time after her first chemo session, Kliewer chose to be proactive about losing her hair, […]

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Seniors: Eight steps to feeling more self-assured

Virtually everyone struggles with a lack of self-confidence at some point in their lives and it’s perfectly normal to feel unsure of yourself in certain situations. However, if you find a lack of confidence is holding you back from fully enjoying your personal life, or achieving your professional goals, it may be time to take action. “There are actually steps […]

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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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