Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

?Five Minutes? with kids can make a big difference

Parenting is a demanding job in today?s busy world of families. My husband and I used to spend time each evening with both of our boys individually at bedtime. It became a time of bonding, but also of instilling values we held deeply. Years ago, in my work with children, I came across ?The Five Minutes? in ?Healing the Hurt […]

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Things looking up at Goessel senior center

About three weeks ago, the future of Goessel?s AGAPE Senior Center seemed bleak, but after two successful fundraising events in September and early October, along with the addition of a new manager, things are looking up. Glendene Schmidt, the center?s board secretary, said the loss of their cook, the turnover in managers and losing their board chair because of illness, […]

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Small-town hospital feels about right for new Hillsboro CEO
Small-town hospital feels about right for new Hillsboro CEO

Small-town hospital feels about right for new Hillsboro CEO

CheriBarton700 Small towns and small-town hospitals are familiar territory for Cheri Barton, who stepped in earlier this month as the new chief executive officer at Hillsboro Community Hospital. Prior to arriving, Barton held a similar position for the past three years at the Seiling (Okla.) Community Hospital, a general medical and surgical hospital in a community of around 875. Add […]

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Racing heart could be more than wine?s effect

QWhenever I drink a little too much wine, I find that I wake up at night and my heart seems to race for a while. Can wine do that? AThe short answer is yes. But, first, it sounds like you haven?t told a doctor about this. And you should?immediately. What you?re describing could be atrial fibrillation. The risk of atrial […]

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Book offers strategy tip for disciplining kids

Discipline is a difficult part of parenting. All children need limit setting and clear expectations of behavior. They are in training for about 18 years and parents are the trainers. Many parents ask me about spanking. I really don?t feel spanking is a very effective training tool and we, as parents, don?t need to inflict pain in order to take […]

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Reusser has a heart for his home town
Reusser has a heart for his home town

Reusser has a heart for his home town

DrReusser675 One of Hillsboro?s own has gone on to establish his own cardiology practice in Wichita, but he still finds time to come home and lend a helping hand. Cardiology physician Layne Reusser makes the trek once a month to consult with patients in the Hillsboro and Marion area. ?It?s fun to give something back to the community,? Reusser said. […]

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With advancing age comes fewer fevers

Q I remember having lots of fevers as a kid, but, now that I?m older, I don?t get them like I used to. What gives? AThe immune system doesn?t function as efficiently in older adults as it does in younger people. The body?s fever response to infection is not always automatic in elderly people. More than 20 percent of adults […]

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Know the warning signs of teen eating disorders

Eating disorders tend to affect more girls than boys during adolescence. This is an emotional disorder that requires the intervention of a health-care professional before it becomes a life-threatening issue. Some warning signs of anorexia are: 1. Losing 25 percent of normal body weight without being on a diet. 2. Having a distorted body image. 3. Dieting constantly even though […]

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Painful joints: Self-care or seek professional assistance?
Painful joints: Self-care or seek professional assistance?

Painful joints: Self-care or seek professional assistance?

If your arm goes numb and your speech is slurred, you know you need to seek immediate medical attention. When you nick yourself shaving, you know you can deal with it yourself. But for the vast number of maladies in between, it can be difficult to know when to go to the doctor and when to deal with it on […]

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Making partner feel appreciated is key to a stronger relationship

Why do some relationships last forever and others fall apart? Here are some ways you can make your partner feel appreciated again and prevent your relationship from becoming a casualty. 1. Think of ways you can do the unexpected and be thoughtful. Remember what you did when you wanted to win your partner over. 2. Pay attention to your appearance. […]

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