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American Cancer Society Relay for Life Helps Community Fight Back Against Cancer – LIVING WELL Magazine

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Helps Community Fight Back Against Cancer

By Rhonda Hollen, American Cancer Society, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
The American Cancer Society is looking for committee members to be a part of the 2012 Relay For Life events on the Northshore. People interested in being a part of a committee will be a part of the community’s biggest effort to fight cancer. […]

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Family Hearing and Balance Center on how to handle tinnitus – LIVING WELL Magazine

Sleepless in Tinnitus
By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D., Family Hearing and Balance Center, Akron LIVING WELL Magazine
Imagine that you are sleeping in on a weekend morning, and you wake up just enough to realize that you don’t have to get out of bed for anything. Slowly, grinning, you drift off, back to sleep with the peace of knowing that there is nothing urgent to get done and it is quiet. […]

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Senior Select Home Care talks urinary incontinence – LIVING WELL Magazine

Urinary Incontinence: Let’s Talk
By Jeannine Thompson BSN RN CWOCN, Senior Select Home Care, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine
Of the 13 million Americans who have experienced urinary incontinence (UI), about 55% are over the age of 60. Women are three times more likely to experience incontinence than men. Each year about $18 billion is spent on disposable incontinent products, hospital stays, office visits and incontinence-related care. […]

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Texoma Cardiovascular on stopping killers in their tracks – LIVING WELL Magazine

Stopping Killers in their Tracks… (Part Two)
By Vicky L. Chappell, M.D., Texoma Cardiovascular, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top three leading causes of death are heart disease, cancer and stroke. There has been a decline in the age-adjusted death rate for 10 of the 15 leading causes of death. However, deaths from heart disease and cancer alone still accounted for 48% of deaths in the U.S. in 2009. […]

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Hydration Station asks "Are you concerned about your health and the health of your family?" – LIVING WELL Magazine

Are You Concerned About Your Health and the Health of Your Family?

By Danny Burke, Hydration Station, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
I know I am. For the last 18 years, I’ve been perfecting my diet and exercise program a little bit each year in my quest for optimal health. As for hydration, I did what the experts said and drank up to a gallon of water a day. A year ago, I drank antioxidant alkaline mineral water for the first time. […]

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The Views Senior Living Community: Social Issues Play an Integral Part in Seniors' Health

Social Issues Play an Integral Part in Seniors Health

By Angie McClure, The Views Senior Living Community, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
We all hear about how important a balanced diet and participation in regular exercise is in maintaining a healthy life. However, the other piece to this puzzle, that is often overlooked, is how social issues can have a significant impact on life and both the physical and mental health of seniors. These social issues can cause a spiral affect that contributes to an unhealthy diet and lack of energy or motivation to exercise or get out and about. As you or your loved one prepare for the golden years, look at these contributors to social problems: […]

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Good Samaritan Society: co-workers are extended family at Lake Forest Village – LIVING WELL Magazine

Co-workers are Extended Family at Lake Forest Village

By Rita Martin, Good Samaritan Society, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
I came to work for Good Samaritan Society – Denton Village in 1987, expecting it to just be a good job. I quickly realized that it is much more. I left Denton Village after 12 years and transferred to Lake Forest, and my extraordinary journey continued. […]

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Hospice Associates on serious illness and supportive conversations – LIVING WELL Magazine

Serious Illness and Supportive Conversations

By Edgar Guedry, LCSW, New Orleans LIVING WELL Magazine
Living well and living long is a general expectation fueled by advances in modern medicine, preventative care, nutrition and fitness. Despite prevention and medical advances, not only do serious illnesses arise, they can also become progressive. The most difficult time can be when an illness becomes life threatening. […]