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    The first quarter of the year is almost coming to an end. We’re back to our daylight savings time which means we’re now an hour ahead since they say SPRING FORWARD. We just all hope that we don’t get that dump of snow that we had last February. Although we know that our [...]

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Quick Tips: Giving Over-the-Counter Medicines to Children

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Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are drugs you can buy without a doctor’s prescription. This doesn’t mean that OTC medicines are harmless. Like prescription medicines, OTCs can be very dangerous for children if not taken the right way.
Be sure to read the package instructions on these medicines carefully. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before giving [...]


Shingles (Herpes-Zoster) Immunization

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What is shingles?
Shingles is a painful skin rash. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. Shingles usually appears in a band, a strip, or a small area on one side of the face or body. It is also called herpes zoster.
Shingles is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems [...]


How to Choose and Use a 4 Wheeled Walker

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A 4 wheeled walker helps you with walking when you can stand on both legs. If your healthcare provider has told you to be non weight bearing, partial weight bearing, or feather weight bearing, you can NOT use this walker. For these people, use what your healthcare provider has told you.
You need to be able [...]


Preventing Falls in Older Adults

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Every year, thousands of older adults fall and hurt themselves. Falls are one of the main causes of injury and loss of independence in people ages 65 and older.
There are many reasons older people fall. They may lose their footing when stepping off a street curb. Or they may fall after getting dizzy from taking [...]


Do I Have Depression?

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Topic Overview
Read the following information to help you decide whether you might have depression. It does not take the place of a doctor’s diagnosis.
Depression causes you to feel sad or hopeless much of the time. It’s different from normal feelings of sadness, grief, or low energy. Depression is a medical problem that needs treatment. If [...]


What’s for lunch

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Tips for making lunches

Plan ahead for lunch.  Make extra portions of casseroles, stews, soups, or chili at supper.  Keep leftovers in the fridge to use for lunches within 3-4 days.  You can also freeze leftovers in single servings to use later.
Get children involved!  Have them help with planning, shopping, and packing.  Children are more likely [...]


Food Allergies

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What is a food allergy?
When you have a food allergy, your body thinks certain foods are trying to harm you. Your body fights back by setting off an allergic reaction. In most cases, the symptoms are mild—a rash or an upset stomach. A mild reaction is no fun, but it isn’t dangerous. A serious [...]


Prediabetes

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What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a warning sign that you are at risk for getting type 2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be diabetes. Prediabetes is also called impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. Most people who get type 2 diabetes have [...]


Ratana and her Magic Touch

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Red Deer Report
By Prodie Gar. Padios
It is unbelievable but the power of her “magic touch” is truly amazing.
This author can attest, and he can prove it by stating that the numbness of his right hand and backache he suffered for almost a year were vanished like nightmare, when that said magic touch applied on him.
That [...]


Chronic Kidney Disease

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What is chronic kidney disease?
Having chronic kidney disease means that for some time your kidneys have not been working the way they should. Your kidneys have the important job of filtering your blood. They remove waste products and extra fluid and flush them from your body as urine. When your kidneys don’t work right, [...]


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