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, BSN, RN, FNP (ret) Wellness Consultant
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 • Posted August 31, 2012
When Hippocrates, the ancient father of Western medicine, proclaimed, "Let food be thy medicine," chances are he wasn't thinking about chicken nuggets or Twinkies. He didn't know about partially hydrogenated fats, refined sugars and flours, or syrupy-sweet soft drinks that could double as toilet cleaners. And though this unique scholar's medical theories have been revised, his simplistic 2,400 year old recipe for health that included fresh air, a nutritious diet, and regular exercise is a keep ...
, BSN, RN, FNP (ret) Wellness Consultant
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 • Posted August 24, 2012
School will soon be back in session, but do you know what your children are learning about a matter of lifelong importance? Health matters… food and drink, exercise, sleep and a general sense of well-being. These are the substances that sustain life. For the next few weeks we will be focusing on our children's health and nutrition. One of the best gifts we can give or children is the gift of health.
, Wellness Consultant
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • Posted August 10, 2012
This month we are focusing on making a difference for our children. Let’s start even before they are born. Pregnancy often causes women who are not particularly health-conscious to develop an interest in nutrition. Women are very concerned about the proper diet to support their babies. During an average week in Texas…7,163 babies are born, 41 babies die before reaching their first birthday, 948 babies are born prematurely, and 250 babies are born with a major structural birth defect.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • Posted August 10, 2012
Gentle readers: In case you hadn't noticed, it is HOT out there! But fall is coming - I can feel it in my bones. When I lived in Arizona, where the seasons barely changed, every year in late summer, I could feel the urge to start baking, because about the middle of September in West Virginia, where I moved from, the weather would cool off and it would be okay to turn on the oven.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • Posted August 10, 2012
In the “old” part of the cemetery we have many, many unknown and unmarked graves. Most of them will remain a mystery. In Section 10D there is a space to the right of the infant Emma Lee Yett that appears to be empty. After Section 10D was reported, Ermalee Neill called and said that her grandmother, Emma Whitworth Leeder, is buried there.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 • Posted August 3, 2012
Cans and bottles along with other debris were left along the approximately quarter-mile on River Run that is level with the river in the 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday evening. This is where everyone goes to swim, fish, and sit by the water. It is where the ducks hang out.
, BSN, RN, FNP (ret), Wellness Consultant
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 • Posted July 20, 2012
July not only marks the month of America's birthday, but it also holds the title of National Make a Difference to Children Month. While we are celebrating and coming together with our families, it is very important to realize that not every child is fortunate enough to have a fun, healthy and safe environment in which to live their lives.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • Posted July 5, 2012
June 21st was the longest day of the year. Summer is in full swing almost before it officially starts. It has a flavor all its own. We have lost a very special man. On June 25, Mr. TD Smylie left us after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a great encourager and a very sharp, clear thinker.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • Posted July 5, 2012
During late spring and summer many of us like to spend time outside in the sun for fun or work. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash are possible when you become overexerted in the heat. Put your health first in order to enjoy the summer. • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to keep your head and face cool.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • Posted July 5, 2012
A great way to be green - hold a yard sale! You recycle items and provide a little extra cash in your pocket, which helps our economy as it is spent. There are a few things you need to remember about yard/garage sales. Before you put up those signs promoting your event, you need to get a permit from the city offices.
, BSN, RN, FNP (ret) Wellness Consultant
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • Posted July 5, 2012
Summer means picnics, barbecues, parades and fireworks displays, especially around the 4th of July. Summer also means an increase in injuries from backyard grills, bonfires and fireworks. In 2006, an estimated 9,200 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries, 36 percent of whom were under 15 years old.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 • Posted June 14, 2012
We want to thank you again all of you who have helped us with our member roster and who have sent in your maintanence contributions of $25. It is much appreciated. Please continue to pass the word to your family members and friends. We also thank you for your comments and suggestions. Today’s section is 10D.
, Wellness Consultant
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 • Posted June 14, 2012
Most falls are preventable. Many people attribute falls to being clumsy or not paying attention, but many risk factors exist. Risk factors include physical hazards in the environment, age-related issues and health conditions. Reduce your risk and find fall hazards in your workplace, home, and community to prevent injuries and keep others safe round the clock. Since my recent fall on the uneven side-walk between the bank and our local post office, I have a personal interest in the prevention of ...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 • Posted June 7, 2012
New Hope Lutheran Church donated the produce from their garden to Blanco Good Samaritan Center. Hilary Huser accepted about 20 pounds of squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and Swiss chard. Good Samaritan is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 – 4:00. Call them at 830-833-5269 or just show up with your donations of food.
, Wellness Consultant
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 • Posted June 7, 2012
After the fall, after the wreck, after the fire…we all think “If only I had…” We realize that accidents can and should be prevented. Each June, the National Safety Council encourages individuals and organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. NSM is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.