Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is encouraging consumers to check with their health insurance companies or employers regarding coverage for smoking cessation services and the specific benefits included in their policies.
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Local grocery stores are vital to rural America. But as small towns lose population to larger cities, the issue of finding healthy food in rural areas is a growing concern.
Do you have any clue what a steroid is? Would you take the risk of becoming strong, but have really bad health problems? Do you also want to be healthy? Taking steroids will not help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Sticking to an exercise routine is not easy, especially when the gym is not exactly a person's favorite place to be. Two University of Kansas researchers have published a study showing that, when exercisers perceived the climate at a fitness center as positive, caring and task-involving, and found the staff to be positive and supportive, those subjects were both more likely to commit to exercise and have higher life satisfaction in general.
You may have heard the phrase "leaves of three, let it be" when it comes to detecting poison ivy. Kansas State University horticulturists say it is a bit more complicated than that.
Humans are born with a sweet tooth. We crave the processed sugar in everything from cakes to muffins to donuts to soda. We just can't get enough.
There is a rather large and somewhat disturbing truth in this area that is hard to talk about, but we all must start the conversation.
Do you think living a healthy lifestyle involves smoking? Well, I certainly don't. You can't live a healthy life while smoking. Smoking can be very dangerous.
Life flourishes under the watchful eye of sunshine. No matter the season, sunshine always provides us opportunities to visually experience the world around us.
Today I'm sure you have prepared yourself to spend some time listening to our presentations on healthy living. I'm hoping you even learn a thing or two. But don't feel guilty if your eyelids get heavy and your head starts to droop. I won't be offended. Sleeping is as important as eating, drinking, and breathing. But I must warn you, as comic writer Anthony Burgess is quick to point out, "Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore, and you sleep alone!"
As cold winter months give way to prime bicycling weather, USA Cycling anticipates more than 70,000 Americans will take to roadways and pathways by bike this year. In fact, the number of cyclists has increased by 67 percent over the last decade.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), followed by automobile accidents, being struck in the head and assaults. Furthermore, falls cause half of the TBIs among children aged 0 to 14 years and cause more than 60 percent of all TBIs among adults aged 65 years and older.
Every 68 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease – a devastating and irreversible brain disease that slowly destroys an individual's cognitive functioning, including memory and thought. Alzheimer's currently affects more than 5.2 million people in the United States and more than 35.6 million worldwide. As the population ages, the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's after age 65 will double every five years, while the number of individuals 85 years and older with this disease will triple by 2050.
During times of economic downturn, there has been an increased interest in home food preservation. Farm families have planted gardens and preserved produce for generations. During World War II, the government urged families to plant "Victory Gardens" and to can their surplus for later use. During the 60's and 70's, young women immersed in the back-to-the-land movement rediscovered home canning. Over the course of much of the past three decades, canning, as the primary method of home food preservation, faced serious competition as freezers became a common household appliance.
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