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.
Giving a home-baked gift is a great way to show someone you care, but it can be even better when you could win a prize for doing so. This March, the Kansas Wheat Commission is teaming up with the Home Baking Association to promote Bake and Take Month. For more than 40 years, Bake and Take Month has been an opportunity to celebrate relationships with friends and family by baking and sharing treats.
I began my year of walking more right after Thanksgiving. I live in a very walkable neighborhood in Great Bend. My house is just blocks from most of the things I need, as well as my job. There are restaurants, coffee shops, entertainment of all sorts, clothing stores, gift stores, grocery stores, banks, doctors and dentists offices, schools, convenience stores--you name it, it's probably within walking distance of where I live. And for me, walking distance is about a half-mile. That's six blocks, for simplicity's sake. Not even enough to work up a sweat.
Dang it, Jim!
Great Bend Tribune Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple. This is their final update on how it all went.
PRATT – LifeWay Christian Resources is slated to bring well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore to the First United Methodist Church in Pratt via simulcast on Sept. 14. First United Methodist Church is serving as a host location for the Pratt County area.
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are the most difficult weeks of the year to maintain your weight and stick with a healthy diet. Many people take a holiday from healthy eating or put off nutrition concerns or efforts until after the holiday season. However, we all know how long those New Year's resolutions last! Prevention is much easier than trying to diet or exercise away those extra pounds.
An offer to host a holiday meal need not add unnecessary stress to your life. From purchasing the turkey to handling the leftovers, there are several good rules to follow.
Fiction: Don't Blink, James Patterson; Freedom, Jonathan Franzen; Santa Fe Edge, Stuart Woods; Predator, Terri Blackstock; Bad Blood, John Sandford; The Thorn, Beverly Lewis; Her Daughter's Dream, Francine Rivers; Legacy, Danielle Steel; Painted Ladies, Robert Parker; Ghost In Trouble, Carolyn Hart; The Reversal, Michael Connelly; The Suspect, John Lescroart; Playing The Game, Barbara Bradford; The Brave, Nicholas Evans; In The Hand Of Dante, Nick Tosches
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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.
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