This month, Volunteers In Action/RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) recognizes their over 450 members who serve in this community every day to the tune of 44,000 hours last year an almost 22,000 hours this year so far.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Promoting a growing sector of the state's agriculture economy, Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed August as Farmers Market Month in Kansas and the week of August 3-9, as Farmers Market Week.
The U.S. Surgeon General released a national Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer today outlining a plan to reduce the toll of skin cancer and save lives. Through a series of achievable goals and strategies focused on public policy and education, the plan will support more Americans in making healthy choices about protecting their skin. Kansas has an opportunity to implement the Call to Action locally by passing a comprehensive law restricting the use of indoor tanning devices by all minors.
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.
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.
A Great Bend couple has been taking advantage of a monthly event at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center to become more familiar with ways to serve up nutritious meals.
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