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Area-wide oration contest held Saturday

Catholic students from the Dodge City Diocese learned about the importance of forming healthy habits and spoke about their knowledge at the annual Civic Oration Contest held Saturday in Great Bend.

April 15, 2014 | Karen LaPierre | Healthy Living


Sleep your way to better health

Editors note: Below is the speech prepared by Josh Hoisington, winner of the Modern Woodmen of America Civic Oration Contest for the Diocese of Dodge City.

April 15, 2014 | | Healthy Living


Physical therapist shows simple exercises

The simple exercises that will be demonstrated at the next Parkinson's Support Group meeting could help with everything from walking to reaching for an item on a shelf.

April 15, 2014 | | Healthy Living


Twelve helpful tips to prevent cycling injuries

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.

April 15, 2014 | | Healthy Living


Questions raised on ethics of health leaders on drug company boards

CHICAGO (AP) - Leaders of many U.S. academic medical centers sit on the boards of some of the world's biggest drug companies, which a study suggests raises the potential for worrisome conflicts of interest.

April 01, 2014 | | Healthy Living


Egg whites work magic to make filling omelet

Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don't really count as eggs at all in my book), I've never met an egg dish I didn't like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet.

April 01, 2014 | BY SARA MOULTON The Associated Press | Healthy Living


Weight loss leads to other personal victories

Diana Hayward has lost nearly 50 pounds on her journey toward a healthier life. Although she has far to go, the Great Bend woman said she's already noticing she has more stamina and is breathing better as a result of her weight loss.

April 01, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Healthy Living


Hundreds of pounds lost in 'Battle of the Bulge'

One man lost over 70 pounds during the eight-week Battle of the Bulge 2014, conducted by Club One Fitness.

March 26, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Healthy Living


St. Rose surgeon reminds community about colon screenings

Ana Refinetti, M.D., knows that many people are aware that a screening for colon cancer is important.

March 18, 2014 | | Healthy Living


Clara Barton to hostSeafood at its Best' Monday, March 24

Easy to digest and with a high level of precious proteins, fish is considered an important part of a healthy diet. With omega-3 fatty acids, fish has an added bonus.

March 18, 2014 | | Healthy Living


Public invited to upcoming Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy session

Gloria Siefkes, R.N., has been involved in Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy for only a short time but already is impressed.

March 12, 2014 | | Healthy Living


Fall prevention: Key to avoiding brain injuries

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.

March 12, 2014 | | Healthy Living


Moran's memo: Defeating Alzheimer's Disease

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.

March 12, 2014 | By Senator Jerry Moran | Healthy Living


March is Bake and Take Month

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.

March 04, 2014 | | Healthy Living


CHECK THE LABEL

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ice cream lovers beware: The government knows you're unlikely to stop after half a cup.

March 04, 2014 | | Healthy Living


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