5 Ideas for Cooking with Yogurt

Yogurt is practically taking over the dairy aisle, and we’re okay with that. In addition to being a high-protein, high-calcium breakfast, it can also be used in e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. – from savory marinades to salad dressings to sweet homemade frozen yogurt.  When buying yogurt, look for one that contains minimal to no artificial flavors, colors or … Continue reading 5 Ideas for Cooking with Yogurt

24 for Life program helps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

One in three American adults has prediabetes. If you have prediabetes, you are at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, a serious and costly disease. Many people with prediabetes who do not start to change their lifestyle habits by losing weight or participating in moderate physical activity, can develop Type 2 Diabetes within 5 … Continue reading 24 for Life program helps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

Yes, she still needs a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist with the training and equipment to detect the full range of potential childhood vision issues. Vision screenings at school typically only test for nearsightedness and are not capable of identifying more serious eye conditions. One in four children may have a vision issue that … Continue reading Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

Considering Hospice for late-stage Alzheimer’s

The late stages of Alzheimer’s can be challenging for patients and their loved ones. Oftentimes caregivers face serious health issues that have resulted from the amount of care required to care for a family member with Alzheimer’s. As sleep patterns change, dementia increases and other common behaviors such as wandering and increased paranoia surface, caregivers … Continue reading Considering Hospice for late-stage Alzheimer’s

Do you need a lift?

Like a lot of consumer products, powerchairs and scooters have come a long way in terms of the convenience and performance they provide to those who need them.  Moreover, in this era of ADA compliance, accessibility to public space has become greater than ever. To be sure, people expect to be able to use their … Continue reading Do you need a lift?

New Health & Wellness Info at the Library

By Kelly Barker Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips. The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World by Julia Plevin, New Health Books Media 615.5 PLE Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in … Continue reading New Health & Wellness Info at the Library