The Disease Concept of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders            

Chromosomal studies and genetic research have discovered more and more genes that predict a person’s biological predisposition for substance abuse, dependence and mental health disorders. It is remarkable that the Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous, published in 1939, by Bill W. and Dr. Bob, from the very beginning had the presupposition that alcohol dependence had biological roots. Like many … Continue reading The Disease Concept of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders            

Diabetes Prevention Program Impacts Healthy Living at Senior Center

PHOTO: Deborah Dawkins (right, with her lifestyle coach Jessica Schell), the Executive Director of East Topeka Senior Center, partnered with Midland Care’s 24 for Life program. When Deborah Dawkins was approached by Midland Care to offer their lifestyle change program supported by the American Diabetes Association, 24 for Life, at the East Topeka Senior Center, … Continue reading Diabetes Prevention Program Impacts Healthy Living at Senior Center

New health and wellness info at the library

Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips.   The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook: Reboot your metabolism with simple, delicious ketogenic diet recipes for your electric pressure cooker by Mark Sisson, Cooking Neighborhood 651.5635 SIS & eBook Overdrive Author Mark Sisson helps you escape … Continue reading New health and wellness info at the library

Hy-Vee KidsFit Initiative Fights Against Childhood Obesity

Kylene Frost, RD, LD, Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian According to the CDC, the percentage of children and adolescents in the U.S. affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015-2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 (ages 6 to 19 years) is obese, which is defined as having excess body fat. Causes of … Continue reading Hy-Vee KidsFit Initiative Fights Against Childhood Obesity

Top Ten Health Benefits of Parkour for Youth

Parkour, also known as free running, is a French military-designed training which utilizes obstacle courses. The obstacles require extreme focus and a can-do attitude, and heavily utilize physical abilities such as running, jumping, swinging, rolling and even climbing. It’s a fun and exciting way to exercise, and anyone can enjoy it. Here are the Top … Continue reading Top Ten Health Benefits of Parkour for Youth