6 Things Everyone Should Know About Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that happens when your blood sugar (or blood glucose) is too high. Because insulin is the hormone that helps move glucose out of your blood and into your cells for energy, if your pancreas does not make enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. Here’s what we should all know … Continue reading 6 Things Everyone Should Know About Diabetes

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6 disciplines for living healthy like a Nutcracker dancer

To be a Nutcracker dancer requires extreme dedication – and at a time when many family and friends are enjoying fatty treats and lounging around watching football. What health lessons can Nutcracker dancers share to help everyone enjoy a more fit lifestyle during this holiday season? Enjoy your food, but watch your portions! It’s completely … Continue reading 6 disciplines for living healthy like a Nutcracker dancer

Area business offers safer bathing options

When Gary Mehalic was looking for a business to go into, he had only to look at his interest in helping seniors and combine it with his awareness of new options that were becoming available in bathtub design. “I had senior friends who needed help in this area,” he said, referring to the need for … Continue reading Area business offers safer bathing options

New Health & Wellness Info at the Library

By Lissa Staley Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips. Unthinkable: an extraordinary journey through the world's strangest brains by Helen Thomson, Health Information Neighborhood 612.82 THO We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathize and understand the world … Continue reading New Health & Wellness Info at the Library

YOU ASKED: How Can I Get My Child to Eat Tooth-Healthy Foods?

We get this question all the time! When trying to find tooth-healthy foods kids will love, it’s good to have lots of options. Kids can be picky, and sometimes what they liked last week will turn into something they won’t eat next week. So, having a variety of healthy foods to choose from may be … Continue reading YOU ASKED: How Can I Get My Child to Eat Tooth-Healthy Foods?