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Preventing Falls Inside and Outside of the HomeAccording to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of accidental injury deaths worldwide. Falling disproportionately impacts adults age 65 and older, and can lead to serious injury, further health problems, decreased quality of life, and a loss of independence.
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Let's face it, many of us get motivated to exercise because we want to regulate or lose weight. It's looked at like a chore, rather than a pleasure in many cases. However, know that there are many other benefits to regular exercise may up the motivation levels.

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Earth Day 2017Most of us in Ohio can agree it's important to have clean air, fresh water, and a healthy living environment. Being eco-friendly is about living within your means, treading lightly, and using the resources you have wisely.
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Most of the modern world is plugged in these days to smartphones, ipads and laptops, among other things. And many of us complete the loop by coaxing earbuds into our ears, turning up the sound to shut the world out, even just for a minute. But this practice, along with the increased amount of dangerous noise present in the modern world, is causing epidemic levels of early hearing loss in children, adults and teens. Read on to find out what you can do:
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Your teeth reflect your overall health, so paying attention to them is important everybody knows that. And yet, many of us still skip brushing our teeth on some busy days or avoid regular checkups. In light of National Dental Hygiene Month, here's how to stay on top of dental hygiene along with dental insurance guidelines:
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Water crises seem to be everywhere, from the ongoing droughts in the West to therecent water-related disaster in Flint, Michigan, to the problem of clean water that devastates the people of many third-world countries. Still, if you don't live in these areas, it may feel like these issues don't, or won't, affect you: but that couldn't be further from the truth. Here is what you should know about water safety and how you can contribute to the solution.
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Everyone in Ohio agrees that cyber safety is important, but what, exactly, does it mean to be "safe" online? And what do parents really need to know? Here are the top five things you can do to teach your kids how to become responsible digital citizens:
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There are plenty of potentially hazardous activities that go along with the holiday season and the start of winter, such as stringing up Christmas lights, navigating the icy roads, and hopping on those skis or other snow sports equipment, just to name a few. This is also the time of year when we break out the snow shovels and ice melt, so that we, and our neighbors and visitors, can safely navigate our walkways and sidewalks.
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The holidays tend to revolve around food: potlucks, family dinners, cookie decorating and seasonal celebrations offer dozens of opportunities to cook, bake and dine to your heart's content. Whether you're whipping up something in the kitchen or delivering homemade goodies, here are a few tips on food safety for the season:
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Alysia Brooks

This is the time when you want to review your current plan, change or enroll in Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan.
-->See BRENDA SWANK at the Athens Walmart on E. State St. starting October 5th during the hours listed below:

-->See BRIAN MILLER at the Mathews Insurance Office located at 240 Columbus Rd, Athens, OH 45701. Our office hours are M-Th 7:30am-4:30pm & F 7:30am-4pm. Call 740-593-5573 to schedule an appointment with him.

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Gathering school supplies, updating vaccines, and returning to a regular sleep schedule are part of a long list of things that need to be done before sending kids back to school. If your child also has a food allergy, preparing to go back to school takes extra effort and due diligence. Here are some things you can do to make sure your child's medical needs are met throughout the school year.
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For most American families, summer is outdoor celebration time, fireworks time, barbecue time, and fun-in-the-sun-by-the-pool time. If you're the one who happens to be hosting, however, it's important to recognize that these quintessential summer activities present unique risks, as well as potential liability issues.
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Alysia Brooks

What if I told you there was an option to "visit" the doctor via telephone or video 24/7?! You might think I'm crazy but I promise you it's true!

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April showers eventually bring May flowers, but in the meantime, wetter and warmer temperatures can cause a variety of hazards along the way. Here are some common spring safety issues, and ways you can prevent their potentially harmful consequences:
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Despite being told for years how important it is to get a good night's sleep, most of us in Ohio still consider it a suggestion we can afford to ignore. Let's face it: most of us would still choose finishing that critical report or watching another episode over getting enough quality rest. But mounting evidence of how significant sufficient sleep is to mood, productivity, and physical health might inspire you to start finally making it a real priority. Due to the depth and breadth of its impacts, the Centers for Disease Control went so far as to call sleep deprivation "an epidemic" earlier this year. Read on to learn more about the serious consequences of poor sleep.
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School in Ohio is in full swing, which means young people are spending more time online using social media, plus a variety of other Internet resources and entertainment options. This leaves many kids at risk for cyber-bullying, online predators, and identity theft.
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Alysia Brooks

This is the time when you want to review your current plan, change or enroll in Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan.
-->See BRENDA SWANK at the Athens CVS on E. State St. 8:30am - 1pm now thru October 24th. Additional days/hours will be posted soon.
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A study published just last month explains that it isn't merely a lack of physical exercise that leads to poor cardiovascular health. It turns out that the very act of sitting is also hard on the heart, even in a person who exercises.
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Summertime is characterized in part by an increase in physical activity-outdoor sports are a common pastime-and a decrease in the amount of clothing worn-shorts and swimsuits are weekend uniforms. These hallmarks of summertime, however, don't always bring pleasure. When they highlight and emphasize the fact that our bodies are not as healthy or fit as they could be, strenuous outdoor activities and tiny garments can lead to sadness and stress.
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Few people, even the most committed, die-hard healthy eaters, want to completely forego the pleasures of dining out. After all, eating at restaurants has been a regular part of life for centuries the first known dining establishments opened in Europe in the 17th century. A restaurant meal is a ritual of sorts, often used to signify special occasions ranging from birthdays and weddings to first dates and business deals. Many of our most cherished memories are tied in some way to restaurants.
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Many of us have been touched in some way by a stroke. Whether it's a family member, friend, colleague, or neighbor, chances are someone we know has suffered from this seemingly sudden and sometimes devastating health calamity.
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