New fountain in the Serenity Circle garden

Many residents and staff across campus have been impressed by the wonderful fountain in the Serenity Circle garden area.  Last fall the walled garden was removed and the area redone to make it easier for residents to get around.  There are still some more finishing touches to be added to the landscape there, but the [...]

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The Importance of Self-Compassion

Is it important to be kind to yourself? Most of us have been told in the media and on talk shows like Oprah how important it is to be kind to oneself. We’ve also been told that we must first love ourselves before we can really love others. These are pretty widespread credos, which we [...]

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Diet, Exercise, & Sleep

Fact. Those who get less sleep have a decreased metabolism and tend to eat to help stay awake. Many shift workers (primarily third shift) have weight issues because they are limited on the hours they can sleep, and when they are awake, they eat to keep themselves awake. “By getting more sleep and watching calorie/food [...]

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You still have time to get fit this summer

The summer is half over.  Have you put off your workouts due to the heat?  Did you plan to start working out when the weather got warmer and then never started?  Here are 25 tips from Core Performance to help you get fit this summer. It’s easy to improve your fitness in the summer without [...]

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Healthier homemade ice cream

“Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Who doesn’t like a frozen treat on a warm summer day? But if you’re reading this article, I’m confident you’re not screaming for the sugar, fat, and empty calories. By making some simple substitutions, you can enjoy a sweet frozen treat that is good for [...]

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Coffee: study finds beneficial to protect against skin cancer

MyHealthNewsDaily recently published the study findings: Protection against skin cancer can be added to the list of health benefits that come with drinking coffee, a new study says. Women who drank more than three cups of coffee daily were 21 percent less likely to develop basal cell carcinoma , compared with women who drank less [...]

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Helping women navigate through breast cancer care

By Richard B. Schaefer, MD, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Agnesian Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Services writes when faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer, women are forced to quickly make complex decisions about their health. Newly-diagnosed patients can often find themselves in information overload due to multiple treatment options; for both cancer treatment and reconstruction. Traditionally, [...]

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