Compression Garments: Should I wear them for recovery?

Have you seen people wearing knee high socks or tights while biking or running?  You may be thinking, aren’t those socks hot?  Why wear such a thing? Medical professionals have relied on compression garments for years to improve circulation in diabetic and bed bound patients, and those with other circulatory conditions.  The idea is that [...]

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 Skillet Pork Chops with Zucchini

Skillet Pork Chops with Zucchini

Thursday is here, and so is this week’s healthy recipe.  Taste of Home always has fabulous, healthy recipe ideas, and this one is no different.  With a plethora of zucchinis in everyone’s gardens, here’s a recipe to help you capitalize on the health benefits of this green vegetable. Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min. Ingredients [...]

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Tinnitus: causes and treatment

The American Academy of Otolarngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s website shares with readers the causes and treatments for tinnitus. Tinnitus is commonly defined as the subjective perception of sound by an individual, in the absence of external sounds. Tinnitus may be caused by different parts of the hearing system. At times it may be caused by [...]

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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 rocky road through menopause

Traveling through menopause can be a rocky road for many women.  Others may say it was a day at the beach.  I am not so fortunate as to be one of the latter.  I know there are a lot of you out there just like me.  I told my co-worker that anticipating a hot flash [...]

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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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