Hand Washing: How and Why

  A recent study published in Nature (June, 2012) reported that about 100 trillion bacteria – three or four pounds worth – live on the human body, and they are more than just passive travelers. While most of these germs do good things for your health, your bacteria are not the same as others.You count [...]

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10 ways to decrease stress

Here’s a quick and easy list for the busy person… Do something you love, even if it is for a short time – read a magazine, play Words with Friends, polish your toenails! Read something non-work related. Eat healthy food – good food is good fuel for the body. Take a bath or a long [...]

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Grief Comes in One Size

I found truth in this short poem, I would have to say that I spent many days trying to keep my grief tucked away in hopes that I wouldn’t have to feel the pain of loosing my husband in December 2006.  It wasn’t until I began to embrace my grief and allow it to become [...]

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Exercise: Good Rx for Heart Failure

Don remembers his grandmother sitting all day, every day in her rocking chair. Her slippered feet and ankles were noticeably swollen, and she walked very slowly and with great effort whenever she got up from the chair. The early doctors called it dropsy, meaning swelling or abnormal accumulation of fluids under the skin. Today it [...]

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How to Recognize a Sociopath

There is a subgroup of human beings that walk unnamed among us. They are called sociopaths or psychopaths. These individuals cause a great deal of pain to other human beings in the world through their cruelty, manipulation, deception and power plays. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V(newest version of the book most commonly used by [...]

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How is sleep apnea treated?

“There are many treatments available for sleep apnea. A visit with your provider will be helpful in finding a solution that is best for your specific needs and concerns.  Your treatment may or may not involve one of the following,” says Danielle Reysen, a supervisor at the Agnesian HealthCare Sleep Center. How is sleep apnea [...]

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Video Blog: Transmission of Revelation

In this C4: When it comes to religion and beliefs, the world is full of choices. Should I be Catholic? Is Christianity the right path? Bishop Don Hying presents an overview on why many people have found a universal, spiritual home within the Catholic Church for more than 2,000 years. If you’re wondering “how do [...]

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