Living Well In The Panhandle

Don’t Fry Day

Photo credit: dumpaday.com May 27, 2016, the Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day.” The “Don’t Fry Day” campaign is meant to spread awareness of the relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer.  According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, every hour, one person dies of melanoma.  With summer fast approaching, we …

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When is Heartburn Something to Worry About?

Do you ever feel that burning, uncomfortable, and often painful feeling in your lower chest, sometimes spreading to the throat after eating?  Most of us have experienced heartburn (acid reflux) at some point in our lives, dismissing it with “I’ve eaten too much again.”  It’s not uncommon and is actually a normal process, with most …

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Families Should Play Together for Exercise

You may not need coats and your yard may not have these leaves but finding fun and creative ways to engage children in exercise is important.  You can consider yourself successful if they have fun doing so without knowing they are meeting physical activity recommendations by participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate or …

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Family Bonding

Family game night promotes bonding.Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org Warmer weather is here and it is time to plan some fun activities with the family.  This is also the time of year when many city organizations have prepared outstanding festivals.  Most festivals have something for everyone in the family. It is always important to socialize as a …

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Mind Your Milk

“Milk and milk products provide a wealth of nutrition benefits.  But raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family.  According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1993 and 2006, more than 1,500 people in the United States became sick …

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Clean It Up with Homemade Cleaners

Spring has sprung and this is the perfect time to clean and freshen your house.  But you don’t have to spend a lot of money on cleaning products when you can whip up your own with a few simple, inexpensive ingredients. The basic ingredient list includes: White Vinegar Baking soda Rubbing alcohol Ammonia Mild dish …

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Breaking Bread: Feeding Family and Friends

“Breaking bread”, or eating a meal with others, is a deeply personal way to foster a sense of belonging. Food is a social glue; it brings us together for conversation, a time to catch up, a chance to connect with loved ones, and it fills our bellies as well. If you wish to “break bread” …

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Celebrate Earth Day, Then Make Earth Day Every Day!

Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, with many festivals, activities and events being held in in the weeks prior. April 22 marks Earth Day. Help build a better future and preserve Mother Earth by committing to protect our environment year-round. The origin of Earth Day is linked to the 1969 Santa …

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Small Steps Are the Key to Healthy Change

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once said, “The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving.” That saying holds true when it comes to our health and our finances. Health and personal financial issues affect millions of Americans. We struggle with epidemic obesity rates, over …

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Renting Or Owning

Home ownership means different things to different individuals. “We feel that owning our own house is a sign of wealth.” “We would purchase a house so our kids would be in the right school zone.” “It was property we could sell once the children had moved out. We could down size and sell the house and use …

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