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Aug 26

Watson Shares Benefits of Walking and Healthy Diet Changes

Jay Watson wasn’t always a walker, and he did not always watch what he ate. As he put it, he was a “cheeseburger and pizza guy.” In 1998, he had a heart attack, and his doctor recommended some changes in his diet.  He had already taken up walking as part of his daily routine, but […]

Aug 26

Princess Theater Partners with Public Health

Karen Bender has a long history of helping out her community.  She is always eager to lend an ear when anyone asks about ways to improve her hometown of Mount Ayr.  She currently works as the Director of the Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce and Ringgold County Economic Development and manages the Princess Theater.  Community […]

Aug 26

“Loving Your Family” Parent Meetings Scheduled in September

A series of parent education meetings is being scheduled by Robin McDonnell, RN, director of the Parents as Teachers program through the public health office.  The classes scheduled for September are as follows: September 10, 5:00 PM, Diagonal School, Family Meals September 17, 5:30 PM, Diagonal School, How Much Food and Physical Activity? September 24, […]

May 30

Fight Cancer with Cruciferous Vegetables

Experts reviewed studies of people with different kinds of cancer that also looked at what they ate.  One kind of vegetable seemed to make a big difference.  People who regularly ate cruciferous vegetables cut their risk of colon and breast cancer by almost 17 percent, their risk of kidney cancer by nearly 32 percent, and […]