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October 11, 2021

Teal Pumpkin Project & Why You Should Participate

The Teal Pumpkin Project started in 2012, a food allergy support group director ifrom Tennessee had the idea to paint a pumpkin teal, the color of food allergy awareness, and hand out non-food items. What she didn’t realize was that her teal pumpkin would become a nationwide symbol for Halloween…

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August 11, 2021

Plan, Prevent and Prepare: Staying Safe on the Farm and Ranch

Plan, Prevent and Prepare: Staying Safe on the Farm and Ranch As we stride through this steamy summer and into August, we’re reminded of the unique threats that ag producers face in their day-to-day work. Going over the dos and don’ts is never out of season. A great place to…

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July 28, 2021

Weight Loss: Why Have I Hit a Plateau?

Why did I suddenly stop losing weight? Things were going well but now the number on the scale is stuck. The good news is that this is a normal part of weight loss. Possible Causes for a Weight-Loss Plateau You lose water weight in the beginning.  When you cut calories,…

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What’s the Best Over-the-Counter Medicine for Fever and Pain Relief?

The wide range of drugstore medications to treat fevers and headaches can be puzzling. They can seem to be “all the same thing.” They’re not. There are basically two “branches” in this tree of over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and understanding the two is a great place to start when it comes…

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Strength Training and Weight Lifting

In the last of our series of wellness and exercise blogs, I am going to cover some of our strengthening equipment. In the very first blog, I covered our Kinesis One machine, which is a multi-purpose machine that allows you to do lots of different exercises. This machine is excellent…

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Fall Chores Can Keep You Active

Summer’s gone, but the beauty of autumn is that all the winter preparation work we do can help us burn calories and get active. Why not accomplish two positives with every step, swing of the rake and bag of leaves hauled to the curb? We talked with Debbie Lancto, a health…

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