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November 9, 2016

Author: LAURA APFELBECK

Ways to spice up important family meals

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Iowa State University reports that not only do family meals offer children a chance to learn about their family’s values and culture, but that children who eat with their families eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Even better? Teens who eat with their families are less likely to smoke, drink and use drugs, according to the research.

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November 2, 2016

Author: PAMELA KRUEGER

Learn to live your best life to increase wellness, longevity

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Do you want to live a longer, happier and healthier life? Wellness plays a significant role in the quality and longevity of your life! What is wellness, anyway? Wellness matters and is often described as a balance of your mind, body and spirit, which results in an overall feeling of well-being.

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October 27, 2016

Author: AMY GIFFIN

Eating healthy at school can be easy

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In summer 2016, the Sheboygan Area School District approved eliminating reduced- price meal fees for families. This means all students under 185 percent of the poverty level now receive free lunches and breakfasts where available.

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October 19, 2016

Author: LIBBY HOLTE

Medication abuse: Being part of the solution

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Did you know that one-in-25 youth ages 12 to 17 have abused cough medicine to get high, and one-in-five young adults have abused prescription drugs? According to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, October is National Medication Abuse Awareness Month. During this month, communities are encouraged to come together to take action against the abuse of medication.

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October 12, 2016

Author: ANN SALZMANN

Screening sheds light on end-of-life care

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You may know someone who recently revealed they are expecting a baby. Along with that announcement comes a great deal of planning. Parenting philosophies and birth plans are common topics for expectant parents to talk about with their doctor, family and friends.

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October 5, 2016

Author: JAKE LAMBRECHT

Good-for-you gardening tips for growing fall vegetables

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“Backyard gardening can inspire you to take an interest in the origins of your food and make better choices about what you put on your plate. When you grow your own food, you savor it more because of the effort it took to get to the table.” That’s according to Dr. Helen Delichatsios of Massachusetts General Hospital. If you planted a garden and are thinking about harvesting and storage, this information is for you, or it may inspire you to grow a garden next year. When it comes to harvest time, each crop truly has a very unique set of practices. Some crops should be left out for a frost, while others should be brought in when the nighttime temperatures approach 50 degrees. An acronym for this time of year to help explain fall harvest is appropriately named “THIS,” which stands for temperature, heat, in the soil and sweeten.

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September 28, 2016

Author: JOANNA BRANDT

A grateful — and unfinished — story of depression recovery

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Hi, my name is Joanna and I deal with depression,  panic disorder, agoraphobia,  generalized anxiety, ADHD, migraines  and IBS.

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September 21, 2016

Author: James Simac

Tackling the shame that comes with alcoholic label

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The myths that people who are dependent on alcohol  are weak-willed, lacking in moral character  or love drinking more than other relationships keep active the shame of being an “alcoholic.”

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September 14, 2016

Author: Jean Pittner

Eating enough fruits, vegetables is hard but important

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We have all probably heard at one time or another  to “eat your fruits and vegetables.” Even the USDA Dietary  Guidelines remind us to make half of our plate fruits and vegetables.  Why is this so important?

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September 7, 2016

Author: KATE BAER

There is Hope’ suicide prevention walk set for Sept. 10

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The International Association for Suicide Prevention and World Health Organization estimate more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year.

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