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August 2018

August 2018

Like hot chocolate and apple pie, some things can be counted on to bring comfort every fall. Unfortunately, the college application process isn’t one of them. In fact, for your child, it probably ranks right up there with going to a new school or wearing that first pair of eyeglasses.…
Pets’ love is unconditional, so it’s no wonder that pet parents want to keep their beloved animals by their side as much as possible. Pet owners whose pets spend ample time in the car should brush up on some safety precautions to ensure the roadways are safe for all travelers,…
Suffering an injury, managing a pre-existing condition or recuperating from surgery can take a toll on our bodies, inevitably leaving us with the larger task of finding ways to recover and regain strength, mobility and adopt a new plan of maintaining our health. Fortunately, warm water exercise offers options that…
What is dry needling? Dry needling is a method of treatment used by physical therapists to alleviate sore muscle knots called trigger points. A very fine needle is penetrated into the muscle without medication, hence, the term “dry.” The muscle responds with a local “twitch” literally reducing the size of…
All couples, including couples who describe their relationship as “very happy,” experience conflict. It is impossible to live with the same partner day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year, without (periodically) having thoughts of wanting to kill them. Other than attorneys (who get paid…
Just as engines all have systems to regulate the rate of fuel burning, living organisms have multiple molecular mechanisms to control how much and how fast our fuel (basically glucose and fats) is converted to usable energy for maintenance and repair of their physical structures. In the case of humans…
According to the Afterschool Alliance, innovation will be the primary driver of the future economy. By intentionally integrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into youth development programs, we prepare children for that future. Moreover, in doing so, we equip today’s youth with the skills they need to tackle the…
Crisp. Crunch. Core. Complete. The steps of eating an apple have you tasting one as we speak. With apple season fast approaching and as apples begin to ripen by mid-August each year, here are some best kept secrets to get you ready to eat the best A.P.P.L.E. Appleton is filled…
Sweat gets a bad rap. It can be smelly and it ruins our favorite white tees, but the truth is we need to sweat — to a certain extent. While sweating is a natural process our body uses to cool off, for some people sweating is taken to a whole…
Metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that plagues an estimated one in five Americans. A person with metabolic syndrome demonstrates a resistance to insulin, a critical hormone produced by the pancreas. The body compensates for the resistance by creating more and more insulin to keep the body working properly.…
“Every time I take a multivitamin, I feel nauseated about 30 minutes later. What should I do?” —Kim B., Jackson A multivitamin is an excellent way to make sure that you are getting all the micronutrients that your body needs to function. Vitamins are considered “micronutrients” because you only need…
First responders, veterans, survivors of assault, children of abusive homes — when it comes to those it affects, trauma knows no boundaries. But how do we know when the after effects have crossed the line into full-blown post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? According to the National Center for PTSD, about 8…
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