Category Archives: Health and wellness
In Praise of Possums…
Opossums never inspired much of my time or attention before but lately, more than a few lie dead in or alongside the road. Aside from being accused of “playing possum” as a child, I knew very little about them. Opossums are not … Continue reading
The race is on (soon), mountain bikers!
The Missouri State Championship “Down and Dirty Mountain Bike Race” is the works! Organizers and sponsors include Osage Lakes Greenway Corp., the United Federation of Dirt (UFD) and several local businesses. Registration open now Register now online here, or … Register … Continue reading
Color away boredom, depression and stress!
Welsh brain scientist, Dr. Joel Pearson, says coloring helps adults replace negative thoughts and images with positive ones. Coloring produces measurable effects Dr. Stan Rodski, a neurophysicist who also creates adult coloring books says “colorists” enjoy results similar to those from … Continue reading
Missourians prepped for legal marijuana
To date, Missouri’s Secretary of State has approved two initiative petitions to legalize marijuana for medical, commercial and recreational use. Each requires approximately 160,000 valid signatures. The filing deadline for signed petitions to qualify for a place on the November 2016 … Continue reading
Update! Hot meals ministry growing, expanding its service
Soup & More Community Kitchen now serves free hot meals every Thursday. Since first opened in January 2016, the outreach has been growing but there is room for more people to enjoy the commaraderie and the hot, nutritious meals. Benton County residents … Continue reading
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is a critical health problem likely to occur in 1 out of every 8 women. Although less often according to the American Cancer Society, it can also occur in men. Advances in breast cancer care The American Society of Clinical … Continue reading
Bad news … good news
Google and Bing searches for negative headlines showed millions of returns for each of the examples below. But surprisingly, searches for positive headlines numbered many millions more. Read on. Economic collapse Google search for “predictions of economic collapse 2015” returned about … Continue reading
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Now for the fifth consecutive year, American College of Sports Medicine is drawing attention to a problem that threatens the health and welfare of the Nation’s young people. One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. … Continue reading
Happy National Watermelon Day!
Holiday Insights.com and many other sources recognize today, August 3rd, as National Watermelon Day. The Gardner’s Network, however, says it falls on August 18. So, if your local community organizers failed to set up a pit spitting contest today, there … Continue reading
June 2015 – Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness
Study of thousands of seniors over an eight-year period showed improvement in ability to recall words, and slower decline in brainpower for participants who learned to use a computer and interact with others through emails and chats. Other factors that slow mental … Continue reading