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Ohio Healthy Homes | Lead Poisoning Awareness

Ohio Healthy Homes | Lead Poisoning Awareness

Americans spend the majority of their time indoors where hazards may be found which can affect their health. These hazards include mold, radon, carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke, and pests. Most importantly, lead is considered one of the greatest indoor environmental threats to Ohioans. To raise awareness about the importance of a healthy home, Ohio is celebrating National Healthy Homes Month.  …

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Why Do Some Nurses Study Massage Therapy?

Why Do Some Nurses Study Massage Therapy?

Why do nurses practice massage? Massage can promote healing and enhance well-being. According to a survey by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), 43% of the population had their most recent massage for medical reasons (https://www.amtamassage.org/career_guidance/detail/193?typeId=10). AMTA points to numerous studies that have found improvements in symptomology. The effects go beyond relief of achy muscles. Massage may lower blood pressure …

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Relating to a child with Asperger’s Syndrome

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism, or Asperger’s Syndrome, is on the increase. Here’s some advice on how to recognize and relate to someone with the condition. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are unique in that they usually demonstrate average or above-average intelligence, but they often have problems interacting with others. They tend to have difficulty relating …

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Spring Tips To Develop & Maintain A Healthy Lawn

Spring Tips To Develop & Maintain A Healthy Lawn

Spring is just around the corner and, if you don’t give your lawn the attention it needs, you may be missing out on the opportunity for your lawn to be the envy of the neighborhood.  Power raking, aerating and fertilizing are the three vital spring services that make a world of difference in the health and appearance of your lawn. Power raking, also known as de-thatching, …

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Microwave Sweet Potato Chips  

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients: – Cooking spray – 1 (14-ounce) sweet potato, very thinly sliced, divided – 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, divided – 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided – 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided Preparation: 1. Cut a circle of parchment paper to fit a microwave-safe plate; coat parchment lightly with cooking spray. 2. Arrange one-fourth of the potato slices in a single layer …

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God’s Eternal Promise… Finding the triumph in tragedy

Finding the triumph in tragedy

Finding the rug ripped out from underneath us is never an enjoyable revelation, especially when we think our own personal world is on seemingly solid ground.  Encountering situations such as the loss of a job, a very tight budget, or even just dealing with the everyday struggles we face in our crazy world are all tough things to handle.  We …

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How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

Easter is a fun holiday filled with sweet treats, snacks and desserts. Unfortunately, all that sugar isn’t much fun for your teeth, and you could risk damage to your oral health. You might chip a tooth on solid sweets, suffer from tooth decay as a result of too much sugar, or fall out of your usual oral hygiene routine and …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary can later …

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Community Members Honor LMHS Physicians for National Doctors’ Day

Community Members Honor LMHS Physicians for National Doctors’ Day

National Doctors’ Day provides the opportunity to honor physicians throughout the U.S. each year who guide and treat patients to positively impact their health.  During the month of March, Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) celebrates the Medical Staff and their dedicated service.  Patients from the community also are invited to recognize physicians by giving a donation to Licking Memorial Health Foundation …

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Booze V. Snooze: Sleep Outfitters Shares Why Drinking and Sleep Make Poor Bedmates

Sleep Outfitters

By Adam Turner We’ve all been plagued at times by tossing-turning-sleepless nights. When such unwelcome developments attack our sleep cycles, it can be tempting to seek out alternative solutions, shortcuts to slumber. For some, this shortcut might be sleeping medicine, tiny pills and purple liquids designed to trick us into sedation. For others, this may be eating till submission, your brain …

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