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Quit Smoking. Earn Free Diapers. Enroll Today!

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) provides pregnant women in Licking County the support and resources they need to quit smoking through their Baby & Me – Tobacco Free program. The Baby & Me – Tobacco Free program is funded through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health and helps educate pregnant women who smoke on the many benefits of …

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Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over 238,000 new cases diagnosed annually and nearly 152,000 deaths worldwide. …

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Prostate Cancer: What is it and how to avoid it

Prostate Cancer: What is it and how to avoid it

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Prostate cancers usually grow slowly. Most men with prostate cancer are older than 65 years and do not die from the disease. What Is the Prostate? The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the …

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Reclaimed Wood

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Reclaimed Wood

#10: Age Reclaimed wood is vintage. It’s old, aged wood. And with age comes wisdom and perspective. It can be quite rewarding bring new life to old, reclaimed wood. #9: Stability With age also comes stability. Age acts to dry and season the wood and makes it less likely to cup, twist or move.  As a result, reclaimed wood is …

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Balancing Life

Balancing Life

By Rev. J. Keith Long Do you live a balanced life? When your life seems to be running smoothly and everything is happening just like you like, you may not give much thought to what it means. When you seem to be at wits’ end, you may be thinking there must be a better way. Luke 10:27 reads: He responded, “You …

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FootGolf

FootGolf

What is FootGolf? FootGolf is a new hybrid sport that combines both soccer and golf.  It is played by kicking a soccer ball on a golf course with the objective of getting the ball into an oversized hole in the fewest amount of kicks. Why Play FootGolf? There is no experience or training necessary before playing and it’s fun for …

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Drinking Enough Water

Drinking Enough Water

Water is the body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of a person’s body weight.  Water keeps crucial bodily functions working properly, including digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and body temperature control.  Fluid losses occur continuously through skin evaporation, breathing and passing urine and stool – these losses must be replaced daily for good …

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Sleep Outfits – Sleep Outfitters details what you should wear to bed

Sleep Outfits - Sleep Outfitters details what you should wear to bed

By Adam Turner Sleeping on the right mattress is crucial to getting the sleep we need, but we tend to overlook other elements of our sleep environment that contribute to our overall quality of sleep. Keeping it cool, dark, and disruption-free are key, but an oft-neglected factor is just as important: our attire. Despite our name, we at Sleep Outfitters …

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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

By Susan Merrill The first day of school at my house ran the gamut from, “I am so excited to go back to school!” to “My stomach hurts. I don’t want to go to school.” In other words, there were years my kids couldn’t wait to go back, and there were other years when the dread they felt made my …

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