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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Healthy Living

Diagnosis of hope

Diagnosis of hope

Thyroid cancer is rising dramatically, particularly among women. Photo: Nicole Hamel Anxious. Afraid. Overwhelmed. Those emotions hit Mary Jo Zylowski like a ton of bricks as three dreadful words came out of her doctor’s mouth eight years ago. “You’ve got…
A hand up

A hand up

Coping with cancer can be tough, but you don’t have to face it alone. Bras for the Cause photos by Nicole Hamel Cancer not only indiscriminately attacks your body, but every other part of your life, which is where organizations…
Healthy Inspiration: From fat to fit

Healthy Inspiration: From fat to fit

Roly poly deputy rolled into new body, new life. Photo: Anthony Rao Looking at Shawn Lukens, one might consider him a good fitness role model. He eats healthy, he appears fit and trim and he is an avid cyclist. But…
Look for the butterfly

Look for the butterfly

Identifying GMOs, why should you stay away from them, and how to assure you’re eating clean. Eating healthy but still gaining weight? Your problem could be Genetically Modified Organisms  (GMOs). “In many cases now we’re seeing that when eating GMO…
Harvesting the healing power of music

Harvesting the healing power of music

Music can trigger a memory, make you feel better, and serve as entertainment, but it also promotes physical and mental well-being.  The role music plays in healing is still being explored. However, it was first referenced as a therapy as…
Up in smoke

Up in smoke

Yes, vaping is better for you than cigarettes, but… Christina Page recently joined 11 million American adults who use electronic cigarettes…and she’s wondering if she made the right decision. “I’m concerned about the health aspect. I’ve been researching it, but…
Healthy Inspiration: Sister for Bailey

Healthy Inspiration: Sister for Bailey

Abbotts open hearts & home to another girl with Turner syndrome.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Ashley Abbott and her husband Chet talked about expanding their family through adoption, and once the Oxford mother saw a little orphan girl online with Turner…
Hungry for change

Hungry for change

For Angie Dolan, losing weight helped her gain a happier life.  Photos provided by Angie Dolan Several years ago, Angie Dolan desperately needed to get something off her chest. It was more than 100 pounds of unwanted fat.  Weighing nearly…
Healthy Inspiration: Positive attitude

Healthy Inspiration: Positive attitude

Teen confronts polyarticular juvenile arthritis with an autoimmune disorder head on by living a healthy lifestyle.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Olivia Howard, 16, of Grand Island, is upfront sharing what it feels like to have polyarticular juvenile arthritis with an autoimmune disorder,…
A new lease on life

A new lease on life

A doctor’s warning inspires a mother-daughter duo to lose 154 pounds combined and start “I Lost to Gain” life coaching.  Photos: Douglas Tyler  Lynn Anoa’i reached a pivotal moment in her life during a routine doctor’s visit in September 2014.…
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