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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Healthy Living

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.…
Healthy Inspiration: Packing a healthy punch

Healthy Inspiration: Packing a healthy punch

Professional fighter David Derby gets his kicks helping himself and others stay healthy. Bulging biceps. Six-pack abs. A combination of speed, strength and endurance.  For 48-year-old David Derby, those qualities are all wrapped into one lethal package. David, who lives…
An inside job

An inside job

Be Free Lake finds new ways to reach the public with mental health services during the pandemic. Photos provided by Delrita Meisner, Director of Be Free Lake.  The coronavirus has blown up the plans of Corbin Helton, a senior at…
Key word: prevention

Key word: prevention

  The Healthy People 2020 report highlights some of women’s top concerns.   Laura Byrd was a young adult when her grandmother died of breast cancer. “It made a significant impact in my life. It helped me realize the importance…
Healthy Inspiration: Lifesavers

Healthy Inspiration: Lifesavers

Tyler Van Alstine and Ginger Jacobs earn praise for aiding a child during a trauma call. Lake EMS paramedic Tyler Van Alstine and emergency medical technician Ginger Jacobs were dispatched to a two-car, head-on collision on a dark, rainy afternoon…
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