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Friday, October 30, 2020

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Faces of epilepsy

Faces of epilepsy

Two brave women refuse to let their condition put a damper on life. Approximately 3.4 million people in the U.S. live with epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Foundation.  Depending on what part of the brain seizures originate from, patients can experience…
Healthy Inspiration: He’s got the power

Healthy Inspiration: He’s got the power

Clermont man puts fun, flare and passion into shaping local warriors.  Photo: Nicole Hamel For as long as he can remember, Power Casrock’s life has revolved around health and fitness. As a child, he always stayed active and organized little…
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…
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