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Caregivers Can Manage Stress with Self-Care

If you are in the habit of reading this blog, you know that I have written several times about the topic of caregiving. Having worked with older adults and their caregivers in my former career "life" and continuing to provide programs for them, I feel that they are some...

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Lead Poisoning

Posted by Cara Allen - Parenting

Earlier this month, there was a news item on TV about a local family whose daughter was suffering from lead poisoning.  She had a lead blood level 9x higher that what is recommended as acceptable by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The national news stories last year about Flint, Michigan's lead-contaminated water supply may have heightened our awareness of the dangers of lead p...

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Elements of Self-Care

Elements of Self-Care As part of our community wellness effort, I am reprinting a blog post on self-care with permission from a colleague. Michele Crawford, is a Community Health Educator for University of Illinois Extension in Cook County. One of her areas of interest is self-care. In her role as a Health Educato...

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2017

2017 Resolution: More Family Meals

'Tis the season to make resolutions. What's on your list this year? According to Statistic Brain , among the top 10 resolutions made for 2016 were losing weight, getting organized, spending less/saving more, quitting smoking, and staying fit and healthy. Rounding out the top 10 was "spending more time wi...

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