Broccoli May Slow Age Decline

Posted on June 20, 2018

A foundational aspect of a healthy diet is to eat plenty of fresh vegetables.  A healthy diet can help to lower your risk for many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.  This is especially ideal if you eat organic foods to avoid pesticides and GMO’s. Vegetables contain antioxidants and […]

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Brush Strokes & Dementia

Posted on June 19, 2018

An interesting article written by Ana Sandolu highlights the affects that brushstrokes have to help identify dementia in painters.  Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, both neurodegenerative disorders, affect millions of people in the U.S. every year. Soon some new research could improve the early detection of these illnesses because scientists may have discovered a way to […]

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Cancer Myths & Facts

Posted on June 18, 2018

Many people believe that you will get cancer because someone in your family had it, but that is false.  About ½ of men and 1/3 of the women in the U.S. will get the disease at some point. Only about 5%-10% of cases are linked to genes from their parents.  The doctors aren’t sure why […]

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Is Coffee Good for Your Mental Health?

Posted on June 18, 2018

Few studies confirm the theory that caffeine presents a negative effect on anxiety, but what other studies found is the exact opposite. A study in Brazil revealed that coffee may help those suffering from anxiety, stress, and mild depression. According to the researchers, people who drink a moderate amount of caffeine (less than 300 milligrams […]

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What Fathers Say About Their Fathers

Posted on June 15, 2018

          A young man admitted that he was well into his 30’s when he learned to love his dad for who he was and not for what he thought he should be.  He remembers his father as a good man, a hard worker, volunteer, churchgoer and encourager, but thought he needed […]

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Top 5 Health Hazards to Avoid for a Happy and Healthy Summer

Posted on June 15, 2018

Summer is a great time to go outside and get your daily dose of vitamin E. However, this time of year also brings additional risks to your well-being, including these summer health hazards: Heat Stroke Heat Stroke or Hyperthermia is a condition caused by your body overheating because of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion […]

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Dads’ Favorite Sayings

Posted on June 14, 2018

As we are all aware, Father’s Day is coming upon us again on June 17th.  This is our time to honor our fathers and make them special. To do this there are many ways to do things and say to make his day a brighter one. Some very common things that all dads seem to […]

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History of Father’s Day

Posted on June 13, 2018

          On June 19, 1910 Sonora Smart Dodd held a Father’s Day celebration at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington.  William Jackson Smart was her father, a civil war veteran and a single parent who raised his six children there.  She first proposed the idea at the Old Centenary Presbyterian Church where […]

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Suggestions for Father’s Day

Posted on June 12, 2018

There are many ways for you and your child to spend a memorable day on Father’s Day.  Everyone has their own ideas of what, where and how, but in case you have run out of options, perhaps one or more of the following ideas will  tweak your interest. Take the family golfing.  If you aren’t […]

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Dads Aren’t Perfect!

Posted on June 11, 2018

  The big day for dad is coming on June 17th.  This is a special day we all set aside to honor our fathers, but sometimes honoring isn’t an easy thing to do.  There are really great fathers and some that haven’t been very present in our lives.  This especially includes divorced parents.  If the […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon