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The human body has an internal clockwork called the circadian rhythm. Circadian means “around a day” in Latin and refers to a cycle of about 24 hours. Your circadian rhythm helps control basic physiologic functions, from energy metabolism to the immune system. With a New Year in full stride, many people hope to leave….

“Protein” has become a buzzword, but it is a key component to health. Protein is one of three major macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and fats. It contains four calories per gram. Protein is made up of amino acids, which form the basic structure of many physical and chemical components of the human body.

EXERCISES FOR POOR POSTURE

Poor posture is often an underlying cause of back pain. For every inch the head moves forward, its weight on the neck and upper back muscles increases by 10 pounds. A head weighing 12 pounds held forward 3 inches from the shoulders equals 42 pounds of pressure on those aforementioned muscles, the equivalent….

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TEACHING GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP STARTS AT HOME

Last year, when Kansas State beat the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA regionals, the UK team skipped the post- game handshake. Kansas State’s coach and others pointed out that this showed poor sportsmanship and a lack of respect.

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THE EMERGING SCIENCE UNDERLYING WEIGHT LOSS

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HOW MUCH PROTEIN IS ENOUGH?

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WHATS NEW IN OSTEOPOROSIS RESEARCH

According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (KCHFS), one in two women and one in four men over age 50 years will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Becoming aware of the latest developments in osteoporosis research can help you enjoy

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MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS

One out of every four adults falls every year, and about 20 percent of those falls result in a broken bone, head trauma or similar injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seniors who fall double their chance of experiencing future falls.

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A LIFE WORTH LIVING

We want to introduce you to Victor Robinson. Victor is a Central Kentucky native, born and raised in Jessamine County. He is a man who stepped up to take hold of his life. It was there in Jessamine County that Victor learned what life was all about. It is also where he learned about faith and family – about values that….

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HEALTHY BRAIN AGING

With aging, it can be normal to have a harder time recalling names. Or you may find yourself forgetting an appointment only to remember it later. Still, you should keep learning new things and creating new memories. Many people may believe dementia is a regular part of aging, but this is untrue..

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EXERCISING WITH YOUR DOG - HAVE FUN BUT STAY SAFE

If you’re starting a new exercise program for your dog, start slowly and let your dog build up its endurance and tolerance. Just as it takes time for you to get in shape, the same is true for your dog. Watch for signs of exhaustion such as heavy panting, wheezing, lameness, disorientation and slowing or stopping

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JUNE 2021

FELINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS

Feline leukemia virus, or FeLV, is a common ailment that affects 2 percent to 3 percent of all cats in the United States – as many as seven out of every 20 cats. FeLV is a leading cause of death in cats, second only to trauma.  The good news is the prevalence of FeLV has decreased significantly in the past….

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JUNE 2021