So far, the articles in this week’s cancer awareness section have focused on individuals in the Elsberry area who are currently struggling with cancer, or who have recently beaten it.

Tiffani Rockwell-Fomera was used to seizures, as she had suffered greatly from them until she was in the fifth grade, so the episode that she experienced on August 8, 2018 while getting ready to leave for work was at first nothing new.

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Digging your hands into fresh, rich soil as you transplant seedlings you started yourself is an exciting experience.  “Some people say that gardening is back-breaking,” says Master Gardener Jane Hirling.  “It does take stamina to achieve the results you are looking for, but it can also be an…

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If you’re the caregiver of a chronically ill loved one, research indicates your quality of life is worse than your partner’s. That’s no surprise to the millions of Americans who find themselves thrown into a role for which they were unprepared for. But there are things you can do to ease str…

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Freezers are often unsung heroes of kitchens. Too often foods enter a freezer only to be forgotten before being exhumed from blocks of ice and discarded months later. But putting the freezer to better use can improve the way people eat and add to the flavor of the foods they enjoy.

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Lean protein is essential for building and maintaining both muscle and bone.  Without enough protein, your body struggles to maintain its immune system and muscles. It is also important for strength and function.  A deficiency in protein increases risk of infections, pressure sores, falls, b…

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As we age, so does our bank account. Retirement incomes often require some financial belt tightening, but you don’t have to sacrifice your quality of life. Most people are aware of senior discounts, but did you know there are plenty of free goods and services for the over 55 crowd?

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Remember when you could start a conversation with the grandparent generation by asking, “how many grandchildren do you have?”   That’s not the question these days.  Breaking the ice in the 21st century usually starts with “how far away do your grandchildren live?”

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Branson, Missouri is known for its senior-friendly attractions, stunning scenery and many theaters. In fact, Branson is nicknamed the “Live Music Show Capital of the World.” And it’s quickly becoming a top vacation destination for the over 50 crowd.

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Pepper spray is an efficient self-defense companion for single women, the elderly, the threatened or anyone who is exposed and vulnerable.   It is a compound made from Oleoresin of Capsicum (OC), an active element of chili peppers.  When combined with water and pressurized, the mixture can b…

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Twisting and shouting! Remember those days when you danced the night away or tried out the latest moves with friends after school?  What was good fun then is also a great way to burn calories, keep in shape and eliminate stress.

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In recognition of the potential problems seniors face when natural disasters strike, the American Red Cross offers the following tips to seniors and their families so aging men and women can make it through such situations safe and sound.