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In a few weeks, your kids will be back in school and the entire household will be establishing new routines. Mealtimes, snacks, family time and bedtimes will be an adjustment. And there is one essential key that could help unlock all of the transitions.

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During Physical Fitness Task Force meetings we sometimes discuss new things that we might do to attract new walkers to come out and join our walks, runs and hikes. Some of our ideas are about advertising. But many are about motivating —sometimes we think of prizes or food or fun things to do…

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After calcium, silica is the seventh most prevalent element in human tissue. Research done in the early seventies at the UCLA School of Public Health indicated silica was necessary for normal bone development. When laboratory mice were fed a silica-deficient diet, depressed growth and bone d…

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On Aug. 10, the Feel Your Boobies Foundation will host its Fifth Annual Bras Across the Bridge event on City Island, Harrisburg. The Bras Across the Bridge is a fun event hosted by the Feel Your Boobies Foundation and is the main source of funding to support the foundation’s educational prog…

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A few days ago I received the news that a friend at the age of 68 had died. Our lives met and intertwined a few years back. Like much of life we both had different journeys and with the passage of time we would stay in touch via email. Even with the distance of space and time it was sad news.

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I recently saw an article that shared the per workout cost of 10 average Americans. The cost ranged from $18 per workout at the high end down to $0.06 per workout. The person at six cents was doing yoga at home using free on-line workouts and she walked every day. Most people were spending i…

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Individuals interested in learning more about how healthy living habits can benefit the brain and body are encouraged to participate in a workshop offered by Penn State Extension from 1-2 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Old Friends at New Oxford, located at 500 N Bolton St.

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People understand cars. If they want to keep one a long time they know that in order to get a couple of hundred thousand miles on the odometer they’re going to have to take good care of the internal components like the engine, transmission, etc. They need to change the oil and other fluids a…

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As an avid bike rider, I get in conversations from time to time about the relationship between bike riders and “car people.” It doesn’t take long to get into a conversation with a car person when you tell someone about a dangerous encounter you, the bike rider, had recently with a car, truck…