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Caring Voices on Capitol Hill Calling for Change

Caring Voices on Capitol Hill  Calling for Change By Craig Dresang, CEO, Yolo Hospice Despite the quarrelsome and divided nature of this year’s presidential election, it’s good to know that some lawmakers, on both sides of the aisle, are working together on key issues that will eventually

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Don’t Let Go: Suicide Prevention and The Elderly

Of the total number of deaths by suicide in 2014 (42,773), almost 18% or 7,693 people were 65 years of age and older. When I ask people in the community, which population of people have the highest rates of suicide, the answer is always the same:  Young

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Calmness

Calmness of Wisdom - Terry Minion - BOOM

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.— James Allen It was common in so many different parts of my life to want to be somewhere else. When I was a young boy, I wanted to be a teenager, and then while a teenager,

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Aging with Choices

By Melanie Richardson, Senior Resource Specialist Imagine living to the ripe old age of 90 and still have all of your major faculties intact.  You can still read the small print on the newspaper without a magnifying glass.  You can take your dogs for a walk to

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The Biggest Challenges to Growing Old in California

By Dane Reeves Last January Napa County had two weeks where no Skilled Nursing Home Beds were available. All the nursing homes were full. People needing rehabilitation services or nursing home care after a hospital stay, had to go to Solano, Sonoma, or Contra Costa Counties. It

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Price isn’t everything when it comes to running shoes

By Pat Sweeney Submitted By Carol Gilpin, Fleet Feet of Vacaville Previously published in the Washington Post I couldn’t sleep last night. I found myself thinking about the article I read yesterday with the headline that blared “You’ll save A LOT of money buying running shoes online.” That

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Spring Cleansing: 7 Key Foods to Purify Your Body

Besides reminding us to clean and refresh our homes, Spring also gives us a prime opportunity to rejuvenate and cleanse our bodies. Spring represents a new beginning, a transformation from the hibernation and stillness of winter into fresh life and new energy. If we take a hint

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Chiropractic & Blood Pressure

I’ve been asked a few times if adjustments to the spine can have an effect on blood pressure. First, let me state that Chiropractors do not treat high blood pressure. When a patient comes in with high blood pressure, I always suggest they go to their medical

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The Big Fat Myth: Eating for a Healthy Heart

Most of us grew up believing that foods like red meat, eggs, and bacon are detrimental to heart health; an idea so deeply ingrained in our cultural psyche that few people even question it. But is it really true? Over the past 50 years, Americans have cut

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Active Lifestyle Fitness Studio

Active Lifestyle Fitness Studio

Above the door of Active Lifestyle Studio in downtown Vacaville is a quote. “What you do today, determines the goal of life tomorrow.” The owner, Mike Story, has other quotes around the studio. Do they help you exercise or stay fit? Probably not. But, they emphasize Mike

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