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The Comeback Kid

Jim Graham Hockey

Jim Graham rediscovers his love of the game From early fall to late spring, thick layers of snow and frost blanket the northernmost parts of the world, and outdoor sports become near impossible on Canada’s frozen fields and playgrounds. It’s no wonder, then, that Canadians turn to

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Aging With Choices

Aging With Choices - Loneliness, Depression

with Melanie Richardson, Senior Resource Specialist My grandmother Georgia had a neighbor named Nadia who we rarely ever saw outside of her home, except when she would schlep out in her housecoat in the middle of the day to collect her mail.  Grandma used to say that Nadia

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Falls Are Preventable

Falls are preventable

Were you aware that 19,000 seniors will fall within the next 12 months without any form of intervention? Of those, 40% will be hospitalized and 50% will pass away from complications due to the fall, usually due to traumatic brain injury. It doesn’t have to be that

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Choosing a Medicare Plan

Choosing A Medicare Plan

Each year during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to make changes to their health and prescription drug coverage. Yet according to a 2013 survey by UnitedHealthcare, more than 60 percent say they have never shopped around to find coverage

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It’s a Dangerous World for Teeth!

It’s a Dangerous World for Teeth!

The medical and dental fields are making great advances against many, many health issues. For example, we will have a vaccine for AIDS in the near future, polio and malaria are being controlled worldwide, the cure rate for breast cancer is increasing. Unfortunately, our society is going

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Type 1 Diabetic Rides for R2D2

Type 1 Diabetic Rides for R2D2

Klaus VanBentham learned at a very young age that if he was going to live a healthy life, he better get educated, fast. Diagnosed with Type I diabetes at age 10, his German physicians bluntly told him that his health and his future – good or bad

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The Older You Get, The Healthier You’ve Been

Lessons from Centenarians

Lessons from Centenarians By Rochelle Sherlock This year will mark the 8th Annual Centenarian Commemoration in Solano County. The Centenarian Commemoration is designed to honor and pay tribute to individuals who have reached 100 years of age or older. To date, the Board of Supervisors has honored 88

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The United States of Bocce

The United States of Bocce

Bocce, a two-team game in which each player tosses a set of balls to score points and thwart competitors, has waxed and waned in popularity since around 5200 B.C. Today, according to the World Bocce League, it’s enjoying another resurgence that began around 1900 and has played

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Taking Care of Your Skin

Taking Care of Your Skin

Facials and body polishes are not just to help you “be pretty”. Nurturing the skin is a health modality in itself, especially as we age. Winter takes a toll on our skin as cold temperatures, windy weather, and low humidity all make it harder for our skin

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NorthBay Healthcare Offers Journey to Health

Registration has opened for another session of NorthBay Healthcare’s popular seven-week “Journey to Health.” The course will kick off April 24 at the VacaValley Health Plaza, Suite 290 in Vacaville. The class will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday nights, through June 5. “Journey to

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