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Read article: Illinois Extension FCS professionals help area residents to live well
Illinois Extension FCS professionals help area residents to live well
Health is a lot more than how one looks and feels. Conversations about health should include all eight dimensions or areas of wellness—that is mental...
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Read article: Do you have heart disease?
Do you have heart disease?
When teaching classes on heart-healthy living, I commonly ask by show of hands, who has heart disease? Interstingingly, not everyone raises their...
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Read article: Celebrate love and prevent heart disease
Celebrate love and prevent heart disease
February is not only the shortest month of the year but is also considered the month of love by many. Whether you express that love by fostering...
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Read article: Decluttering Your Life
Decluttering Your Life
Does the clutter in your house cause you stress? Is the clutter a cause for conflict with other family members? Do you want less clutter but you are...
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Read article: How to manage the winter blues
How to manage the winter blues
Winter is upon us and those longer hours of darkness coupled with the colder temperatures can make many people experience those “winter blues.” I...
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Read article: Winter: Hibernation or adaptation
Winter: Hibernation or adaptation
I once heard a succinct description of natural process as “everything points towards winter”. As a Midwesterner not so fond of cold, my immediate...
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Read article: Prevent falls this winter
Prevent falls this winter
Winter signals the changing of yet another season. As the temperatures drop and snow blankets the landscape, snow and cold weather lovers embrace all...
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Read article: Manage holiday stress
Manage holiday stress
With the anticipation of the holidays, there can also be that feeling of dread – how are you going to get everything done on an already busy schedule...

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Senior program addresses social connectiveness
MARION, Ill. – Research increasingly shows that social isolation and loneliness can deeply impact the quality of life, especially for older adults. And some studies show that more than 20% of adults in the United States identify as lonely, isolated, or both. Join Family Life Educator ...