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Help save trauma patient lives by giving blood

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By The American Red Cross During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital […]

What’s hot and trending now

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Get Fit, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Erica Moe  If you find yourself running the same two-mile route in your neighborhood repeatedly, hiking Cowles Mountain for the 99th time, or feeling like your stationary cycle is going nowhere, literally, here is the answer: The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Top Trends for 2017. Now you can spice up your regimen […]

Physiotherapy for dogs

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis When I first started my pet sitting business, I had the opportunity and privilege of doing some volunteer work with Trish Penick, a physical therapist with special training to work with animals. Trish worked her magic in a heated pool and provided swimming, an underwater treadmill, as well as various other forms of […]

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Features, News, Pets, Top Stories | No Comments

By Sari Reis

It is unconscionable that anyone would intentionally or inadvertently hurt or abuse an innocent animal, but because it is so prevalent, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has designated the month of April as Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month with the hope of raising awareness.

Animal cruelty, according to the ASPCA is defined as “acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals.”

Take a stand

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Featured, Get Fit, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Erica Moe | Get Fit Are you reading this sitting down? Statistics show that you probably are. Sitting has been equated to the new smoking. It is so harmful that your workout this morning may not make up for a day spent sitting. Seriously.

Leipzig

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe The cosmopolitan city of Germany Located in the East German state of Saxony at the confluence of three rivers, Leipzig has always been a historically important city. Many notable figures have lived here, and its citizens were instrumental in bringing about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

Is your cat in pain?

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis In a study done at Texas A&M, it was discovered that 90 percent of cats over the age of 10 had x-ray evidence of painful arthritis and their owners had no idea. Although this is disturbing, it is completely understandable as cats are well-known for hiding any signs of illness, weakness, or […]

5 things to know about integrative heart care

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Featured, Get Fit, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Leonel Sanchez Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States, taking the lives of 610,000 Americans every year. While conventional medicine can offer heart patients the very latest technology in terms of medications, surgeries and interventional procedures to treat heart attacks and other acute heart […]