Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

Gym membership could be what doctor ordered

Trevor Kruse gets a workout in on Friday at Diamond H. Fitness in Marion. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press

With the weather getting warmer and swimsuit season quickly approaching, many are starting to think about getting in better shape and losing some extra pounds from the winter. A place in Marion can help get you started on your health and fitness goals. Diamond H. Fitness, LLC is located on East Main Street, near the aquatic center. It's a 24 ...

Martinez family donates defibrillator to Tabor

The Martinez family (Jason, Sandra and Nathan, from left) was on the Tabor College campus Saturday to donate an automated external defibrillator in honor of Nathan’s best friend, John Lee, who died due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a largely undetected disease that is the leading cause of death in student-athletes. Submitted Photo

The tragic, unexpected death of his best friend almost a year and a half ago, prompted Tabor College freshman Nathan Martinez and his parents to do their part to keep a similar tragedy from happening here. Nathan said he met John Lee during their seventh-grade year in Grand Prairie, Texas, near Dallas. The duo connected almost immediately. “We both ...

Prairie View awarded $50k grant

Prairie View Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Tenant Based Rental Assistance grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. to help people with severe mental illness afford safe and decent housing. TBRA awards are funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships program administered by KHRC. The grant gives ...

Regular stretching improves muscles for elderly

Daily muscle stretching could bring health benefits to elderly people with reduced mobility, according to new research published this week in the Journal of Physiology. Despite the well-known beneficial effects of exercise, the proportion of elderly people participating in regular exercise programs is low, often due to the strenuous nature of exercise training. In ...

Know the signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Debbie Linder The Free Press Have you ever been so tired that you weren’t sure you would be able to get out of bed again? No matter how much sleep you get and how much caffeine you drink, you just can’t get moving? I’m sure we all have found ourselves in situations that have left us feeling that way. ...

Reye Syndrome is still a rare but serious disease

by Debbie Linder The Free Press Have you ever experienced a warning bell going off in your head? I have periodically. The most recent one was triggered by a teenage girl who was telling me about her cold symptoms. She was miserable. Unfortunately, her mother was having trouble finding medicine that she would take. Apparently, the girl ...

Three steps to reach 100 feeling youthful and healthy

What will your life be like when you turn 100? A century ago the question seemed almost flippant, a needless consideration for most people, but today it’s very real. The percentage of people living to 100 has grown almost 66 percent in the last 30 years, according to U. S. News and World Report. The MDVIP ...

Four things you can do to support heart health

On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart—literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be. A ...

Don’t neglect dental health in your later years

by Gordon Hopkins Rural Life News Service When people think about health issues, they often don’t think about their teeth. Dental health is rarely considered a priority, especially among those in rural areas where dental health care providers are not always easily accessible. Even ...

Prairie View $50,000 grant to help with housing for people with mental illness

Prairie View Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Tenant Based Rental Assistance grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. to help people with severe mental illness afford safe and decent housing. TBRA awards are funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships program administered by KHRC. The grant gives ...