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Sunday 09/10/2017
Susan Crosby: Senior fitness helps you live well and prosper

In the beginning, I called this column “The Senior Life.” I had a vision for it, based on information I’d been gathering for years, in print and through life experience. But I see now that what I really want to show is how to age gracefully, as a friend put it. So now this column will be titled “Aging Gracefully,” an aspiration for us all.

Posted: September 10, 2017
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Sunday 09/03/2017
Teri Spring: Building better bone health is vital from an early age

Osteoporosis affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 18 men over the age of 65. Half of those over 65 have osteopenia, or low bone mass.

Posted: September 03, 2017
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Saturday 09/02/2017
Susan Crosby: Lodi Community Service Center serves seniors, others

Tucked away in an area of both industrial and residential properties is the Lodi Community Service Center. It’s not a fancy building but a purposeful one — and the agency housed there has been serving its purpose to the community, which includes 11 zip codes, for 20 years.

Posted: September 02, 2017
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Tuesday 08/15/2017
Susan Crosby: A guide to the amazing Adult Day Care program

A rousing accordion rendition of “Give My Regards to Broadway” has me humming the moment I step through the doors of the Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Adult Day Care program at Hutchins Street Square.

Posted: August 15, 2017
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Sunday 08/06/2017
Timaree Hagenburger: Vacation travel is no excuse for eating unhealthy meals

Robin Withrow-Wong is a former student of mine who is earning a master’s degree in nutritional science/dietetics with the goal of becoming a registered dietitian. She is a mother of four “almost grown” children, and six years ago transitioned her family to plant-based whole foods.

Posted: August 06, 2017
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Sunday 07/30/2017
Teri Spring: Have you sampled these nutritious, delicious foods?

Though none of these foods are truly new — in fact, many have been eaten for hundreds of years — they are becoming more popular for their health benefits and many are now available at local supermarkets.

Posted: July 30, 2017
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Saturday 07/08/2017
Timaree Hagenburger: Carrot dogs are quick, healthy barbecue food

Calling all picky eaters! We have one of your own: Alexander Soto is an 8-year-old, self-identified picky eater.

Posted: July 08, 2017
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Wednesday 06/07/2017
Russ Hayward: Crisis communication

The audio recording came to an abrupt end. We sat in stunned silence, not know what to think or what to say.

Posted: June 07, 2017
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Sunday 06/04/2017
Timaree Hagenburger: Lent inspires student to ‘kickstart’ healthy eating habits

“I am not overweight or unhealthy” is a common excuse cited by many of my nutrition students at the beginning of the semester, including Bradley Correia, who grew up in Rio Vista. By taking action and making simple choices, Brad began to reap benefits that he never anticipated. In his own words:

Posted: June 04, 2017
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Monday 05/29/2017
Teri Spring: May is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis — and one of the most preventable, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Posted: May 29, 2017
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Tuesday 05/02/2017
Russ Hayward: Healthy leadership is important for nonprofits

Recently, Fortune magazine named the “world’s greatest leader.” Upon hearing that he had beat out Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Pope Francis for that distinction, Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the World Champion Chicago Cubs, said this: “I can’t even get my dog to stop peeing in the house. That is ridiculous.”

Posted: May 02, 2017
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Monday 04/10/2017
Teri Spring: Muscle cramps and mineral deficiencies

We’ve all had them — those muscle cramps that develop in the leg muscles, particularly the calf. Besides a sudden, sharp pain, you may even feel a lump of muscle tissue beneath your skin.

Posted: April 10, 2017
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Sunday 03/12/2017
Get your fill of tasty Irish food this St. Patrick’s Day

Even if you’re not Irish, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying some traditional Irish food this Friday. From a healthier version of the famed green shakes to more traditional colcannon, here are some recipes to get you started.

Posted: March 12, 2017
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Saturday 03/11/2017
Teri Spring: Put your best fork forward

March is National Nutrition Month from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the slogan for 2017. The message is intended to remind us all that each of us holds the tools to make healthier food choices.

Posted: March 11, 2017
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Sunday 03/05/2017
How to save money while making smart produce choices

So, I hear that you began turning the “It’s too expensive to eat well” excuse on its head, after flying through those actions from Part 1 of this article. You even had a little fun with the Ps — plan, prep and package.

Posted: March 05, 2017
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Sunday 02/26/2017
Nutritious meals don't have to be expensive

We’re moving together throughout 2017, from “Excuse-itarians” to “Do-ers”! One down — last month’s article tackled the “No time to exercise” excuse — and 11 to go.

Posted: February 26, 2017
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Sunday 02/12/2017
Try these nutrition tips to help boost your immune system and avoid illness

Our immune system is responsible for fighting foreign invaders to the body such as bacteria and viruses, and also for destroying cells within the body when they become cancerous. When we have a strong immune system, we are less likely to be affected by the daily exposures to pathogenic bacteria and carcinogens in the air, food, water — much of which can’t be avoided.

Posted: February 12, 2017
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Make your back-to-school meals count, nutritionally

From kindergarten to college, those of us with children are facing a busier season of getting back to school and the schedule that follows. 

Posted: August 12, 2015
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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Klinker Brick teams up with two local women for two new wine releases

Klinker Brick Winery owner Steve Felten has recently aligned his farming operations with two of Lodi’s more determined women-growers: Jean Rauser, the owner of Rauser Vineyard in the Victor area, east of the town of Lodi; and Antoinette Celle, owner of Celle Vineyard located at the southernmost edge of the Lodi Viticultural Area, near Linden.

Posted: June 23, 2015
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Monday 06/22/2015
What does the graduation rate mean?

Jennifer: I enjoyed your recent article concerning local high school graduation rates. It is fun to see the comparisons from year to year and school to school.

Posted: June 22, 2015
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