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Healthy living workshops to focus on chronic conditions Sept. 12, Oct. 9

Beebe Healthcare and the Delaware Division of Public Health are teaming up to host a series of healthy living workshops aimed to provide education and resources for those living with chronic conditions.

The 6-week workshop series will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays starting Sept. 12, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. To register, go to

Another 6-week series will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays starting Oct. 9 at CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. To register, go to

The program is ideal for those living with anxiety, asthma, high blood pressure, COPD, depression, weight issues, emphysema, heart or kidney disease, and other physical and mental conditions.

The workshops will teach participants how to prevent or delay health complications; deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; perform appropriate exercises to maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance; communicate effectively with health professionals and others; and understand the value of nutrition for optimal health.

For more information, call Beebe Population Health at 302-645-3337.

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

This story is part of our weekly Progress section for the month of September. This week focuses on health and wellness. For more Progress stories, check out today’s B section.

CLINTON — If you eat right, exercise, and live an overall healthy lifestyle, you might not end up at the Mercy Medical Center cardiac rehabilitation department. However, if you do find yourself there, faces like Amy Alton-Stonebrook and Laura Norman will be there to help you out.

Featuring the latest workout and rehab equipment, the wing of Mercy Medical Center Clinton – North is home to a top-notch staff offering services to patients living with cardiac conditions.

Whether recovering from a heart attack, living with diabetes, or other heart diseases, the cardiac rehab center at Mercy aims to get patients back on their feet and back to daily life.

“We’re really working on risk factor modification, and reducing the risk of heart disease through physical exercise,” Alton-Stonebrook said of the department. “We have our patients exercise and then we stress the importance of that, and obviously making good life choices as well.”

Alton-Stonebrook and Norman oversee patient status throughout a session, monitoring things such as blood pressure and heart rate, all while the patient is using one of the various exercise machines the department has to offer.

Each patient’s regimen is different, Norman said, what works for some may not work for others. After all, the department sees patients ranging in age from the 30s to the 90s. That’s the job of the department staff, to find out just how much a patients heart can withstand.

But once a regimen has been completed, the job falls on the patient.

“After our work is done, then it’s about holding people accountable for continuing to make healthy choices,” Norman said. “Once they’re done with us, we don’t really have the manpower to check in on every person and make sure they’re sticking with it. Continuing to exercise, and healthy eating, that’s now on you to keep going.”

The department does see return patients. Though the staff may enjoy seeing familiar faces, they do wish it was under different circumstances. Alton-Stonebrook joked, “We’re hoping our field goes out of business sometime.”

The group has picked up some fans along the way as well, as they attempt to deliver the best possible cardiac rehab services in the area.

“Am I a cheerleader for everyone here? Yes. I’ve been through it,” former Clinton Fire Chief Russ Luckritz said in February 2017. “I know what they do, and I know that I don’t want to have to go through it again. But if I do, I want to come here.”

Among the cardiac rehab department and countless other services, the Mercy North campus is also now featuring an expanded long-term living service. It was announced earlier in the year that long-term living care at the organization’s Clinton South campus would be consolidating to the North facility.

Approximately 60 residents were relocated, with hopes at the North campus to accommodate up to 86 individuals in the future. The transition was difficult, but Mercy officials recently ensured that it went as smoothly as possible for their patients.

“While it was a difficult time for all of us, we have been very pleased with how the transition to Mercy Living Center North went,” said Julie Eggers, Administrator of Mercy Living Center – North. “We continue to put our residents at the center of all that we do every day.”

The Mercy Living Center – South location at 638 S. Bluff Blvd will continue housing dialysis, home medical equipment, wound care, therapy services and offices, but the long-term living center of the hospital will be consolidated to the Mercy North campus. According to a previous press release, the merger occurred because of ongoing industry challenges, including a decline in admissions and area population.

The South campus at 638 S. Bluff Blvd., previously known as Bluff Terrace Intermediate Care Facility, was added to Mercy Medical Center in 1977. Executive Director of the Mercy Healthcare Foundation and Marketing Julie Dunn said Mercy is committed to providing support following this change — the elimination of the use for the third, fourth and fifth floors of the Mercy South Campus.

At the time of the announcement in late May, Dunn foreshadowed Eggers’ report of a successful transition process.

“We are currently working one on one with residents and their families to review options and provide assistance during this transition,” Dunn reported.

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Healthy Living: Avoiding Car Accidents

Every year, 37,000 people in the U.S. die in car accidents and an additional two million are injured or disabled, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel.

In Healthy Living, Katie Boomgaard explains how you can avoid being a statistic.



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Healthy Living: Myophia Glasses

By the year 2050, 5 billion people will have myopia, or nearsightedness, according to the Journal of Ophthalmology.

Part of the problem could be kids and too much screen time.

In Healthy Living, see how a researcher at the University of Washington has developed glasses to counteract excessive eye growth, which leads to myopia. 

Kids who wore the glasses in the last trial showed 70 percent slower progression than those in a control group.

In the next few months, Neitz plans to start a much bigger trial for kids between six and 14.



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Healthy Living: Doctors say put down the phone on the walk to school

It’s against the law to use your cell phone when driving in Washington, but doctors say we need to take that a step further.  Now, they’re asking parents and kids to put down the phone on the walk to school too.

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Running for healthy living & to build camaraderie

At asset managers Lion Global Investors (LGI), the financial numbers are only one half of the equation.

Equally important is how those figures are used to meet the individual needs of the company’s clients.

So it goes for the LGI staff who have signed up together for Sept 23′s The Straits Times Run.

The registration database will only show that there are 31 of them, not the individual reasons each has for running.

For finance head Hazel Lee, running was something she took up only after her second child turned one three years ago. She had not been in the habit of exercising regularly before but has since incorporated running, yoga and aerobic workouts into her weekly routine.

“I try to keep my energy level high so I can keep pace with my kids,” said Lee, 38, whose son is seven years old and daughter, four.

“I’ve also started learning table tennis with my boy but, because our standard isn’t very high, we often spend as much time picking up the ball from the floor as playing.”

Lee has signed up for the 18.45km category, with part of her preparation coming from weekly runs with an informal running group at LGI, the official fund house of the event.

The group is spearheaded by the efforts of fund manager Kwok Kum Bo. The 56-year-old began running regularly only after turning 40 but has since gone on to complete four marathons.

“For the half-marathons, there have been so many that I’ve lost count. One thing I haven’t yet done is an overseas marathon. I am thinking of going for the Gold Coast or Tokyo ones,” said Kwok, who is also running 18.45km.


  • Go to the ST Run festival’s information booth from Sept 20 to 22 at the OCBC Arena, Hall 1 (10am to 8.30pm). There are three categories:
    5KM: $50/loyal runner rate: $38
    10KM: $60/$48
    18.45KM: $70/$58

LGI’s chief marketing officer Lim Shyong Piau will be flagging off the ST Run’s 5km category outside the Singapore Sports Hub on race day.

He said: “We encourage staff to go for such events because we believe in healthy living at LGI and a group activity like running helps build camaraderie.”

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Healthy Living classes offered in Crook County

Healthy Living classes offered in Crook County

PRINEVILLE, Ore. – The Crook County Health Department and other local agencies around the county are collaborating to offer a variety of classes this fall to help people in Crook County live healthier lives.


There are classes to help you cook healthy delicious foods, build strength and balance, manage pain of arthritis, prevent diabetes, and more:



SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 – Kylie Loving – Crook County Health Department – 541-447-3260


This program is designed for people who have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

Participants learn skills to make lifestyle changes and set goals to lose weight and increase physical activity. The group setting provides social support and accountability for individuals over the course of one year with guidance from a trained lifestyle coach. Take your own risk assessment at



SEPTEMBER 17-OCTOBER 31 – Sandra Boley – 541-447-6228


This program was developed by OSU to reduce fractures and falls through strength and balance exercises. A trained instructor for OSU Extension services will teach it. Class can accommodate fitness levels from beginner to intermediate.



SEPTEMBER 11-OCTOBER 18 – Michelle – Mosaic Medical – 541-233-9868


Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six-week program has been proven to help. Participants reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis; increase balance, strength and walking pace; build confidence in their ability to be physically active; and improve overall health.



OCTOBER 9 – NOVOVEMBER 13, 2018 – Crystal Sully – Living Well Central Oregon – 541-322-7430


This six-week workshop helps participants to improve the management of their diabetes. Leaders of the

workshop follow the Stanford developed Diabetes Self-Management curriculum. Participants will learn

techniques to deal with symptoms, appropriate exercises, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, and how to work more effectively with their health care team.



SEPTEMBER 19 – OCTOBER 24 – Meiko Lunetta – High Desert Food and Farm Alliance – 541-390-3572


Cooking Matters is a 7-week long FREE Cooking Course for adults that are SNAP eligible. The class meets once a week for 2 hours. Each week participants learn new cooking skills and after each class, they go home with a bag of free groceries to practice with at home. This is a great class for individuals or families looking to eat healthier or learn new skills. Must be 18 years or older to attend.



OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 7 – Mosaic Medical Prineville – 541-383-3005


This class is taught by nutritionists from OSU extension.  Participants learn how to plan meals and write shopping lists to save money and time. They learn how to choose foods that are the most nutritious and will fit in their budget. You do not have to be a Mosaic Medical patient to participate.


For more information, please contact:

Kylie Loving – Crook County Health Department

Health Educator

541-447-3260 ext. 133

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Healthy Living: Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Every 65 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s. Right now there is no known cure or way to prevent the disease, but there are hundreds of studies happening in labs all over the world working to change that- including right here in San Diego.

So what is a clinical trial and what’s it like to be in one? Dr. Rema Raman, from the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute at USC, and Ed Noonan, a clinical study participant from Coronado, joined us in-studio for today’s Healthy Living.

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HEALTHY LIVING: 5 things to know about Rise Yoga at Muddy Roots Farm in Wallingford – Meriden Record

WALLINGFORD – Outdoor yoga offers the opportunity to get outside the studio and connect to nature while practicing stress reducing techniques.

Here are five things to know about yoga at Muddy Roots Farm in Wallingford from farm owner Kirsten Marra and Rise Yoga owner and instructor Kelsey Sperl.

Health benefits

The main health benefit of outdoor yoga is decreasing stress. Sperl said the environment is a way to disconnect from modern distractions and routines.

“I think just getting back and closer to nature allows you to get closer to yourself; we’re so far removed from that in most of our days,” she said. “It’s really hard to stress out when you’re in nature.”

The farm

Muddy Roots Farm, off Northford Road, has been operating for three years on family land.

Marra said the crop operation is less than a half acre. The farm has chickens, turkeys, horses and pigs.

The primary mission of the farm is to feed the community and give them “honest, transparent food.” The farm has been collaborating with Rise Yoga to help bring the community closer to nature.

Inside versus outside yoga

Sperl said doing yoga outside to connect to nature.

Connecting to the body is also significant and can be done easier away from technology and artificial light.

Fresh air and natural outdoor sounds help participants keep their focus and unwind from daily stress.

The experience

Rise Yoga previously held a yoga event at Muddy Roots Farm in April.

The class, which lasts about an hour, is set out in the field away from the road and other distractions. Participants can bring yoga mats or simply practice right on the grass. 

Sperl said the experience can be enhanced by doing yoga barefoot. 

“Feeling the Earth beneath you really allows you to feel grounded,” she said.

Get involved

The next outdoor Rise Yoga class will be at Muddy Roots Farm on Friday, Sept. 21, starting at 6 p.m., and ending at 7 p.m., just after sunset. Participants should arrive at least 15 minutes early. It will be a rise and flow class.
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St. Luke’s FitOne race and Healthy Living Expo Sept. 20, 21, 22 – Idaho Press





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