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Thermopolis-Hot Springs Kiwanis Health Fair health fair Cowboy up and get screened… in 2017 A
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Kiwanis Health Fair featured at TMS

Saturday 8 a.m. until noon

Saturday will be a busy day at Thermopolis Middle School as the Kiwanis Health Fair kicks off their 2017 event, starting at 8 a.m. Throughout the morning folks can visit a num- ber of health and wellness related booths both inside and outside the school and those who had their blood drawn earlier can visit with doctors

from Red Rock Family Practice about their results.

A new sponsor this year, Western Health

Screening, encourages the entire family to at- tend, as it’s never too soon to start thinking about your health. As you’re checking out the variety of booths, be sure to sign up for the many door prizes that

will be given out during the day. Between 55 and 60 booths will be set up in the gym, the commons and in the parking lot at the school that will cover everything from eye care to blood pressure checks and even a fire truck for the kiddies to check out. Health fair coordinator and past president of the Thermopolis Kiwanis, Lea Schoenewald, said people can save hundreds of dollars by taking ad-

vantage of the free screenings available at the fair.

As always, proceeds from the blood draws and

health fair go toward $1,000 scholarships to local college students. Several college freshmen receive such awards from the group. You can pick up a checklist at the screening results booth to remind you of blood pressure,

height, weight and body fat as well as nutrition- al information. Booth coordinator Pennie Anderson is particu- larly excited about a new addition from Red Rock Family Practice at this year’s event. Every hour, on the hour, members of the staff and physicians from the clinic will be doing edu- cational presentations on the stage in the middle school commons. In addition, if you were not able to get your blood drawn previously, you will be able to have it drawn at the health fair by Western Health Screening, although results will not be available that day. Exhibitors include Wyoming Otolaryngology, who will be on hand to do complete hearing checks. Rocky Mountain Oncology of Casper will be providing information on cancer care and Wyo- ming Cancer Resources of Cody and the Rocky Mountain Vein Clinic of Cody will also be in at- tendance. The vein clinic will have their ultra-sound ma- chine on site to do screenings for vein disease. Hot Springs County’s Public Health will have a booth where parents can check on their children’s immunization records. Along with the blood draws, Western Health Screening will also bring along their biometrics machine to check body mass, the glow germ will be there and DFS will have children’s activities including make-and-take crafts. One of the most interesting booths will un- doubtedly be the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s booth where you can check out their “impaired goggles” that give you the impression of what its like to drive while impaired.

Prevention Management Organization of Wyo- ming and Hot Springs County Coalition will have a booth on drug and alcohol abuse as well. You can treat yourself to a warming hand waxing at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center’s booth, always a popular stop dur- ing the fair. Children are encouraged to bring their favor- ite teddy bear, doll or other stuffed animal for its checkup at the Teddy Bear Clinic, too. New this year will be a booth from the Help Center where folks can get information on what they offer as well as info on the backpack program and People for People. Emergency Management and the Red Cross will also be in attendance. Other exhibitors include: Johna Estrada (adap- tive equipment for hearing impaired), Co-Wyo- ming National MS Society, Paintbrush Dental, Sage West Health, Vicki Powell for AFLAC, Re- lay for Life, Elecro-Meridian Imagine screening provided by Thermopolis Chiropractic and Acu- puncture, Wyoming Services for Independent Living, Community Home Health, Hot Springs Hospice, Friends of the Library, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming, H.O.P.E. Agency, Hot Springs County Recreation District, skin and mole screening by Nancy Brown of Casper Der- matology, Hot Springs County Farm Bureau, Wy- oming Pioneer Home, Wyoming Senior Citizens, Canyon Village/Hot Springs Apartments, Shopko Hometown, Hot Springs County Memorial Hospi- tal, Gottsche Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Red Dirt Master Gardeners and Wyoming Opera- tion Lifesaver.

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Thermopolis Independent Record, March 23, 2017 3a Doctors and physicians’ assistants from Red Rock Family Practice

Doctors and physicians’ assistants from Red Rock Family Practice will be on hand during the Kiwanis Health Fair to discuss blood draw screenings and provide referrals, as needed. Above, Dr. Jason Weyer goes over a screening with a health fair attendee.

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Health care options galore in the county

Early sign of alzheimer's

Spring into healthy diet and exercise

Keeping your body hydrated

Student Health Fair Friday

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Allergy season

Control your weight with a healthy lifestyle

Physical therapy

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Health care options galore in the county

Thermopolis and Hot Springs County are fortunate to have a wide variety of physicians and medical professionals to care for our families and friends. In a time when many small com- munities are forced to do without doc- tors or hospital facilities, we have a large, dedicated group of individuals with expertise and vision to take us into the future of health care. Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital is a “Critical Access” Hos- pital in Hot Springs County. HSCMH provides for its commu- nity: general and orthopedic surgery including total joint replacement, diagnostic imaging which boasts a state of the art low-dose radiation 64-slice CT scanner, digital mam- mography, nuclear medicine, a PAC system which allows relaying clear images instantly to surgeons, car- diopulmonary services, OB services, diagnostic sleep lab, pain manage- ment, chemotherapy administration, wound care and laboratory services which offers affordable “Lab Well” services without appointments every Tuesday, 7-10 a.m. In the past year,

a state of the art 1.5 tesla, 48 chan-

nel MRI machine has been added. HSCMH also provides 24/7 emer- gency room care. Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital also hosts special- ty clinics on a regular basis provid- ing cardiology, orthopedics, oncology,

urology, dermatology, surgical con- sults and ophthalmology care pro- vided by visiting specialists. The clinics are held on an almost daily basis, allowing patients to see their specialist locally rather than having to travel out of town – a con- venience, especially in the tricky win- ter months in Wyoming. With the passing of the hospital district initiative and the one per- cent special purpose sales and use excise tax in the 2016 election, staff is busy planning for the 34,000 square foot addition and renovation to the hospital. Across the street from the hospital is Red Rock Family Practice, hous- ing five local physicians: Dr. Travis Bomengen, Dr. Kevin Mahoney, Dr. Jason Weyer, Dr. Nicole Summers and Dr. Thomas Radosevich, as well as two certified physician assistants, Colleen Hanson and Ellen Reyn- olds, and family nurse practitioners, Keristyn Carrell and Jeremiah Can- non. Carrell and Cannon are primar- ily located at the Worland clinic. Expected to start sometime this fall at Red Rock is Dr. Hallie Bischoff. Adjacent to the hospital you will find Gottsche Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, a facility that has been dedicated to improving health for several decades. Services avail- able at Gottsche include physical, oc- cupational and speech therapy, along

Recognizing early signs of Alzheimer’s

Scientists are still racing to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Although there currently is no cure for Alzheim- er’s, evidence points to strategies indi-

viduals can take to help slow the onset of the disease or help prevent memory loss. Although the symptoms and onset of Alzheimer’s disease are most no- table during a person’s senior years, scientists say the neurological chang- es of Alzheimer’s actually may start much earlier on – as early as when a person is in his or her 20s. A frantic lifestyle, poor dietary choices and in- activity can contribute to Alzheimer’s over one’s lifetime. Recognizing behaviors or other hab- its that may contribute to Alzheimer’s

is the first step to making changes to

prevent the condition. Here are some facts to consider. üObesity can increase risk for Al- zheimer’s. üSmoking after the age of 65 makes a person almost 80 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. üDiabetics are twice as likely to get the disease. üGenetics are only responsible for about one-quarter of Alzheimer’s cases. Although there aren’t any magic pills or potions, there are easy things

anyone can do to reduce risk. üStop smoking and greatly reduce alcohol intake. üManage diet to control or prevent diabetes. üAvoid activities that can lead to head injuries. üEat a balanced diet, and one that limits processed foods. üEnjoy brain-friendly foods, such as those high in Omega fatty acids. üMake attempts to reduce stress. üAvoid a sedentary lifestyle and be- haviors that lead to obesity. üPrevent high cholesterol and hy- pertension. üGet plenty of sleep and restor- ative rest. üKeep the mind active with puzzles, reading and other thought-inducing activities. The Mayo Clinic reports exercise is very important to keeping Alzheimer’s at bay. In fact, it may be the most im- portant component of preventing the disease. Scientists have documented that physical activity effectively reduces the probability of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias over the duration of time. This makes exercise an essen- tial part of anyone’s lifestyle.

with counseling services. Next door to the hospital, patients can find the office of Dr. Vernon Mill- er, a well-known surgeon. Our local optometrist is Thermop- olis EyeCare owned by Dana McDer- mott, O.D. Two dentists are available at Paintbrush Dental – Dr. Leif Polson and Dr. Will Robinson. The duo can handle anything from family den- tistry to wisdom tooth extractions under sedation, as well as implants and hospital procedures. Chiropractic services are at your disposal with two practices in the county. Jeffrey Myers, D.C., oper- ates Myers Chiropractic, and Dr. Bill Hayes, D.C. has Thermopolis Chiro- practic and Acupuncture Clinic. Health in the home is available through Community Home Health Services, which can help you re- cover from surgery or illness in the comfort of your home by providing visiting nurses, CNAs, and thera- py services. They are located at 717 Broadway but cover Hot Springs and Washakie counties. Counseling and mental health ser- vices are available in Hot Springs County at HSC Counseling Services, Wisdom Tree Consultation and Coun- seling Services and Kathy Smith Neurobiofeedback. TLC Counseling provides faith-based mental health and substance abuse counseling.

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Thermopolis Independent Record, March 23, 2017 5a There will be a number of interactive and informative

There will be a number of interactive and informative booths during the Kiwanis Health Fair.

Spring into healthy diet and exercise

The weather is warm and the skies are blue. It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the day. It’s also a good time to think about getting healthier. Simply dropping a few pounds can boost your confidence, help you feel better physically and prevent some of the illnesses associated with obesity, such as heart disease, stroke and some cancers. So how do you get on the healthy track? Follow these tips for success. üModify your diet to include more lean pro- tein and vegetables. The goal should be to eat these foods at every meal. They’re a smart way to fill up without consuming excess calories. üKeep a food diary. A food diary can make you more aware of what you are consuming on a daily basis and where you may need to scale back. üStay hydrated. You should aim to drink the equivalent of eight glasses of water per day for optimal health. üMake exercise fun. Vary your activities and have a friend join you in your exercise routine. If exercise is fun, you’re more likely to stick with it. üIndulgences are OK once in a while. If you deprive yourself of your favorite foods all of the time, you will have a greater craving for them.

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Keeping your body hydrated

When it’s hot outside and you’ve been sweating, you get thirsty. Why? Thirst can be a sign of dehydration. Dehydration means that your

body doesn’t have enough water in it to keep it working right.

A person gets water by drink-

ing and eating. You lose water when you sweat, urinate, have di- arrhea, or throw up. You even lose a little water when you breathe. Our bodies need water to work properly. Usually, you can make up for the water you lose — like when you come in from outside and have a long, cool drink of

water.

If you don’t replace the water

your body has lost, you might start feeling sick. And if you go too long without the water you need, you can become very ill and might need to go to the hospital. Here is some important infor- mation from the Kids Health web- site, meant for people of any age:

Why Am I Dehydrated? Many times kids get dehydrat- ed when they’re playing hard and having fun. Have you ever got- ten really sweaty and red-faced when you’ve been playing? This often happens when it’s hot outside, but it can happen in- doors, too, like if you’re practic- ing basketball in a gym. Kids can also get dehydrated when they’re sick. If you have a stomach virus, you might throw up or have diarrhea, or both. On top of that, you probably don’t feel very much like eating or drinking.

If you have a sore throat, you

might find it hard to swallow food or drink. And if you have a fever, you can lose fluids because water evaporates from your skin in an attempt to cool your body down. That’s why your mom or dad tells you to drink a lot of fluids when you’re sick.

Signs of Dehydration In addition to being thirsty, here are some signs that a per- son might be dehydrated:

•feeling lightheaded, dizzy, or tired •rapid heartbeat •dry lips and mouth Another sign of dehydration is not urinating as much. Normally, urine should be a pale yellow col-

or. Dark or strong-smelling urine can be a sign of dehydration.

What to Do

If you can, try not to get dehy-

drated in the first place. If you’re going to be going outside, it’s a good idea to drink water before, during and after you play, espe- cially if it’s hot. Dehydration can happen along with heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

In addition to drinking water,

it’s smart to dress in cool clothes

and take breaks indoors or at least in the shade. If you’re sick, keep taking

small sips of drinks like water or diluted juice, even if you’re not that thirsty or hungry. Eating an ice pop is a great way to get fluids. How is an ice pop a liquid? Well, it’s basically frozen wa- ter and flavoring. The warmth in your mouth and stomach turns

it from a solid to a liquid.

Other foods, such as fruits and vegetables, contain water, too, but if your stomach is not feel- ing well you might not be ready for them.

Do I Need a Doctor? Some cases of dehydration can be handled at home. But some-

times that isn’t enough to get a kid feeling better.

A kid may need to go to the

doctor or emergency room if he or she has a heat-related illness or a virus with vomiting or diar- rhea that just won’t quit. At the hospital, the good news

is that an intravenous (IV) line can get fluids into your body fast. An IV line is a special tube (like a very thin straw) that goes right into your vein, so the liquid goes right to where your body needs

it most.

It may pinch a little when the

nurse is inserting it, but it will help you feel much better.

Thirst-Quenching Tips So do you have to drink eight glasses of water a day? No, but you do need to drink enough to satisfy your thirst, and maybe

a little extra if you’re sick or if

you’re going to be exercising. The best drink is water, of course, but milk is another great drink for kids.

water, of course, but milk is another great drink for kids. There is something for everyone

There is something for everyone at the Kiwanis Health Fair Saturday at Thermopolis Middle School.

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Health fair for students set for Friday in TMS gym

Students at Thermopolis Middle School will be having their own Health Fair on Friday morning, starting at 8 a.m. Groups of students will visit the different booths in the gym, many with interactive activities. The Thermopolis Kiwanis Club sponsors the Student Health Fair along with the Department

of Family Services and Public Health as well as the school district. Booths that will be included in the 2017 Student Health Fair include: the Department of Family Ser- vices and Youth Alternatives, Hot Springs County Extension Service, Thermopolis Volunteer Fire De- partment (smoke house), Hot Springs Counseling

Center, Paintbrush Dental, PMO of Wyoming, the Sheriff’s Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol (impaired goggles), Public Health and the Recre- ation Department. Kids should be on the lookout for “Choking Char- lie” who will be demonstrated by students from the high school who have completed their CNA training.

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The Thermopolis Middle School Health Fair includes plenty of fun and information for students .

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10a Thermopolis Independent Record, March 23, 2017 Members of the Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department will be

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Allergy season

With allergy season on the ho- rizon, many people are preparing for all the sneezes and sniffles the season typically brings. For longtime allergy sufferers, the season is one they’d prefer to avoid. However, there are several ways to prepare for allergy season and en- sure there’s more time spent having fun in the spring sun than fending off pesky allergies. üTake spring cleaning seriously. Much like allergy season, spring cleaning is a springtime rite of pas- sage for millions of families across the country. When spring cleaning, be sure to do more than just remove a winter’s worth of clutter. Molds are dormant during the winter, but often emerge at the first sign of spring. To avoid succumbing to any dust- or mold-related allergies, clean the house top to bottom, removing any dust that might have settled and solving any issues with mold that might have developed over the win- ter months. üEmphasize crisp and clean air inside the home. Who can blame the family who wants to open the win-

dows and let that refreshing spring air come pouring in? Unfortunately, that air is typi- cally accompanied by harmful al- lergens that can trigger an allergy or exacerbate one that’s already arrived. While it might be impossible to stop allergens from entering the home entirely, it’s not impossible to fight them off once they do come in. Using an air filtration system will help in your home. With crisp- er, cleaner air in the home, fami- lies are far less likely to succumb to spring allergies. üCirculate indoor air. Even if a home’s windows are open, it’s pos- sible for indoor air to stagnate on a lazy spring day. If air is stagnant, allergens can settle in and eventu- ally aggravate an existing allergy. üGet to the doctor early. Visit the doctor before the arrival of pollen and mold season. Doctors typically suggest any- thing from prescription nasal sprays to non-drowsy antihista- mines. Regardless of what’s prescribed or suggested, it’s ideal to start al- lergy medications one to two weeks before the arrival of allergy season.

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Control your weight with a healthy lifestyle

Your weight has been important since the moment you were born and that is true as you get older. These days, being overweight is more common than being underweight. In the last 30 years, a growing number of kids and teenagers have developed weight problems. Today, one out of three kids and teens between the ages of two and 19 are overweight, or obese. Many understand what it’s like to have weight problems, since two out of every three adults are overweight or obese. For kids and adults, weighing too much can lead to illnesses and health problems.

BMI Perhaps the best way to assess your weight is to use something called body mass index, or BMI. BMI is an indicator of how much body fat a per- son has, but it’s only an estimate. Because muscle weighs more than fat, it’s possible for a muscular person to have a high BMI, but that doesn’t mean he or she has too much body fat. Likewise, it’s pos- sible for someone to have a low or ideal BMI but still have too much body fat. One way to get a BMI report is during a health fair such as the event being held Saturday in Thermopolis.

Why Do People Become Overweight or Obese? Most of the time, people have too much body fat because the body gets more calories (from foods and drinks) than it burns through physical activity, such as playing soccer or walking to school. Extra calories are stored as fat. The more extra calories a person consumes, the more fat is stored. This happens very easily in modern life. People spend more time in front of TVs or computers and less time exercising. We drive instead of walking or riding bikes. Weight problems also can run in families, but don’t let that discourage you from making changes that could help you reach a healthy weight. Your habits – what kind of food and how much you eat and how much you exercise – can make a big difference.

How Can Excess Weight Hurt Your Health? It’s hard to feel good when your body has too much weight to carry. Being overweight or obese can make it harder to breathe and sleep. It can make a person feel tired and cause aches or pains. A weight problem also can make you embarrassed, sad or even angry. And when people feel bad, they may eat more because food can be comforting. This isn’t a good idea, espe- cially if someone is already overweight.

Getting help is important because weighing too much can make you sick. Overweight or obese kids have a greater chance of getting type 2 diabetes and other health problems. And later in life, they have a higher risk of getting heart disease.

How Can You Keep From Becoming Overweight? One of the best ways to stay at a healthy weight is to be active. If you don’t like team sports, try swim- ming, tennis, martial arts, or just being active in your own backyard. Jumping rope, dancing, and running around will get your heart pumping. Eating healthy is another part of staying fit. Aim to eat a variety of foods and get five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Choose water and low-fat milk over soda and other sugary drinks. When it comes to high-calorie and high-fat foods, eat them only once in a while and, when you do, have smaller portions.

Helping Others If you have a friend or relative who is overweight, remember to be kind. He or she is probably well aware of the problem. Try to be encouraging by exercising together and sharing what you know about eating healthy foods. Do that and you will both like what you see when you look into the mirror.

will both like what you see when you look into the mirror. The Teddy Bear Clinic

The Teddy Bear Clinic returns to the health fair, by popular demand. Children are encouraged to bring their teddy bears, dolls and other stuffed animals for a health check up.

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Physical therapy can aid recovery

If you’re suffering with pain you have no greater wish than to be rid of it. Physical therapy can help alleviate the effects of fractures, arthritis and any number of pain related medical conditions through the use of ex- ercise, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, traction or deep tissue massage. Many patients find physical therapy increases their range of motion, improves their balance, coordination and motor function as well as help- ing with muscle performance, all through a physician-recommended se- ries of visits. Your physical therapist will work through your doctor to create an in- dividualized program for your recovery that may consist of a few weeks of visits to long-term care. In Hot Springs County, there are choices for physical therapy, includ- ing Leila Porath at the Physical Therapy Clinic and Gottsche Rehabili- tation and Wellness Center . Porath specializes in orthopaedic therapy with an emphasis on post- surgical therapy and pain management. At Gottsche there are several on staff that are accustomed to working with patients of all ages. Gottsche has been leading the way for 60 years, and provide physical therapy, aquatic therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation rehab fitness class- es, balance training, senior programs, men's and women's wellness, and therapeutic full body massage. "Our goal is to improve the health and wellness of people throughout the Basin. We want to help people with their therapy needs. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience and continues to fur- ther their education. We want to keep leading the way by staying on top of current research and programs," stated Gottsche CEO Cheryl Shero.

and programs," stated Gottsche CEO Cheryl Shero. Leila Porath owns and operates the Physical Therapy Clinic.

Leila Porath owns and operates the Physical Therapy Clinic. She specializes in orthopaedic therapy with an emphasis on pain man- agement.

orthopaedic therapy with an emphasis on pain man- agement. Physical therapist Ryan Williams discusses therapy with

Physical therapist Ryan Williams discusses therapy with a patient at Gottsche Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

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Walk for Your Life

Expert says it’s the exercise for which your body was made

Twenty-five years ago, Leslie San- sone was teaching aerobics in the basement of a church when she no- ticed that not everyone could keep up with the fast-paced routine. To offer an achievable and fun fit- ness routine, she created the Walk at Home program. It was an imme- diate hit. Since then, Sansone has become a nationally recognized fitness ex- pert who holds more than eight fit- ness certificates. She’s committed to teaching how walking can help people get fit, stay fit and feel bet- ter about life. A married mother of three, San- sone gets how hard it can be to fit exercise into your busy life. That’s why she gladly put togeth- er the new Area Captains walking program, so that TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) members of various fitness levels could see how easy and fun it is to start and keep walking. As a bonus, the program also com- plements the Million-Mile Walking Challenge that many TOPS mem- bers have already begun. What advice would you give to someone who is out of shape

and afraid to try a new exercise program? Start walking! It’s the simplest,

safest and most sustainable way to maintain your health. Many people

beginning a diet

and exercise pro- gram overshoot

it by starting out

being too strict. That never lasts. Walking is the perfect solution, because it’s ef- fective without being over-stren- uous. Incorpo- rating activity in moderate incre- ments is the best way to achieve a lifestyle change – which is the

only way to stay fit for life. What are your top tips for getting and staying motivated? Get a buddy! Walk with a friend at

a gym or outdoors. Keep yourself ac-

countable. Keep a walking calendar:

List the number of miles you plan

to walk each day and check them off as you go. Walk early. Sometimes getting your workout in right after waking up is the best way

your workout in right after waking up is the best way Start walking! It’s the simplest,

Start walking! It’s the simplest, safest and most sustainable way to maintain your health, according to fitness expert Leslie Sansone.

your health, according to fitness expert Leslie Sansone. to start the day. It gets the blood

to start the day.

It gets the blood

flowing and helps you concentrate better at work.

Plus, it gives you

a great sense of

satisfaction that your workout is already done for the day! After some-

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weight, how can walking help keep the weight off? Weight loss

that results from lifestyle changes achieved incrementally over time is easy to maintain. You’ll naturally have an improved metabolism, you’ll be eating what you want in moderation, and you’ll

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be engaged in a moderate, steady workout routine that doesn’t feel like drudgery. It’s all just a part of a healthy lifestyle. How often do you incorporate walking into your own work- outs?

Every one of my workouts incor- porates walking as the foundation. In-home walking has been my pri- mary workout for 30 years. What is your No. 1 tip to keep

walking fun? Exercise as a group. Nothing beats a group of people with a shared purpose (and upbeat music) to keep things motivating and fun. Anything else you’d like to share with TOPS members? It is my joy to help others experi- ence the life-changing benefits of a healthy walking program. There’s no better way to get in shape and stay that way, to look and feel your best, and live well for others. Visitor are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. For more information, contact Thermopolis TOPS 215 Club mem- bers Mary Nation at 864-3990.

TOPS meeting free of charge. For more information, contact Thermopolis TOPS 215 Club mem- bers Mary
TOPS meeting free of charge. For more information, contact Thermopolis TOPS 215 Club mem- bers Mary

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Skin care: Five tips to promote healthy skin

Don’t have time for intensive skin care? Pamper yourself with the basics. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural ag- ing process and prevent various skin problems. Get started with these five no-non- sense tips from Mayo Clinic.

Protect yourself from the sun One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, agespotsandotherskinprob- lems – as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. For the most complete sun protec- tion:

Use sunscreen. Use a broad-spec- trumsunscreen. Whenyou’re outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours – or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring. Seek shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest. Wearprotectiveclothing.Coveryour skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats.

Manage stress Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin – and a healthy state of mind – take steps to manage your stress. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.

Treat your skin gently Dailycleansingandshavingcantake a toll on your skin.

To keep it gentle:

Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, andusewarm–ratherthanhot–water. Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers. Shave carefully. To protect and lu- bricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it. Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin. Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry,useamoisturizerthatfitsyourskin type. For daily use, consider a moistur- izer that contains SPF.

Eat a healthy diet A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn’t clear – but some research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and pro- cessed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.

Don’t smoke Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which de- creases blood flow. This depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin – the fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity. Ask your doctor for tips or treat- ments to help you stop smoking.

doctor for tips or treat- ments to help you stop smoking. There are plenty of booths

There are plenty of booths at the Kiwanis Health Fair to entertain young and old alike.

at the Kiwanis Health Fair to entertain young and old alike. Walking is one of the

Walking is one of the best things you can do for your health and to help maintain or lose weight. There are plenty of walking paths around Hot Springs State Park.

are plenty of walking paths around Hot Springs State Park. Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center is

Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center

is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center also specializing in Alzheimer’s Care.

Our patients are cared for with dignity, compassion and an opportunity to be active and vibrant.

We are committed to providing you peace of mind through the responsive, courteous and gentle care we provide.

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FREE, SAFE, EASY WAY TO GET RID OF MEDICATION

To get your FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation Kit Visit:

Vicklund Pharmacy, Shopko Pharmacy, Red Rock Fam- ily Practice, Dr. Vernon Miller’s Office, Paintbrush Dental Office, Hot Springs County Counseling Center, Gottsche Front Desk, H.O.P.E. Agency, Hot Springs County Memo- rial Hospital Emergency Room, Hot Springs County Senior Center, Community Home Health, Department of Family Services, Hot Springs County Public Health

Safely disposing of your unneeded medication is as easy as 1, 2, 3

disposing of your unneeded medication is as easy as 1, 2, 3 • Sealed and in-date
disposing of your unneeded medication is as easy as 1, 2, 3 • Sealed and in-date
disposing of your unneeded medication is as easy as 1, 2, 3 • Sealed and in-date
disposing of your unneeded medication is as easy as 1, 2, 3 • Sealed and in-date

• Sealed and in-date prescription and over-the-counter medications.

• Sealed and in-date creams, ointments, inhalers, patches and injectable.

• Unused medical supplies (diabetes test strips, ostomy and wound care supplies, etc.)

Donate unused medications to the Wyoming Medical Donation Program for distribution to low-income, un/underinsured Wyoming residents at

Vicklund Pharmacy • 610 South 6th Street Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM, Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM

Street Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM, Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM •

• Controlled substances (medications for pain,

sleep, anxiety and ADHD) •

• Expired Medications

• Refrigerated medications •

• Open packages

• Veternarian-prescribed medications Unsealed over-the-counter medications Vitamins

• Medical patches or creams

The MedReturn Drop Box • Joint Law Enforcement Center Lobby • 415 Arapahoe • Open 24/7

Sharps can be dropped off at the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room if they are in a certified sharps container.

Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming

Becky Mortimore Community Prevention Specialist 148 East Arapahoe, Thermopolis, WY 82443 307.864.4113 • bmortimore@pmowyo.org

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GOTTSCHE Your Destination is as Important as Your Journey Gottsche is committed to you and
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Your Destination is as
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Gottsche is committed to you and here to help you however you need it.
committed to you and here to help you however you need it. through our therapy or
through our therapy or wellness program.
through our therapy or wellness program.
you need it. through our therapy or wellness program. Whether you are recovering from an injury,

Whether you are recovering from an injury, medical procedure or just out

of shape and want to improve your health, Gottsche has you covered either

want to improve your health, Gottsche has you covered either THERAPY We are dedicated to helping
want to improve your health, Gottsche has you covered either THERAPY We are dedicated to helping

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We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their goals succeeding in rehabilitation therapy.

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CALL US AT (800) 743-0736 OR VISIT US AT GOTTSCHE.ORG