May 28, 2015

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Exploring a Plant-Based Food Plan

Despite working for 20 years in hospital administration, surrounded by healthcare, Pat Humphrey neglected his own health and trusted solely in the healthcare system to provide treatments to fix what ailed him. Like so many people, Pat found himself on a slippery slope. His doctor prescribed medication to treat his blood pressure. He took pills to suppress his cholesterol. He had medicine to control his diabetes. He had a few stents. He lost weight. Then he had bypass and was told there was nothing more to be done. Pat found himself between a rock and a hard place.

Come hear from Pat who, against all odds, was able to overcome heart disease by following a plant-based eating plan created by the famous Cleveland Clinic physician, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and documented in the movie “Forks over Knives.” Pat discovered that heart disease is truly a food-borne illness. Facing a grim future, he taught himself how to use food, specifically a whole foods, plant-based diet, as medicine.

Find out how Pat turned his life around and learn how you can do the same. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Call 440-327-1866 to register. 

“How a Plant-Based Food Plan Saved My Life!”
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Pioneer Ridge by Del Webb, 9479 Saw Mill Trace (off Bender Road), North Ridgeville, OH, 44039

This event is hosted by Pioneer Ridge as a part of the North Ridgeville Heart & Sole Challenge– a community-based collaborative designed to improve the cardiovascular health and overall well-being of those who live and work in North Ridgeville by encouraging healthier lifestyles through access to physical fitness and good nutrition.

 

 

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Wedding – Wiggins

wiggins

On June 20, 2014, Sandra Provonik and Claude Wiggins Jr. exchanged wedding vows. The honorable Judge Gary C. Bennett officiated the private ceremony. Tyan Gause-Gilmore attended as matron of honor and Desmond Mitchell, brother of the groom was best man. A reception followed at Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub in Elyria, where many close friends and Read More…

100th Birthday – DeArmon

Leta DeArmon

Happy 100th birthday to Leta DeArmon, who was born Jan. 14, 1915. A century celebration was held in her honor at the Abbewood on Dec. 6, 2014, for family and friends.

January Immunization Clinics

Immunizations for adults and children are available in many Lorain County locations each month.
 
Child Immunization Clinics:
Immunizations will be available for anyone under 18 years of age at the following Lorain County locations in January 201… Read More…

Protect Yourself with Health Insurance

Health insurance may sound like a boring topic until you need it. Uninsured, sick and unaware of health insurance basics is a risky combination. Through February 15th you can sign up a 2015 Marketplace health coverage that meets your needs and fits yo… Read More…

Winter Weather

Extreme cold temperatures not only are annoying, but can be dangerous to your health and safety. Take steps now to keep safe during winter weather. 

Prevent Frostbite and Hypothermia

Frostbite is the freezing of a body part, and is most common in fingers, toes, the nose or earlobes. Hypothermia can happen when the body becomes so cold that the body’s warming system stops working. Both of these cold-related health problems can be prevented. Check out ways to keep warm and safe in extreme cold:

  • Know the wind chill. Check out the image, to the right, to know your risk of frostbite when cold temperatures and the wind are factored. 
  • Dress for the weather. Wear a hat, gloves, scarf for the face, and layer clothing for the best protection.  
  • Keep active to maintain body heat. Walk in place, jumping jacks, dance– anything to keep warm!
  • Take frequent breaks from the cold, if you must be outdoors. 

Signs of Frostbite and What to Do

  • The early signs of frostbite are pain, coldness, and red skin. 
  • Unable to “feel” or numbness
  • Skin that looks waxy, is cold, or is not a normal color (white or grey, yellow or blue)
  • ** If you have these signs, check out what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say to do.**

Signs of Hypothermia and What to Do 

  • Adults:

    • Shivering, exhaustion
    • Confusion
    • Memory loss, slurred speech
    • Tiredness
  • Infants:
    • Bright red, cold skin
    • Low energy
  • ** If someone you know has these signs, get them into a warm room and call 911 or go to a hospital.**

 

Sources: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: frostbite 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: hypothermia 

American Red Cross

 

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Project DAWN Clinic

Project DAWN presents a Narcan Clinic on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Elyria City Health District (202 Chestnut Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035). Nasal Naloxone is available for parents, partners, and all other persons inte… Read More…

Step Into 2015 at Indoor Fitness Walks

Get started on your New Year’s resolutions by heading to an indoor Lorain County Fitness Walk. Walking groups meet twice a week – on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the Lorain County Metro Parks, Splash Zone (95 West Hamilton Rd., Oberlin, OH 44074) and… Read More…

Ways to Ring in the New Year in 3…2…1…!

As 2014 comes to a close, many people think about what they would like to change in the New Year. Why not make your resolution a lifesaving one? Make the decision to travel the roads safely and help others to do so as well. The Lorain County Safe Comm… Read More…

Maintain Don’t Gain this Holiday Season with United We Sweat

The holiday season is here and now is the time to maintain your health. United We Sweat partners are making this easier for Lorain County residents with six low and no-cost fitness classes this December. 
Check out the December schedule and use t… Read More…