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With a skilled, mature and coachable volleyball team, the Nighthawks are coming into this season with all the necessary tools, but the question remains as to whether this is the team that will bring home Ironwood Ridge’s first state title.
It’s been a heck-of-a-summer. Campaigning for re-election to the town council again put me in close touch with folks whose doorbells I poked and whose small dogs became extremely alarmed. One little older woman said she’d vote for me just for coming to her door in the heat.
The smell of Brats and the sound of Bavarian music are in the air and the Marana Oktoberfest is here. The official start of this three-day event is Friday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at Breakers Water Park. The festival continues through the weekend, opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The cost of admission to Oktoberfest is less then a regular admission, you get much more and you can help out a good cause.
(Family Features) A day in the classroom, playing out on the field after school, and completing homework at night requires the right foods to fuel such activities. But unhealthy choices lurk around every corner, making the task of getting kids to eat a balanced and healthful diet a daunting one.
(Family Features) Soon, parking lots of colleges, high schools and professional stadiums across the nation will be filled with fans gearing up for another sporting season - and the tailgating celebrations that go hand-in-hand.
(Family Features) Date night doesn't have to require reservations at an overpriced restaurant or an over-the-top production. You can easily turn your own home into the perfect romantic setting for a special night you both deserve.
(StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
A write-in candidate has never been elected governor of Arizona, and the odds are long that one ever will be. But don’t tell J. Johnson that.
(NAPSI)—It’s a fact: as men age, their bodies produce less testosterone. However, some men, whose bodies make very little or no testosterone, could have a condition called hypogonadism. The effects of hypogonadism and “Low T” could be a game changer for some men.
(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids aren’t getting nearly enough fruits and veggies in their daily diets, but you can help yours get the nutrients they need—and like it.
(NAPSI)—Sickle cell disease involves abnormally shaped red blood cells that reduce the flow of blood inside the blood vessels. It is inherited, the same way people inherit the color of their eyes, skin and hair. In the United States, it’s estimated that sickle cell disease affects up to 100,000 people, mostly African American. And while sickle cell disease causes severe pain and other complications, with the right treatment and care, it’s possible for most people with sickle cell disease to live normal, active lives. Here’s what you need to know about sickle cell disease, the populations that are most affected, and how to best manage it and stay as healthy as possible:
(NAPSI)—Whooping cough is often thought of as a disease of the past but, unfortunately, it’s making a comeback. To provide yourself and your family with the best protection, get vaccinated against the disease.
(NAPSI)—There is mounting evidence that exercise can help to reduce the risk of certain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and arthritis. In fact, numerous studies have shown that diet and exercise can also help ward off cognitive problems and memory loss, while improving sleep and boosting mood and self-confidence.
A program located in Aspen, Colorado shows people how to use exercise and diet to slow the aging process. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—During the 2014-2015 flu season, it’s important to remember that the single best way to prevent influenza (“the flu”) is to get an annual vaccination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for everyone aged six months and older, with rare exception. As people age, the immune system weakens, even if they feel healthy and are active, which makes it harder to fight disease. As a result, adults aged 65 and older are more likely to catch the flu and experience complications.
The National Council on Aging and Judith Light encourage people 65+ to ask about their flu shot options. Watch the video at www.NCOA.org/Flu. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—For most of us, breathing is a routine action that we don't give much thought. But imagine feeling like you are suffocating every day, and you can never seem to get enough air. This is what daily life is like for the 50,000 to 70,000 people1 in the United States who are living with a fatal lung disease2 called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). While people with IPF may appear healthy, inside their lungs are deteriorating irreversibly—and they are losing the ability to breathe.
(NAPSI)—Good news for homeowners trying to choose among beauty, function and responsible sourcing when it comes to flooring: As famed architect and designer Vern Yip points out, you can now get all three-with cork. A longtime champion of sustainable design, the HGTV star is constantly looking for eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal that can adapt to just about any taste.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to home decor, leading designers say it’s all about style fusion and natural materials. Also in are recycling and retro decor ideas, says HGTV star Vern Yip, a champion of eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal.
(NAPSI)—Parents who hope to provide their children with a college education may feel overwhelmed by the cost of higher education and reports have stated that only about half those who start college graduate. But rather than giving up, they may want to investigate further, because beneath the headlines lies a more complex reality. What’s more, parents who start saving early—and strategically—can amass a sizable college fund without busting the family budget.
Voters will decide in the November election whether or not to approve a $22.34 million bond to fund upgrades for the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).
Regular meditation has proven benefits for your brain, which in turn can sharpen your memory, boost your mood, and even make you more compassionate toward others. That’s right: the act of sitting quietly for a period of time and focusing on your breath or a mantra or image can have a positive physical impact on your brain.
The age of technology can be a scary one. While it seems, on the surface, being able to share, store and access your personal information, financial records, videos, and photos from nearly any internet-capable device is a huge convenience for people, it also comes at a price.