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(Family Features) When the cold of winter settles in, it can bring a wide range of problems – especially for individuals who wear glasses.
(BPT) - Diabetes can affect many aspects of a person’s health, such as increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke or serious kidney damage. However, many people may not realize that diabetes can also damage the eyes.
(BPT) - Any time is a great time for families to talk to their children about giving back and helping those who are less fortunate. Whether you're celebrating a holiday, special occasion, or still haven’t figured out your 2015 resolution, make giving back part of the conversation - from making financial donations to volunteering time and energy, giving can be easy and enjoyable.
Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 donated two tandem bikes valued at $3,000 to the Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center of the Tucson VA medical facility. The presentation was made at a luncheon hosted by the Lodge for 17 disabled veterans and five staff members. Catalina Mountain and San Manuel lodges sold raffle tickets for a gift generously donated by Catalina Marina to help raise funds to purchase the bikes at a discount from Trek Bicycles of Tucson – Oro Valley.
On Nov. 12, SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) distributed $4,500 in food gift cards for Army, Air Force and Navy/Marine active military/veterans and their families for the holidays. The Air Force National Guard received the donation and will distribute to the other organizations. The photo was taken at the Air National Guard grounds. A special thanks goes to Joe Voisine for collecting thousands of dollars toward this effort.
The Arizona Highway Patrol Association (AHPA) wants to ensure all families make it to and from their holiday destinations safely. AHPA offers these reminders for your family this Thanksgiving.
(BPT) - When Monique Wright-Williams lost her mother to diabetes-related complications, she became determined not to follow the same path.
(NAPSI)—Many teens aren’t driving the safest cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Here are some dos and don’ts to help put your teen in the safest ride possible:
(BPT) - S. Epatha Merkerson is well-known for her award-winning roles on the stage and screen. But what you may not know is that she is one of the 4.9 million African-American adults living with diabetes - that’s nearly 20 percent of the adult African-American population.
(BPT) - Do you know how to control your blood sugar? If you are one of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, learning the basics is a great first step to help you manage your condition.
(BPT) - What do you and your favorite professional athlete have in common? You both use your eye sight each day to live life to the fullest.
(Family Features) Although a lack of confidence while driving at night is most commonly associated with older drivers, new survey results reveal that drivers as young as 40 feel uncomfortable driving in dark, nighttime conditions. This time of year, when darkness falls earlier, means more low-light driving time for drivers of all ages, so it’s important to understand the factors that contribute to this discomfort, including one surprising culprit — your nutritional intake.
(BPT) - Shorter days, colder weather, icy roads, and less sunshine – winter can be a serious downer. It’s not just in your head, either; 14 percent of Americans suffer from the winter blues and 6 percent have the more serious form of doldrums known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), according to research published in the journal Psychiatry.
The Holidays are fast approaching. It’s that time of the year that many spend enjoying family, friends, feasting and all the joys of the season. It is also a time of reflection and giving thanks for all, including freedom. This is the freedom that is protected by those brave men and women of our various military branches. Each and every one of whom, when they signed up, wrote a blank check made payable to America, for an amount up to and including their lives.
In her article “Are you good to go” (Explorer 10/8/14), Editor Thelma Grimes raises the issue of whether today’s kids are able to have a meaningful, face-to-face conversation. And, if not, whose fault is that?
Recently, watching the (Congressional District 2) debate, I saw Ron Barber stammer and stumble when the moderator asked whether he had actually replied, “No,” to a reporter’s question of whether there was a short-term threat to the A-10 and to (Davis Monthan Air Force Base). He had said so, of course. And there was, and still is, such a threat. That’s because the Air Force has been forced to decide how to maintain its overall defense capability in the face of reckless spending reductions.
(BPT) - Whether snuggling in for the night or just trying to catch a few quick winks, your environment plays an important role in determining if you’re counting sheep or counting Zzzs. From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis.
The annual Blues Heritage Festival is Sunday, Oct. 19 at Rillito Park Racetrack infield at 4502 N. 1st Avenue near River Road from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live music will be playing all day in an outdoor family friendly environment. Children 18 and under are free, advance tickets available at all Bookman’s locations and through Paypal at http://azblues.org for $8, $10 at the gate. This year our motto is “Blues for Pink” and will donate a portion of our proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and 80% of all funds donated in Tucson stay in Tucson to help survivors and families.
(Family Features) If you're like many Americans, when it comes to your regular healthcare regimen, your eyes get overlooked. In fact, you may only pay attention to your eye health when something goes wrong. Actually, preventive and routine eye care should be a top priority.
In her recent opinion column to The Explorer, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson failed to address the accomplishments of her almost 20 year tenure as a Pima County Supervisor. Meanwhile, she suggested the condition of our roads is the fault of a Supervisor in office less than 2 years. While this clearly demonstrates Bronson’s unwillingness to take responsibility, the board majority’s lack of vision and urgency regarding road repairs for the past two decades is certainly no secret to the rest of us.
(NAPSI)—When many children, teenagers and even adults think about “who” or “what” they want to be for Halloween, a number of them are tempted to complete their look with decorative contact lenses bought without a prescription.
One of the primary allures of the Tucson climate is the seemingly endless amount of outdoor entertainment that can take place nearly year round. Games of golf, family picnics, hiking expeditions, and films underneath the stars have become community favorites in years past, but one local theater group is quietly bringing a much more educational twist to the list.
(BPT) - How much do you spend on utilities? Are you looking for ways to save? A typical American household spends about $2,100 on energy bills each year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Most of that expense comes from a home’s energy use during the winter heating season. But a quick home checkup can help you can reduce these costs, prepare for winter and enjoy energy savings.