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Healthy Community Healthy You – Deoderant vs Antiperspirant 

By   /  March 13, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough–Deodorants are applied to the arm pits, feet, and other body parts to prevent body odor (BO) from making its smelly presence. Their purpose is to eliminate odor and control sweat near the underarms. When a person excessively sweats, using an antiperspirant might be a consideration. The primary difference between these two sweaty […]

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By   /  March 9, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Sheila: For weight loss, is it better to count calories macros? Megan: The advantage to counting macros is that it takes into nutritional consideration the nutrients your body needs whereas calorie counting might help you eat less, but it does matter what you eat. For example a small bag of chips has the same calories […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Sunglasses – Shade for your eyes

By   /  March 5, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –We wear sunglasses to keep the bright sunshine out of our eyes. Besides this reason, many wear them as a popular accessary. The truth is that besides what brand or what style, we need to be wearing these shades. Whether the cheapest one-dollar pair or the most expensive brand in the store, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You –  Forgetful – Do you remember?

By   /  February 26, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Every day presents us with a multitude of tests for our memory, and sometimes we don’t always remember each and ever item. Forgetting something here and there is common, but when the lack of remembering persists, being forgetful becomes problematic. When there are dates, events, and tasks that were urgent, time sensitive, […]

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By   /  February 23, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Kyle: I’ve gotten into a workout routine and know that having  protein shake is a good snack and wil help with muscle gain. When is the best time to have the shake? Megan: The best time to have the shake is after the workout. The majority of protein powders are a complete protein source meaning they contain all […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You Burping – Oops Excuse Me!

By   /  February 20, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –When you eat, food enters the mouth, is swallowed, then travels down the esophagus and into the stomach. Upon arrival, the digestive system uses bacteria, acid, enzymes, and chemicals to help pull nutrients from food to be used for energy. Sometimes as you swallow, you might take in additional air. This can […]

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By   /  February 15, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Steph: I was told I have high cholesterol and put on a low dose of medication. If I’m eating right and exercising, why do I have high cholesterol?  Megan: My initial thought would be genetics. If you have a family history of high cholesterol this may be the case. Often times families have high cholesterol because their lifestyle […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Shin Splints Splintering Feeling To The Leg

By   /  February 13, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Ever go for a run and feel your shins throb and ache afterwards?? All you did was run down the driveway to move the car before the street sweeper came, but somehow this caused distress to your shins. Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) occurs when the connective tissue that attaches the […]

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By   /  February 8, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Katherine: My friends swear by fasted cardio and tell me you get better results. Is this true?  Megan: Many people think that fasted cardio is essentially doing cardio on an empty stomach. When you wake up and do cardio your body is still digesting food from your last meal from yesterday. The body enters a […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Pets – More Than Just Furry Friends

By   /  February 5, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Pets are our companions, confidants, and part of the family. They improve our lives for many different reasons. In fact, owning a pet can be beneficial to a person’s health. Here’s why:   Pets fulfill the human need to touch: Scratch and pet all you want.   Pets provide a sense of purpose; They need their owner for food […]

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By   /  February 1, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Liz: My stomach feels hard and it isn’t normal. I do eat healthy and exercise but what causes having a hard stomach?  Megan: If your stomach feels hard or almost swollen it may be from a food intolerance. There could be a number of causes such as carbonated drinks, overeating, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulosis, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Seafood – The Ocean’s Nutrition For You

By   /  January 29, 2022  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Megan Johnson McCullough — Fish is one of the healthiest foods for you. Number one is the protein, but these sea creatures are also packed with nutrients. Eating fish serves up a high-quality source of protein and believe it or not fatty types of fish are actually considered the healthiest. The higher fat fish include salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, and […]

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By   /  January 26, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Debbie: I hate when I get sick and don’t know if I should workout or not. I wouldn’t spread my germs at the gym, but is it okay to workout still if you are sick even at home?  Megan: If you have a mild common cold with no fever, it is typically okay to still […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Vertical Jump – Get up there

By   /  January 23, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –he vertical jump is a plyometric move used by many athletes and a necessary skill for specific sport’s performance. It is also a great physical movement that can be incorporated into exercise to elevate the heart rate.   Quite a few muscles work as a team to produce this action. Starting from the […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -Overeating -Ignoring Hunger Signals

By   /  January 15, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –We are all too familiar with that feeling of being stuffed. For some it’s a rare occasion, but for others each meal can present the chance to eat and eat until overeating strikes again. We might do this at the end of a long day. It’s a holiday so why not? Or maybe when […]

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By   /  January 11, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

 Christine: I’m super into tracking my workouts and I’ve got my watch with me all the time. I feel like I’m obsessed with it and my husband thinks I should just workout because the tracker isn’t even accurate. What’s your opinion on using trackers?? Megan: Personally, I’m a person who looks in the mirror and doesn’t focus […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Avocados – Green Machine Fruit

By   /  January 8, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Avocado is the main ingredient found in guacamole, a topper for salads, on a sandwich or wrap, and even in smoothies. The Hass is the most common variety in the U.S. Each serving is packed with 20 vitamins and minerals, potassium, folate, and lutein. Potassium helps control blood pressure, folate is needed for cellular repair, and lutein […]

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Traditions and Superstitions of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

By   /  December 28, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

By TR Robertson There are quite a few unusual and interesting traditions and superstitions surrounding the celebration of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day around the world. The dropping of the famous glittering ball in New York City’s Times Square rings in the New Year for many. We all choose to celebrate the New […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: Glucosamine – Joint Cushion Assistance

By   /  December 25, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Glucosamine is a compound found in our cartilage, which is the material that cushions our joints. It is naturally found in our body, but when the body might call for more, it can be taken in supplement form. When taken in supplement form, this substance is actually derived from the shells of shellfish. The […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You-Root Canal – Rescuing A Tooth

By   /  December 18, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Anyone who has had a root canal can tell you it’s a dent in the pocket, but also worth the expense to alleviate the pain or sensitivity from a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. A root canal is that final step to save a tooth or else an abscess (inflammation from bacteria) may form. The term “root […]

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