What Grandma Ate... And Why

By Carol Marra

Frances crawled out an upper window of her family’s Iowa farmhouse and onto the tin roof above the front porch; she was toting a tray of thinly sliced apples from the orchard. She placed them carefully on the tin roof to dry in the sun -- the roof was hot enough to keep the flies away. These apples would be the stars of the dried apple pudding, with whipped cream from the dairy cows, which was a staple of celebratory family dinners.

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Tips To Prevent Memory Loss As You Age

Tips To Prevent Memory Loss As You Age

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but you can take steps to keep your brain fit and flexible as you age. In fact, some experts now say that through proper diet and routine mental health exercises, you even can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease long enough to avoid experiencing the symptoms.

“The sooner you start to protect your brain against Alzheimer’s, the sooner you will notice improvement -- not only in recall and mental focus, but also in energy level, mood, general health, and sense of well-being,” says Dr. Gary Small, M.

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Managing Your Weight

Free Health Lecture in Broomfield

It’s no secret that the United States has a major weight problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 years and older are either overweight or obese. If these rates stay at that high level, Americans will face substantial health problems. Being overweight or obese increases the likelihood of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, breathing problems, some cancers, osteoarthritis and gall bladder disease.

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