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How to prepare for your first bicycle ride of the season

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 9, 2019 9:36:38 AM

As the weather improves, you may be thinking about getting your bicycle out of storage for the first ride of the season. Whether you ride solo, with a group of friends, or with your family, it’s always nice to get back in the saddle. However, before doing so, it’s probably best to plan and ease into a new bicycling season. Not preparing for your ride ahead of time can lead to frustration and injury.

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Common winter injuries and tips to avoid them

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 22, 2019 11:55:54 AM

During the winter months, Mother Nature can stir up a variety of weather conditions. Howling winds, drifting snow, and freezing rain make travel, exercise, and day-to-day living difficult.

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Solutions for an Inclusive Home

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There is a lot we can do to ensure our family’s health and safety. In our daily lives, we can encourage healthy habits and identify potential safety hazards to avoid. Looking toward the future, we can seek home, vehicle, and life insurance in case of an emergency. While there are so many situations we can -- and do -- prepare for, there are plenty we overlook. A sudden disability, for example, is an occurrence that families rarely plan for, and it can be emotionally and financially overwhelming. It’s important to understand all that’s involved when a family member is disabled after an accident or is diagnosed with a physical impairment.

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Kill seasonal influenza (flu) in your home with these cleaning tips

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 27, 2018 9:28:57 AM

This year’s flu season has grabbed our attention. Hospitalization for people infected with the flu has increased for the first time since 2013. In addition, there have been numerous reports of healthy people dying from complications with the flu.

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Sneezes, Coughs and Sniffles oh my! [Infographic]

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 16, 2018 12:19:50 PM

Whether at work, the grocery store, or school, it’s very common to hear sounds of the season. Unfortunately, I’m referring to sneezes, coughs, and sniffles.

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Five Reasons Why Swim Lessons are Great for Kids

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Being a parent, running from activity to activity with your children can be taxing on everyone. But more than any other activity, the benefits of enrolling your children in swimming lessons cannot be overlooked. Not only do swimming lessons provide a lifesaving set of skills, it’s surprisingly good for the body and the brain.

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Choosing the right wheelchair ramp for your home

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 27, 2015 11:08:20 AM

As our parents get older, we become more involved in their care. Some of the help we provide is simple, like helping them pay their bills or taking them to a doctor’s visit. Other health needs may be more demanding physically, financially, and emotionally.

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Eight tips to enjoy fall without suffering from fall allergies

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Fall is officially here and the days are definitely getting shorter. If you’re like me, you’re trying to savor the remaining warm days as much as possible. If you’re also like me, however, fall allergies can make it difficult to enjoy this time of year.

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7 reasons why you should visit a farmers market

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

September means back to school, the start of football season, and for the chef in your family, a great opportunity to stock up on freshly harvested fruits and vegetables. Farmers markets offer fresh produce directly from local farmers, growers and producers. Fresh fruits, vegetables and products that are direct from local farmers offer many benefits -- for the health of your family, the community and your weekly menu.

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Five tips to prevent burns and scalds in your family

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 10, 2015 8:54:00 AM

Kitchens are a popular place to spend time with family and friends. Floating islands and expansive counter tops allow us to serve fabulous meals, appetizers, and refreshments.

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