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The Y Has Three Main Values: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

The Y Has Three Main Values

While we work hard to make sure that each decision we make is related to these main values, we also would like to encourage these same decisions to be made within our community.  We are a part of the Safe and Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County (SHCCCC) and support their efforts in 95210BF campaign. The 95210BF signifies 9 hours …

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Arts and Education: a way to a happy, healthy heART!

Arts and Education

Dr. Emery E. Alford, Dean, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Florida SouthWestern State College All I ever wanted to do was play the drums. I still vividly remember sitting on the floor of my mother’s kitchen at a very young age with pots and pans of many shapes and sizes arranged in a circle as I flailed about …

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The True Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease

True Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease

It is difficult to ignore certain struggles that our nation is facing today; one of which happens to be Alzheimer’s disease. This disease causes dementia over an extended period of time due to damage and shrinkage of the brain. The exact cause of this expensive health issue is still unknown. An estimated 5.1 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s …

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Post-Chemo Hair

Post-Chemo Hair

You have enough things on your mind. Your hair loss shouldn’t be one of them. CONGRATULATTIONS! You’ve had your last chemotherapy treatment! Soon your hair will get back to “normal”, right? Not so fast, chemo still has surprises in store for you. Chemotherapy drugs are very strong… meant to kill fast growing cancerous cells. However, they can also attack fast …

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By Rebecca M. Vaccariello In Florida, the law permits individuals to distribute personal property in a separate writing when you already have a will that references the writing. The Florida rule permits a written statement or list that is referred to in an individual’s will, to dispose of “tangible personal property” that is not otherwise devised in the will. There …

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Collapsed Arch

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – Look down at your feet right now! Do they seem different from ten years ago? Does your foot arch look the same as it did, or are you imagining that it has changed? Does your arch seem flatter to you? Well, maybe it …

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Health Tip of the Month… Why Consider Hypnosis?

Why Consider Hypnosis

Over the years, many alternative healing modalities have provided options for individuals that in the not to distance past, experienced the traditional medical care system. In my parent’s lifetime, they only experienced traditional medical doctors. When discussing various alternative healing modalities, I am referring to hypnosis, acupressure, acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, and Reiki only to name a few.  While all of …

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How to Enjoy Having Your Home Professionally Cleaned

Your house is a mess. You have no free time. You hate to clean. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Over 100 million people in the US and Canada feel the same way. As you plan to hire house cleaning services, here are some tips that will make your experience even better. Remember that you’re hiring human beings If …

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If My Life Was But A Single Day

f My Life Was But A Single Day

By Alex Anderson Mayflies I had this crazy thought. See if you can follow me on this. I’m 53 years old. If I live to be 86 years old (a very real possibility given my genes) then I have 33 years left. At first this sounds like a lot of time, and it is, unless the perspective is changed to …

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Strong Social Connections Key to Successful Aging

Strong Social Connections Key

By Thom Braun Older adults looking to continue their lifestyle while enjoying a shared sense of community may find a senior living community ideal. Studies show that people who have strong relationships with others are at lower risk for illnesses including heart disease and stroke and seniors with the most active social connections had a 70 percent reduction in the …

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