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Healthy Living Newsletter

November, 2002

Vol. 2 Issue 10

Our One-Year Anniversary Issue!

In this issue. . .

Champagne

Message from the editor

November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Basic Diabetes Information

This Month's Health Tip:
Check your chair

November's Health Awareness Calendar:
Hospice Awareness Month
The Great American Smokeout

November's Birthdays, Anniversaries and other Milestones

Our Staff Recommendations:
Attention Loss - ADHD may lower volume of brain
Making Bone - Novel form of vitamin D builds up rat skeleton

November's Poll
Your computer is down at home. What do you do?


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Message from the editor

Thanks to everyone who made this a wonderful first year for the Healthy Living newsletter. Our first issue went out to 23 subscribers. We have since grown to over 300 subscriptions.

We try to bring you up-to-the-minute health information from a wide variety of reliable sources, for free, and without advertising. That is rare these days, with the internet going to a "pay to play" format almost anywhere you go.

On behalf of the staff of the Healthy Living Newsletter I would like to thank you for a good first year!
Sheryl M. - editor

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Basic Diabetes Information

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Learn more about this disease and find out if you are at risk.

This Month's Health Tip:

    Check your chair

    The right-size chair can enhance your health as well as your comfort. A chair should allow two to four inches of space between the front edge of the seat and the back of your knee. Too much space can irritate leg nerves; too little can cut off circulation to lower legs, according to doctors at the Texas Back Institute

    Source: Consumer Reports onhealth Vol. 14 No. 11


November's Calendar

Smokeout

November is also:

November Anniversaries and Milestones:

    Happy Anniversary to:

    15 - Lori and Atiq Takeda
    22 - Bob and Rebecca Blackwell - 12 years!
    24 - Kerry and Jim (Princess Prattle and her Knight)

    Milestones:

    6 - Sheryl quit smoking - 4 years!

Our Staff Recommendations:

Attention Loss - ADHD may lower volume of brain

    Youngsters diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) lack concentration, patience, and organizational skills. A new study reveals that the brains of these children are slightly smaller than those of their peers who are free of psychiatric disorders.

Making Bone - Novel form of vitamin D builds up rat skeleton

    Calcium is indespensable for bone growth, and vitamin D is needed to maintain proper amounts of calcium in the body. But as people age, they lose bone mass, often despite taking supplements of calcium and vitamin D.

broken computer

November's Poll

    Computer is down at home. You . . .

    • go online at work as usual. No problem!
    • sneak online at work if possible.
    • pull your hair out, have nightmares, drink straight vodka
    • don't worry about it - you'll live until it gets fixed.
    • Other

    Cast your vote!



    Do you have suggestions for our newsletter? A particular Journal entry that moved you? Something in a buddy journal that warmed your heart? Send your suggestions to newsletter@healthylivingonline.org



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