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Enjoy A Good Rub For Body And Mind

Written by Virginia Eaton — When I was in my early 40s, I ruptured a disc in my back. I remember lying on the driveway in front of my home in Salt Lake City feeling like I had just been electrocuted as my husband stood over me trying to figure out what to do next. This happened in January, when ...

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Is Endurance Training Bad For Your Teeth?

Written by Virginia Eaton — Hockey players aren’t the only athletes whose sport is detrimental to their teeth — the saying goes, if you’re not willing to lose some teeth, don’t play hockey! While hockey players may need frequent dental interventions throughout their career, it turns out that endurance athletes are putting their pearly whites at risk as well. While ...

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Trying To Eat Well? Watch Out For Food Bullies

By Virginia Eaton I hate being manipulated. The only other thing that gets my blood pressure up faster is being bullied, and the current state of food marketing and labeling employs both tactics with a vicious force that has destroyed our health and endangered the health of our children, grandchildren and beyond. Do I sound angry? Good, because the more ...

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Virginia Eaton: A Curvaceous Career Path

By Virginia Eaton A friend once said to me that men tend to have a linear career path while women, for various reasons, have a more winding, tumbling, curvaceous career path. I have held on to that observation over the years as I have woven together an eclectic knowledge and skill set in the fitness and wellness industry that got ...

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Healthy Store In YLP With Eco-Friendly Goods

COARSEGOLD – There’s a lovely little shop in Yosemite Lakes Park that beckons you to walk in, soak up some eco-knowledge, and make yourself feel better. The store, also an online retailer, is Healthy in the Park, and features “a carefully curated collection of organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, gift and organic living products.” Its founder and YLP resident Anne Zuber wants ...

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"Look Good Feel Better" Free Workshop For Cancer Patients

OAKHURST – Look Good Feel Better is a free program sponsored by the American Cancer Society for cancer patients who want a little support handling side effects and keeping their spirits up as much as possible. Now, a Look Good Feel Better workshop is coming to town. In 1989, the Look Good Feel Better program was launched with one core ...

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Are You A Caregiver Who Needs A Break?

OAKHURST – If you are caring for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or who is disabled, and you need some time for yourself, the local Caregiver Respite Group currently has several openings. At the Caregiver Respite Group, your family member enjoys a structured day of activities and socialization provided by two caring volunteers.

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Urgent Care Closes For Five Days, Reopens As Adventist Health

OAKHURST – On Monday, June 2, Adventist Health / Central Valley Network is opening a clinic in Oakhurst after taking over Urgent Care and the Rural Health Clinic. To prepare for the transition, the clinic will close for five days beginning May 28 and reopen on June 2 under the new ownership. The clinic will then be open seven days ...

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Relay For Life Exceeds Expectations

OAKHURST – Relay for Life returned to its roots at Yosemite High School (YHS) the weekend of May 17-18. The community turned out in droves to support the 24-hour event, raising an unexpected amount of money for such a comparatively small population.

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