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6 H F.ALTHY CHOI THE SENTINEL TRIBUNE Thursday, TTHE SENTINEL TRIBUNE, 9006 II I i If you're one of many recommended amount of sleep More than half of those Bedtime Behavior. For the Americans who often feel per day (seven to nine hours) surveyed were not aware ofbest sleep possible, avoid moody or irritable, better sleep were much more likely to key factors that contribute to exercising or eating near bed- may help you beat the blues, report their mood as "excel- quality sleep. Factors such as a time. In addition, eliminate, or according to a new survey by lent" than those who received healthy bedtime routine and a at least reduce near bedtime, the Better Sleep Council. six hours of sleep or less sleep-conducive environment caffeine, nicotine and alcohol The national poll comparedThis comes as no surprise are easy to overlook -- and intake. They all interfere with the quality and quantity of to sleep researchers who have easy to address, restful sleep. people's sleep to their reported long known that one of theThe Better Sleep Council Keep it Cool. The ideal mood levels over a one-week first signs of sleep debt is recommends the following bedroom temperature is 60 to period. The results showed increased irritability and steps to help you start every 65 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to that those who received the depression day with a good night's sleep. 18 degrees Celsius) A room that's too warm or too cool canlonger be providing you with, disrupt comfortable zleep, the best comfort and support. =,~ Sleep Equipment. The Make Space. If you sleeW quality of your mattress can with a partner, your mattress have a dramatic affect on how should also allow you both, well you fall and stay asleep. It enough space to move easily;~ is important to evaluate and Remember when selecting the, replace your sleep set on a reg- best bed that partners should: ular basis, and always buy the always shop together. ~': best mattress you can afford. For more information, visit After five to seven years ofwww.bettersleep.org. /: use, your mattress may no .~" r The Avera Cancer Institute and the Race Against Breast Cancer, responding to community needs, have opened the area's first wig salon dedicated to providing wig consulta- tion and styling for Community cancer patients dealing with the physical and emotional needs of hair loss. The Care Store Salon is funded by the Race Against Breast Cancer through the Avera McKennan Foundation. The salon is open to any patient affected by hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment. Care Store Salon services are provided by Del Lornheim, a certified stylist and wig consultant with more than 30 years of experience. The" Care Store Salon was developed out of an increas- ing, specialized need and is a collaborative effort with the American Cancer Society. "The Care Store Salon provides all area cancer patients a unique service where we are able to now address the emo- tional and physical effects of hair loss," says Amy Ehli RN, community cancer educator at the Avera Cancer Institute, "Through our community-wide collaboration with the American Cancer Society, we are also able to provide every cancer patient in the salon with two pieces of headwear, in addition to a full variety of wig salon services." The Care Store Salon is part of the new Care Store that has opened on the ground floor of the Avera Cancer Institute. This store extends care services to patients by tak- ing .into consideration the number of unique items that can- cer patients often require as well as gift items for families and friends to be able to purchase for their loved ones going through cancer treatment. The store is a one-stop location that provides special clothing items designed for cancer patients' comfort, includ- ing head wear such as scarves and turbans, certain hygiene products, aromatherapy items, inspirational media, special items for nausea, swimwear for mastectomy patients and many other items dedicated to care. The Care Store also offers a private fitting room for post- mastectomy patients -- offering bra fittings and prosthetic fittings through Avera Home Medical Equipment. By providing these items at a place of treatment, patients benefit by saving time. -. "~ The Care Store, Care Store Salon and the breast pros- thetic fitting services are part of the new stores at Avera McKerman, an extension of care services and products offered through a retail environment to patients, their fami- lies and the employees ofAvera McKennan. ,j ,-jj % EO On March 22, Centers forcoverage has been expanded to Medicare and Medicaid include patients with heart valve Services put into effect achange repair or replacement, percuta- that benefits Medicare patients neous transluminal coronary in need of cardiac rehabilitation angioplasty/coronary stenting, services, or heart or lung transplant. Previously, expenses for car- The rationale for the diac rehabilitation services were expanded coverage is due to the only payable for patients who conclusion of the Centers for had an acute myocardial infarc- Medicare and Medicaid tion (heart attack), coronary Services that cardiac rehabilita- artery bypass graft (open heart tion is reasonable and necessary surgery) or stable angina (chest for these heart conditions. pain). Under the new policy,Merrill Pioneer Community in Hospital is proud to continue to offer cardiac rehabilitation serv- ices, according to Rondo Klinkenborg, director of nurs- ing. Anyone who experiences chest pain or has had a heart attack, open heart surgery or coronary angioplasty/stenting, should remember that Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital provides both emergency care as well as cardiac rehabilitation services. Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital staff is excited abou~ the expanded Medicare coveg~ age, said Klinkenborg, as it ma , allow more local residents obtain necessary cardiac care. tiJ Those who would like . . ~J obtain cardiac rehablhtatm~ services through Merrill Pioneeri Community Hospital shoul~ speak with their personal physi~~ cian who can make the appro2~ priate referral. t dJ f! More than 95 million Americans suffer from digestive difficulties, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. While digestive problems seem to increase with age, people of all ages can benefit from good dietary practices. Good eating habits promote a healthy digestive system and can ward off gastroin- testinal diseases of the liver, colon and esophagus. Therefore, limit intake of dietary fat -- animal fats, butter, oils and trans fats. High intake appears to contribute to cancer growth in the colon by stimulat- ing excessive bile secretions, to say noth- ing of damaging the cardiovascular system. o Include plenty of fiber in your diet. Fiber may help prevent some cancers, including colorectal cancer. It is also thought to be helpful by removing potential carcinogens from the system faster. Choose uncooked foods when possi- ble. Fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts are all rich in enzymes. Frying, in particu- lar, tends to destroy the food's natural enzymes and nutrients. But busy lifestyles and tempting foods present challenges. And the body's natural decline in enzyme production through aging exacerbates digestive difficulties. Increasingly; people are turning to dietary enzyme supplements. When choosing a supplement, con- sumers may look for tablets which are made in two parts. The first releases its pro- r,l tein-digesting enzymes in the stomad~ while the enzymes that act in the small intestines are coated to release when the food passes into that area. Most ertzyrq~ products do not protect the intestin"~ enzymes so they end up being deactivate~l by dlgestmn m the stomach. In addition to improving overall digegl tion and nutrient absorption and combatin~ the minor discomfort of gas, bloating arid indigestiofi, research suggests that enzym6 supplements can reduce inflammation ~f digestive organs as well as other inflammd ] tory related disorders Such as asthm arthritis and allergies. ' Some studies suggest enzyme supple- ments may help prevent cancers Feet: They take us anywhere and everywhere we want to go, but they also take lots of abuse. A typica[ day of walking exerts a force equal to several hundred tons on your feet. One of the best ways to revive your tired toes is a pedicure -- either at home or at the spa. Because when your feet feel good, your whole body feels refreshed and energized. 2. Dry up. After soaking feet, According to a recent make sure to thoroughly rinse off American Podiatric Medical the scrub or other products and Assqqi~'on surv 2&.~, p~fcont of pat feet dry. ~Pav 919s attention to women perform at-home pedi- moisture between thetoes, which cures, while 34 percent have can can lead to athlete's foot or indulged in salon or spa pedi- other fungal infections. cures. Whichever way you pam- 3. Snip the tips. Toenails per your feet, do it safely, should be trimmed to just above Here are some tips from the top of each toe. Use a straight- American Podiatric Medical edged toenail clipper to ensure Association member podiatrist nails do not become curved or Dr. Marlene Reid: rounded in the comers. 1. Soothe your soles. 4. Make a clean sweep. Run Smoothing away calluses on the a wooden or robber manicure heels, balls and sides of your feet stick under nails to remove any will make them feel better. Use a dirt trapped underneath. Be very pumice stone, foot file or foot gentle and never use a sharp tool scrub. You can make your own to clean under your nail or you scrub by combining olive oil and may puncture the skin, leaving it sea salt. Avoid using a foot razor, vulnerable to infection. which can remove too much skin 5. Shape them up. Smooth and cause infection and perma- nail edges by filing toenails with nent damage if used incorrectly, an emery board. File lightly in ":j one direction to smooth the edge of the nail without drastically rounding the comers of the don't back and forth. , , 6. Care for cuticle Moisturize cuticles with a cutidg cream or hand cream, then genf, push them back with a rubber cuticle pusher or manicure stick. Cuticles serve as a protective bff~-~ rier against bacteria entering the body and should never be cut. , 7. Polish up. Nail polish loc~i ~" out moisture and doesn't allqwO '~, the nail or the nail bed "breathe." Paint toes only if you have healthy nails and remov , polish regularly with a non-ace- tone nail polish. ; i, :, For more safe pedicure tips and information on finding ap , American Podiatric Medical~ , Association member podiatrist, , visit www.apma.org. ,c :, : WESTBROOK. GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER'S mission is to share God's love in work and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that "in Christ's Love, Everyone is Someone." In keeping with our mission, we offer the following services: Twenty-Four Hour Skilled Nursing Services, Social Services, Dietary Program with a registered dietitian overseeing our nutritional program, afternoon and morning snacks, with resident choices for all meals, Daily Activities, Environmental Services including Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance, A Home-Like Atmosphere, including twenty private rooms, Spiritual Ministry. Specialied Services such as Physical Occupational therapy, Speech/Language Pathology available on an inpatient and outpatient basis, as well as Adult Day Care, offering Short-term Respite for Family Members or Caregivers. Westbrook Good Samaritan Center l:m4&? In Chr r's ls Someone 149 First Avenue, PO Box 218 Westbrook, MN 56183-0218 Phone 507-274-6155 Check us out at: www.good-sam.corn www.carelinkusa.com i '.~ "We're lust like a family here at Peterkin Estates. Everyb~aly is a t~iend! My daughter has enjoyt~i the guest/rental room which is available for family to use when visiting." --- Doris Vaul~l 00 Come and see why! Located on the campus of the Westbrook I-tealth Clinic 920 Bell Avenue, ,Vestbrook, MN Call Sheryl today to arrange a tour I 507-274-6804 Westbrook" 139430