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Health

Starting or maintaining a fitness plan can be a challenge during the winter months. Harsh weather conditions and fewer hours of sunlight can cause a person’s dedication to drop faster than the temperatures. But please don’t pack away your sneakers until the spring!

Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, some cancers, Type II diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It can improve your ability to perform daily tasks, keep you mentally sharp, and help you avoid injuries. Exercise during the winter can also help you:

Boost immunity. During cold and flu season, exercise can help you dodge the seasonal sniffles. Regular activity appears to boost the immune system, making it easier for your body to handle wintertime bugs. Flu vaccination and frequent hand- washing can also help keep you healthy.

Stave off holiday spread. Weight gain is a reality for many Americans during the holiday season. Over the years, those extra pounds can add up, often contributing to the 20–30 pounds that most Americans gain during adulthood. Exercise can help you balance the number of calories that you eat with the number of calories that you burn, so you can enjoy some treats without the negative consequences.

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Local residents who want a status check on their memory can take advantage of free, confidential screenings Nov. 17 as part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) designed to promote proper detection of memory problems and strategies for successful aging.

Memory screenings are a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem, which can be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions.

Now in its seventh year, AFA’s National Memory Screening Day coincides with National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, which takes place during November. Sites across the country will be participating.

On Nov. 17, Wood County Committee on Aging will hold memory screenings at 305 N. Main St., from 1-3 p.m. It will also offer hands on memory enhancement games. For more information, call 419-353-5661.

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Renovations are progressing on the Emergency Department at

memorial workman

Louis Calevro from Valley Electric
works on lowering the ceiling in the
main lobby of the Memorial Hospital
Emergency Department.

Memorial Hospital in Fremont. Over the next four to five weeks, the main entry, reception and triage areas will be reconstructed. During this time, the vending area and lobby addition will also be under construction.

During the renovation, patients should enter the Emergency Department through the ambulance entrance, which is adjacent to the current main emergency entrance. Non-emergency patients and guests should enter through the hospital’s main entrance and avoid the Emergency Department. The Emergency Department’s main entrance with the new ED Lobby, registration and triage area is expected to re-open between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Giving money to people along road

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