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Health

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH - Area residents and high school students are invited to learn about ways to promote healthful living as Owens Community College hosts Care Fair for Health 2008 Oct. 15.

The care fair, sponsored by the Owens School of Health Sciences’ faculty and students, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center.

“Owens Community College is excited to once again host an event dedicated to educating area residents and students about our nation’s growing health concerns,” said Jennifer Irelan, Owens director of recruitment and Care Fair for Health Committee co-chair.

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Due to the success of the first diabetes class offering in July, Bay Park Community Hospital (BPCH) will again host a free diabetes educational class titled, “Carbohydrates Do Count,” Nov. 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Michigan/Superior rooms (garden level) of the BPCH Great Lakes Conference Center.

The meal-planning session is geared toward people with type 2 diabetes. It will cover the effects carbohydrates have on blood sugar levels, as well as making healthy food choices through correct portion sizes. A free guide will be given to participants on carbohydrate choices for meals and snacks.

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By Michelle Farnan

Every October, breast cancer awareness ribbons emerge and colorful leaves begin to brighten our tree line. Although fall is the season of change, there are several things that will not change in terms of breast health.

Women over the age of 40 need a screening mammogram every year. Performing a self breast exam and seeing the doctor once a year are also important steps for breast health.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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