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Bath County News-Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper H EALTH CIAL Jan. 26, 2011 5 Enh ance overall health the easy way Busy lifestyle the gastrointestinal (GI) into the diet helps fuel of beneficial bacteria Yumberry, Pomegranate low-calorie - alternative doesn't have to be tract, they're learning that a healthy GI tract unhealthy, too is crucial to overall well being. And as hard as (MS) -- Whether it's it might be for some a byproduct of elevated to believe, improving stress or increasingly digestive wellness isn't busy lifestyles that lead all that difficult. to poor dietary choices, "As a health and more than 65 million wellness practitioner, Americans are currently my job is to help people battling digestive health prevent disease and issues. Such issues can promote a healthy make it difficult to break lifestyle," says Doug down food while robbing Holt, CSCS, MFS, the body of valuable founder of Conditioning nutrients it needs to Specialists (www. stay healthy and fight conditioningspeciarists. disease, com), "Prebiotics While, it's easy to stimulate the growth identify a digestive and/or activity of bacteria problem, many people in the digestive system find such problems far which are beneficial to more difficult to address, the health of the body especially for today's and are one tool we use to busy, "on the go" lifestyle, help people restore their But as scientists learn health. The introduction more and more about ofprebioticsandprobiotics the healthy bacteria that aid in digestion and absorption." Developed to conveniently deriver a healthy digestive boost at any time of the day, PRE Probiotic Enhancer fuses organic juice with a proprietary prebiotic blend developed by Jarrow Formulas. The result is a low-calorie beverage alternative that supports digestive health and a stronger immune system. "The PRE prebiotic beverage was developed to conveniently deliver a healthy digestive boost for everyone from kids to boomers," says Scot De Lorme, Brand Creator. "PRE actively works with the body to promote healthy digestive balance by triggering the growth called probiotics already present in the digestive tract. As the good bacteria increase, so does resistance to harmful bacteria, causing a boost to one's immune system." Busy, always on-the-go professionals, athletes, and morns alike will also love the PRE Powder Synbiotic Drink mix. Each .25-ounce packet can fit easily into a pocket or pocketbook, and is conveniently designed to be added to water or a favorite cold beverage, making it an ideal way to improve digestive health no matter where you are, be it the office, the kids' soccer game, or on the way to an important meeting, what's more, because it's available in a* host of delicious flavors, including Pomegranate Blueberry, Acai Acerola to sugary sports drinks and Passion Orange for those on their way Guava; it can make a to the gym or even for refreshing, nottomention moms en route to a play healthy, addition to your date or soccer game. workday. In addition to PRE "Introducing prebiotics Regular, PRE 10 is only into the dietcan feedgood 10 calories per serving bacteria that protect the and sweetened with body from attack, thus organic cane sugar and allowing your system stevia, a blessing to to recover quicker and those who find it difficult enabling you to enhance to get their healthy boost your wellbeing," explains from pills. Holt. "PRE makes "I'm vegan and I have a integrating prebiotics tough time taking pills," and probiotics an easy says Paulina of Phoenix, and delicious part of a AZ. "I end up wasting lifestyle of wellness." bottles of supplements In addition to the great because I just can't do taste of PRE Regular's pill form. It's great to Pomegranate Blueberry, finally find a probiotic Passion Orange Guava that's so delicious and or Acai Acerola flavors, easy to enjoy." PRE Regular is only 50 For more information calories and sweetened on PRE products, visit with organic cane sugar www.preusa.com. making it a delectable Hospice and Palliative Care help patients and families focus on living Families face a very trying and- stressful time in their rives when a family member is diagnosed with a terminal disease. Hospice is there to help ease and help in this situation. Hospice staff wishes to raise awareness about the compassionate care that hospice and palliative care provide to patients and families coping with serious and life-rimiting illness. One of the most important things that people need to learn is that hospice care helps patients and families focus on living. This surprises some people. '2Viany people mistakenly think that hospice is a place you go when there's nothing left to be done to treat an illness," states Amy Cox, Director of Hospice of the Bluegrass--Cynthiana Office. That couldn't be farther from the truth. For well over 30 years, hospice care has improved the quality of life for people facing an "dlness that cannot be cured- and their family caregivers. The hospice care team, made up of skilled professionals and trained volunteers, provides expert medical care to keep patients comfortable and able to best enjoy time with loved ones. The hospice team answers questions, offers advice on what to expect, and helps families with the duties of being a caregiver. The team also provides emotional and spiritual support for the 'entire family. Research from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has found that families report a better quality of life for a loved one who received hospice care. There is additional research that further surprises people. Studies have shown that hospice and palliative care may prolong the lives of some people who receive care; and research demonstrates that hospice saves Medicare more that can be done. money. But those are For more information, not the reasons for a contact Hospice of the family to choose hospice Bluegrass at 859-234- or palliative Care services. 6462 or toll-free at 800- With the help of hospice, 756-6005. Hospice of the patients and " families Bluegrass--Cynthiana alike can focus on what's Office is proudly serving most important- enjoying adult and pediatric life together and riving as patients "in Bourbon, fully as possible. That's Southern Grant, why you choose hospice. Harrison, Nicholas and If you or a loved one are Scott counties. This facing a serious or life- information is provided limiting illness, the time by the National Hospice to find out more about and Palliative Care hospice and palliative Organization and Hospice care is right now. There is of the Bluegrass Clean hands save lives Washing hands isn't simply a method of cleaning up before sitting down to dinner. Frequent hand- washing is the single most effective way to prevent illness. Proper hand-washing has proven effective against the spread of 99 percent of germs that travel via droplets -- and that includes the flu virus. The fact of the matter is that dirty hands have the potential to be deadly, especially if they are the carriers of hazardous germs. It's impossible to avoid germs. Simply going about daily activities exposes a person to thousands of germs. Shopping in x store; going to school or even spending time around the house can spread germs. When a person touches his or her eyes, mouth or nose with hands that are harboring viruses or bacteria, illnesses can easily take mot. Germs can also be spread via touch. There are many times when hands should be washed. Before... * preparing food * eating food medicine After... * changing a diaper * touching an animal, pet toys, etc. * using the bathroom * using public transportation * preparing food, especially raw meats and poultry * handling garbage or soiled items * touching a sick or injured person * blowing your nose or sneezing Proper Hand-Washing Techniques There is a right way to wash hands. Follow this procedure, courtesy of The Mayo Clinic. 1. Turn on the water to desired temperature (cold or hot water is equally effective). 2. Wet hands under running water. 3. Apply soap and lather for 20 seconds or more, paying careful attention to all areas of the hands, including the backs of the hands. 4. Rinse well. 5. Dry hands on a towel or with an air dryer. Use a towel to close the faucet. Many germs live on wet * inserting or removing faucet handles, and a person contact lenses can contaminate him or * treating someone who is herself again. sick or injured Keep in mind that * giving or taking antibacterial soap is no o*0 Blue ss Hospice of the Bluegrass- Cynthiana Office 1317 US HWY 62E Cynthiana, KY 41031 859-234-6462 or 800-756-6005 Fax 859-234-9671 more effective at killing germs than regular soap. In fact, antibacterial products - - when overused--actually may kill off good bacteria or cause certain bacteria to become resistant. This will make it harder to kill these germs in the future. When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based sanitizers are effective at keeping hands clean. Look for commercially produced products that contain at least 60 percent alcohol. Enough of the product should be used to wet hands completely. Rub hands and wait for the product to be completely dry for maximum effectiveness, forward, by adding to an already impressive array of services and further expanding our specialized physician staff- all with the goal of using state-of- the-art technology to heal our friends and neighbors right here at home. That's why we welcome the scrutiny of people who want only the best in healthcare providers and service. We're confident we'll pass inspection. Most recent expansion: Digital Mammography State-of-the-art 64-slice CT Dexascan for bone density screening New Women's Imaging Center with its own waiting area Most recent staff additions: Athletic trainers & sports medicine specialists to team up with our physical therapy group New full-time, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Pettey Seven new specialists Washing hands correctly can remove 99 percent of germs that contribute to common illnesses. Harrison Memorial Hospital a RegionalHealthcare Facility www.harrisonmemhosp.com 859-234-2300 , ,,, ;,l 'll [lllll ....