March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, time to call your doctor and ask about a screening test that’s right for you.
Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer yet more than 2,500 Kentuckians will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 900 will die. Routine screening is highly effective, which means 9 out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.
Almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight (BMI between 25 and 29.9), obese (BMI between 30 and 39.9), or extremely obese (BMI of 40 and above). An obese person spends $900 more a year in medical expenses than a person of normal weight. American adult caloric intake has risen from 1,854 to 2,002 calories per day over the past 20 years. This 148-calorie per day increase equals a weight gain of 15 pounds per year.
Cigarette smoking, followed by poor diet and physical inactivity, are the leading preventable causes of death in America.
Hodgenville Hometown IGA and IGA Express locations will hold the IGA Hometown Healthy Challenge through March 14. The event is designed to help shoppers make healthier lifestyle choices with recommendations from USDA’s MyPyramid guidelines for food choices and exercise plans.
IGA Hometown Healthy Challenge encourages IGA shoppers to recognize and experience MyPyramid’s guidelines.
On Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., booths will include local health care providers, nutritionists and product sampling.
The South Fork Area Homemakers met Feb. 17 at the LaRue County Extension Service with Mary Lou Owen presiding. Hostesses were Louise Graber and Delores Bale.
President Owen opened the meeting by having the roll call answered with the question “Tell us about your ice storm experience.” Treasurer’s report was given by Della Thomas and secretary’s report by Janice Bowen.
Other members present were Virginia Allen, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen and Billie Shahayda.
The LaRue County Herald News received 12 editorial awards from the Kentucky Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The prizes were awarded Jan. 23 in Louisville at the conclusion of the annual convention.
Editor Linda Ireland took first place honors for best on-going or extended coverage of a story for her entry about the Lincoln Bicentennial.
What if you were a bit chilled and needed a blanket or shawl tucked around you? What if you needed help cutting up your food or maybe feeding yourself? What if you wanted some water or ice? What if you needed your chin wiped? What if you needed someone to take you to the church services or various events? What if you would like someone to just sit and talk with you? What if you would like to have the Bible read to you? What if you wished for someone to just hold your hand, give you a hug or perhaps pray with or for you?