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Too busy to exercise during the summer?

July 22, 2012 SALEM — Whether it’s the family vacation or backyard barbecues, warmer weather brings about activities that lead to more eating and less exercise. more »»

It’s not as harmless as you might think

July 22, 2012 LISBON — Helium makes your voice sound like a mouse. It’s always seemed to be a harmless enough thing to do: swig helium from a balloon and talk. Everyone laugh. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...How warm temps can affect health

July 22, 2012 Weather, climate and temperature can all play a significant role in a person’s health. more »»

Youth independence: Adult on the outside, but still growing on the inside

July 15, 2012 LISBON — Youth seem to always look ahead. They don’t want anyone to tell them what to do. They want to make their own decisions, be the big cheese and do their own thing. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Taking the sting out of insect bites

July 15, 2012 Summer means warmer weather, family vacations and a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. more »»

Need to beat extreme heat

July 8, 2012 LISBON — At points south of the Ohio Valley, the heat index is in the neighborhood of 120 degrees with temperatures in the triple digits of 104, 107 degrees F. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Taking steps to avoid constipation

July 8, 2012 Almost everyone gets constipated, and according to a study by the University of Iowa, constipation affects between 15 percent to 20 percent of the adult U.S. population. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL..Keeping stress from becoming a bad habit

July 1, 2012 One out of 10 people is “stressed out” at any given moment. more »»

Youth, elderly share more than you think

July 1, 2012 Moms must have said forever, “We never see ourselves as others see us.” Machiavelli had a little different spin on that thought, writing that people know about us only what we allow them to kno. more »»

Program for older adults available at SCC

July 1, 2012 By HEATHER YOUNG, Salem Community Center The Salem Community Center (SCC) is proud to offer the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program to our community. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL..In a flash, fireworks can become disastrous

June 24, 2012 With July 4th rapidly approaching, communities across our nation are planning to celebrate Independence Day. But in a flash, backyard fireworks can turn a fun Fourth of July into a disaster. The U.S. more »»

PLAY REVIEW....‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is full of energy

June 21, 2012 There's no chance of becoming drowsy during a performance of the Stage Left Players of Lisbon's current production, "The Drowsy Chaperone. more »»

Highway safety — think smart

June 17, 2012 LISBON — Have you noticed the number of motorcycles on the highway? My home office overlooks U.S. Route 30. I witnessed something that I have to mention to our reader. more »»


June 17, 2012 Father’s Day is an excellent time for letting Dad know how much you care about him, by encouraging him to take care of his health. more »»


June 10, 2012 In 2010, new children’s novelist, Tom Angleberger exploded onto the scene with a curious blend of case file, novel, origami and Star Wars obsession. more »»

Protect children against lead poisoning

June 10, 2012 LISBON — Lead can be found in your yard, in house dust, and in older homes. It’s unsafe for people, especially infants and childre. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Taking measures to prevent skin cancer

June 10, 2012 Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, representing more than one out of every three new cancers. more »»

Have a safe summer at the pool

June 3, 2012 LISBON — Summer fun may have gotten an early start at your house if you have a pool. It’s been hot already. Swimming is good, clean fun, and healthy activity, too. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...With aging comes changes in vision

June 3, 2012 Eyesight is often one of the first senses affected by aging, and almost everyone’s vision deteriorates to some degree. If you're over 40, you've probably noticed some differences in how well you see. more »»

Can caffeine harm your teen’s health?

May 27, 2012 LISBON — What is caffeine? It’s an alkaloid crystalline compound known as C8H10N4O2. It is found in coffee, tea, and other beverages. It can be made artificially and added to foods. more »»



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