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CBC Blood Drive

TRENTON, MO — Community Blood Center needs to collect 580 units of blood daily to meet the needs of area hospital patients. To help with efforts, the Grundy County Senior Center (2901 Hoover Drive) will host a blood drive on Feb. 2 from 12 to 6 p.m. Call 888-647-4040 or visit savealifenow.org for more information about guidelines for donation, or to set up an appointment.

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Access II ILC Impacts Lives in Direct Ways

Access II Independent Living Center is a non-residential facility that provides services to individuals with disabilities in Caldwell, Carroll, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer and Ray counties.

The work Access II does impacts consumers’ lives directly and has a lasting effect, whether it be providing training and guidance to help someone find a job, or helping someone transition out of a nursing facility back into the comfort of their own

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Test for Radon, Free Home Kit

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless chemical element found in the ground, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Test your home with a free kit available from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Visit health.mo.gov/radon or call 573-751-6102.

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Hypnotherapy Seminar for Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MO — The non-profit organization Health Awareness Clinics is offering two group hypnotherapy sessions—Brookfield YMCA (1140W. Helm Street) on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. and the Grand River Lodge in Chillicothe (606 W. Business 36) on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.—for treatment related to weight loss, quitting smoking, and stress relief. All involved therapists are licensed, and the clinics operate from public donations. No appointment is necessary for

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Access II Helps Disabled Live Independently

Access II Independent Living Center is available to serve those living with disabilities by providing them with an opportunity to live more independently. Access II provides you with an in-home aide to assist with daily tasks so you can remain in your own home. If you are receiving MO HealthNet (Medicaid), have a significant physical disability, and are at least 18 years of age, you may qualify for the in-home

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2014 Brought 40 Years of WIC History

Sherri Carder of the Daviess County Health Department was presented with a certificate for 33 years of dedication and commitment to the health and wellness of Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in the state of Missouri, an outstanding achievement award, during the WIC Conference held in Columbia recently.

Kristie Smith and Jessica Nelson of the county health department also attended the banquet. The theme was 40 years of WIC! Making

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If Every Food Had a Label…

by Freida Marie Crump

PooseyDigest_WPGreetings from Poosey.

I’m just taking a wild stab here, but I’m guessing that if you’re so dumb that you buy a huge bucket of buttered popcorn at the movie theatre, slathered with salt and fortified with every fat in the civilized world, and if you don’t realize this will hurt your diet, you’re also so dumb that you can’t read a label on the box

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Give the Gift of Health

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist University of Missouri Extension

As the holidays approach, this is a great time to start thinking about gifts for those we care about. What better gift than the gift of good health. Although no one can infuse into another’s life the guarantee of good health, we can encourage one another toward healthier choices.

Physical Activity

One way to show we care

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GHCAA Clinic for Women

Green Hills Community Action Agency Women’s Health Clinic has openings in Trenton (1506 Oklahoma Ave.) on Jan. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Jan. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.; and Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 660-359-2855 to schedule an appointment. The GHCAA Women’s Health Services Program offers exams, testing, and education to anyone in need

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