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Three county senior sites to host cholesterol clinics PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 February 2014 09:23
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling cholesterol screening clinics for March. One must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older to attend.  
The cost is $20 for those 60 and over, and $25 for those ages 25-59.
These screenings require an appointment and pre-test instructions. The screening panel includes:  Total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), Triglycerides, Total cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level.  Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a registered nurse.
Clinic dates are:
• Bowling Green Senior Center:  9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4; Friday, March 7; and March 20.
• Perrysburg Senior Center:  March 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Rossford Senior Center: March 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For an appointment, call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 and ask for Social Services .
BG Pregnancy Center plans for annual Banquet for Life PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:41
The Bowling Green Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Banquet For Life on March 6 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowling Green State University Student Union.
This year's featured speaker will be Catherine Davis, author of The Fight for Life and Taking It to the Street.
Davis works with the Network of Politically Active Christians (NPAC) in an ongoing effort "to educate Americans about the holocaustic impact abortion has had on the Black community." A public speaker and civil rights champion, she is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and attended the University of Bridgeport School of Law.
Early in 2010, she partnered with The Radiance Foundation to launch one of the most news-generating campaigns ever, the "Endangered Species" billboard/web campaign. Davis was featured in numerous television, radio and newspaper features including The NY Times, CNN, MSNBC, ABC World News, NPR and throughout the blogosphere.
BG brown bag series on allaying children's fears PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:35
Helping children cope with fears will be the subject of a three-month series of Brown Bag lunches to be offered at Asherah's Garden, a holistic boutique at 315 N. Grove St.
The Brown Bags will run from noon until 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, beginning this Wednesday with "Monsters Under the Bed: Alleviating the Fears of Children."
The sessions are free and open to the public.
Leading each of the hour-long mini-workshops will be Lia Ricci, shop owner and clinical holistic health practitioner, assisted by Melanie Stinson, Bowling Green artist and children's author.
Stinson will lead the March 19 workshop entitled "Artistry at Play," taking participants through a mini session in a way similar to how she works with children.
Ricci will lead a session on "Allergies and Other Sensitivities" on April 16.
Quilters group meets Feb. 25 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:39
NORTH BALTIMORE - The Crossroads Quilters will meet on Feb. 25 at St. James United Methodist Church, 201 S. Second St. Business meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by show-and-tell.
Quilters will then work on the group's outreach projects or their own projects.  Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.  First time visitors are not required to pay $2 per meeting dues.  Quilters are invited to bring a sack lunch or order out from eateries in North Baltimore.
For more information call Harlene Wood at 419-257-8043.
Free body fat testing offered at BGSU PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:24
While maintaining a healthy weight and body mass index is important, the Bowling Green State University Recreation Center is advocating another, more accurate health test.
The recreation center offers free body fat testing every week this semester.
The handheld testing device is non-invasive and calculates the user's body composition by sending electrical impulses through the body - the faster the electrons travel, the less body fat on the user.
"People get so stuck on the number on the scale," said Karyn Smith, BGSU health educator. "Health is more than a number."
A body builder can be considered obese when comparing his height to his weight according to a body mass index.  However, body fat testing measures lean muscle mass and gives a more accurate health reading.
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