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AmericanTown's Heroes: Veterans Trek X-Country to Heal and Help Others

Stories of veterans are often in the news, but not as often as they should be or maybe not the right stories or they are not being read by the right people because how else can we explain the number …
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Bella Gets Around With a Little Help From Her Big Friend, George

You have heard the expression a dog is a man's best friend, but what about a little girl? Bella Burton proves that a dog can be not only a best friend, but a huge help in getting around. Bella has …
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U.S. Air Force Researchers Discover Isometric Handgrip can Combat High Blood Pressure

Thousands now use device - Zona Plus - to maintain healthy blood pressureBOISE, ID---During the 1970s, a team of scientists working for the U.S. Air Force, under the direction of cardiopulmonary phys…
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Ron Finley Helps Turn Food Deserts Into Food Forests

Liquor stores, fast food chains and vacant lots is how Ron Finley describes his neighorhood and he continues by saying he lives in a place known for drive thrus and drive bys—only the drive thrus can…
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Rooftops Newsletter: NFESH's Success in DC to be Replicated Around the Country

Thanks to a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, NFESH will expand and replicate the successful What A Waste™ project that has been piloted in the nation’s capital. Read the news story.…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Against Aging in Place

"Aging-in-place may not be all it’s cracked up to be. That’s the view of a University of Florida professor of gerontology, who argues that the popular notion that older people are better off remainin…
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Out of the Darkness Community Walk Committee

Join the Out of the Darkness Community Walk Committee in Boise Idaho. This fundraising event will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the AFSP Boise Chapter In Formation. AFSP …
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In Honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, MySleepSchool.com Provides Alternative Solution to a Better Night's Sleep

Instead of prescription drugs or a new mattress, proper sleep techniques may be the key to better quality sleepBoise ID -- National Sleep Awareness Week is the perfect time for Americans to analyze t…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Grandparents, Chocolate and Nutrition?

I often say that the food groups on "my plate" are chocolate, sugar, fat, salt and caffeine. The way that I get a variety of colors in my diet is by eating M&M's. And I'm proud to say that my…
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Justin Miller Encourages Organ Donors

Justin Miller is a life coach, you know, one of those people who gives you the information you need to live a healthier, happier and more productive life and he's someone who walks the talk. Miller i…
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AmericanTown's Heroes: Ronda Eick's Training Saved A Life

Ronda Eick is a registered nurse whose training saved a life. Eick was attending a function at a hotel and had just walked in when calls for help caught her attention. Eick ran toward the screams whe…
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New Study Reveals Increased Health Problems For Seniors At Risk Of Hunger

ALEXANDRIA, VA The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) today released a study entitled The Health Consequences of Senior Hunger in the United States: Evidence from the 1999-2010 NHANE…
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V Is for 'Victory' in Balanced Ventilation

Boise, ID -- The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) are partnering to educate consumers about "Balanced Ventilation" in today's tighter homes – a form of equilibri…
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End Senior Hunger!

No food left behind: senior growers ending senior hunger Gary Oppenheimer, Founder, AmpleHarvest.org, CNN Hero/TEDx Presenter According to a 2009 study by the National Gardening Associat…
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Rooftops Newsletter: SNAP Threat, Waist-High Gardens

Modifying Homes For Aging Homeowners Katie SavareseConsultant, Rebuilding TogetherAmericorps MemberUrban farming is all very well for fit young people, but what about seniors with lower energy an…
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