Category Archives: Health

Take Care Of Yourself By Taking Care of the Planet!

  Earth Day and World Health Day 2016 BY: LESLIE RESCHLY, BSN, RN After it’s inception in 1970, Earth Day was recognized in my Iowa elementary school with a small tree seedling in a Styrofoam cup (green huh?) for each student

Colon Health

      Getting to the bottom of it STORY BY: LESLIE RESCHLY, BSN, RN Are you over 50 years old? Have you had a screening colonoscopy? Colorectal cancer is a cancer in the large intestine and rectum, which ranks

Bringing Back Date Night

Add more sparks to your relationship! STORY BY: LESLIE RESCHLY, BSN, RN In my dreams about romance and love, I used to visualize special Valentine’s Day dinners with the love of my life complete with champagne and roses. I have

And They Call it Puppy Love!

  A Puppy A Day Keeps The Doctor Away STORY BY: LESLIE RESCHLY BSN,RN   I find myself in this state of emotion with the recent new member of our family, a black Labrador Retriever Puppy! With an empty nest, I

Healthy Giving

      Essential oils, a gift fit for a King  BY: LESLIE RESCHLY, BSN,RN   Two of the first recorded gifts of great value given by the wise men were the essential oils frankincense and myrrh. Both of these

Debunking The Myth

    Is your Thanksgiving turkey making you drowsy? BY: LESLIE RESCHLY BSN,RN One of my most memorable Thanksgiving meals occurred when we ventured with family to a restaurant in Charleston for a complete buffet of every traditional holiday dish

Lack of quality sleep got you down?

        Wake up to a solution!  BY: LESLIE RESCHLY BSN, RN Back in the days of black and white TV, I recall an episode on a sit com that involved snoring and the impact it had on

Little Pink Houses…

… of Hope The beaches of our community have long been a place of respite and rejuvenation for many generations of travelers.  This month, a special group will return for the fifth year to our area for a week.  Little


                  Not just for kids! BY: LESLIE RESCHLY, BSN, RN   As August begins, “back to school” fever is everywhere! As parents double check those immunization records, it is a good thing

Alcohol and Your Body: The health effects of intoxication

    BY LESLIE RESCHLY, BSN, RN   While the legal effects of alcohol intoxication are great, there are health effects to drinking in excess as well. Most people are familiar with the problems associated with long-term over use of

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