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Donna Skoda, Health Commissioner for Summit County Public Health, says it's not too late to get a flu shot. She encourages everyone to do so because this is a really bad flu season. Also, she says that sometimes you might think you have the flu, but you could be suffering from the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning, so it's a good idea to have a CO detector in your home to ensure your safety. Speaking of gasses in the atmosphere that can hurt your health, Donna's department will send you a free radon screening test that will help you determine if your home has a radon problem. Just call Summit County Public Health at 330.926.5600 or go to the website.

Judi Bar, Yoga Program Manager at Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute, talked about choosing joy for the new year. As humans, we're wired to look out for ourselves, she says. That means we tend to focus on what's not right in our lives vs. what is right. Instead, she suggests that we "find the good in every day." With that attitude, "even our challenges can be blessings in disguise," she says. Judi is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can reach her by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, visit the yoga program's website. You can download a printable copy of Judi's Yoga on the Go exercises here.

Bruce Garrabrant is an artist and the author of 10 books, including Make Yourself Ageless: 366 Ways to Keep Growing Young. He and his wife, Jan, live in Lancaster County, Pa., where she operates The Artist's Inn & Gallery, a bed and breakfast in the heart of Amish country. Bruce is a big believer in expressing your creativity, which everyone has whether you believe you do or not. That's what Make Yourself Ageless is all about: developing and maintaining an attitude of discovery and enthusiasm no matter what age you might be. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at his website. To make a reservation at The Artist's Inn & Gallery, call 717.445.0219 or visit the inn's website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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