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What Does a June Bug Do?

By Mervet Adams, Health Alliance I love the longer days of this season, and lately, I’ve found myself unwinding by sitting on my porch and watching the daylight turn into dark. As I kick back, relax, and look up at the night sky, I notice my outdoor light seems to be a bit busier than […]

Tips For Preventing Injuries

Submitted by Heartland Health Care Center of Moline Poor eyesight. Decreased hearing. Impaired balance. They are all common causes of unnecessary accidents. In fact, in-home trips and falls are the most common cause of serious injury in the aged, causing 6,500 deaths each year. However, many of these accidents are preventable with simple, inexpensive modifications […]

Test Your Home’s Drinking Water

Information from Testing your home’s drinking water is the only way to confirm if lead is present. Most water systems test for lead at a certain number of homes as a regular part of water monitoring. These tests give a system-wide picture of whether or not corrosion is being controlled, but do not reflect […]

Home Modifications to Improve Safety and Convenience

Submitted by DJ’s Painting and Remodeling Home modifications are changes made to adapt living spaces to meet the needs of older adults so that they can continue to live independently and safely. These modifications may include adding assistive technology or making structural changes to a home. Modifications can range from something as simple as replacing […]

Make More, Waste Less

Submitted by Kara Zigament, RD, LD, Hy-Vee Dietitian Do you ever look in your pantry or refrigerator and think: “Where did that come from?” Then you look at the product and notice there is no way you can use that in a meal at your house; there is mold or it’s past its best-use-by date. […]

Seven Reasons Why Millennials Love Gardening (and You Should, Too)

The stereotype: Millennials spend more time interacting with the digital world than the natural world around them. The reality: five million of the six million people who took up gardening in 2015 were millennials, according to the 2016 National Gardening Survey. More millennials (people between the ages of 21 and 34) than any other age […]

Grow a High-Yield Vegetable Garden This Season

By Melinda Myers Spend less time and money by growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy care, high-yielding vegetables. A productive garden starts with a plan, but choosing the best vegetables to grow and where to plant them can be […]

What Are the Negative Effects of Black Mold on My Health?

By Kelsey Libby Black molds are known to produce serious health problems in human beings. Though this type of fungus is essential for earth’s ecosystem, it is not at all good for our health. You must stop this indoor toxin from growing, as it may result in serious health issues. Black mold gets nutrition from […]