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Table of Contents How To Shed Fat ......................................................................3 How to Choose a Medical Equipment Provider ......................4 How To Revolutionize Your Diet ...............................................6 What to Look for in an Independent Living Facility ................9 How to Choose the Right Landscaper .................................. 10 How to Choose an Electrician................................................ 12 How to Sell Your Home in a Price-Sensitive Market ............. 14 How to Choose Kitchen Cabinets .......................................... 17 How to Recognize the Signs of Heart Attack ........................ 19

special.thesouthern.com The Southern Illinoisan (USPS 258-980) is published daily for $178 per year at 710 N. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL 62901. The Southern Illinoisan is owned by Lee Enterprises, Inc. of Davenport, Iowa.

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s5PTVCTDSJCF Call 618-351-5000 from Carbondale, Murphysboro and DeSoto; 618-997-3356, option 2 from Williamson County; or 800-228-0429, option 2, between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. s5PQMBDFBEJTQMBZBE Call 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 618-529-5454, option 6; from Williamson County, 618-997-3356; or toll free: 800-228-0429, option 6.


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GARDEN AND LANDSCAPING When you tour any Independent Living Facility, look at the landscaping design. Proper maintenance of the lawn and gardens is a good sign. If you or your loved one enjoys spending time outside, look for a facility that offers an outdoor space with an apartment, either a patio or a balcony.

HOME AMENITIES Tour each apartment the facility has to offer: studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Are the apartments large enough and can they meet the needs of the person

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