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Despite the fact that the majority of participants CASEY’S CORNER (from page 9) failed to adhere to a heart-healthy lifestyle, the data clearly showed that some or all of the group’s sevshake can and say a firm “NO.” When your dog stops en steps reduced all causes of death. Only the truly jumping, praise her. Repeat this four or five times. If dedicated among us will meet all seven steps, but the benefits of meeting at least four benchmarks for your dog is shy, a firm “NO” may be sufficient as opposed to a loud noise that may scare her. heart health still reduced risk of death by nearly 40 This will help, but you still need to train yourself percent. This further supports the idea that Ameriand this pooch in the basics. Without training, the cans can be moderate in their quest for lifelong problems are endless. health. Simply do your best to be as healthy as Remember, don’t get rid of the dog, get rid of the possible, and the long-term benefits will be clear. problem. Because so few patients follow the basics of heart-healthy living, doctors must refocus their TUES., JAN. 26 efforts from treating acute conditions and chronic Woof! review carefully. Double check:  Phone Number(s)  Spelling  Pri disease to promoting and encouragingPlease prevention. As the executive director of The Longevity Center Dog trainer Matthew “Uncle Matty” Margolis is co-author at St. Vincent in Little Rock, Ark., I believe strongly of 18 books about dogs, a behaviorist, a popular radio and television guest, and host of the PBS series “WOOF! It’s a Dog’s that educating our patients on how to stay healthy Life!” Read all of Uncle Matty’s columns at the Creators Synand understand their illness is the key to better dicate website at www.creators.com, and visit him at http:// care. It should be the cornerstone of health care www.unclematty.com. Send your questions to dearuncle.gareform. Bob’s Clock Repair zette@unclematty.com or by mail to Uncle Matty at P.O. Box Our plan to achieve these goals is by emphaBZ 4C 3300, 26x Diamond Springs, CA 95619. sizing “couple care,” where husbands and wives 2010 CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC. Jan. 31, COPYRIGHT 2010 V6-No.6 or friends and loved ones should see their doctor together. Our “couple care” patients can see their physician at the same time, which provides an incredible opportunity to understand each other’s health problems and avoid misunderstandings. In Howard Miller • Ridgeway • Sligh • Antique addition, it fosters a support system that confers a We also Service, Repair and New repair Wall, greater chance of following direction. This approach Mantel, Movements from Germany to health promotion extends not only to the physiShip’s and 31 years Cuckoo Ad Proof: cian but also to nutritionists, physical therapists and Clocks experience BOB’S CLOCK SHOP social workers. Bram’s Carlsbad / San Diego / Desert Communities We create a team environment, covering the 1/16th page, B&W, 26x discount rate Servicing Coachella Valley on Fridays & Saturdays spectrum of disease prevention, to help our paCall for In-Home service appointment Nov.stay 21, ‘10 - May ‘11 the approach, health tients healthy. No 15, matter 760-729-5121 -or- 1-800-734-5121 promotion [Volumethrough 6: Issuelifestyle #48 -changes Vol. 7: should #25] be the foundation of any medical system. But true change Corrections due by:effort 3 pm, Thurs. 11/11/10 will require a concerted from physicians, patients, friends and neighbors. Our entire community must work together to achieve lifelong health.

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We are retired and both in our late 70s. Since there are so many things we would like to accomplish while we still can, we’ve developed the habit of making long to-do lists. Although we know we will be unable to accomplish some of them, such as cruising around the world, we believe these goals help lift our spirits and keep our attitudes positive. Doug Mayberry makes the most of life in a Southern CaliWe even kid our family that we can’t die until fornia retirement community. Contact him at deardoug@msn. AIR GREENS we’ve completed our list. For us, the list gives BEL com. To find out more about Doug Mayberry and read fea6th pg. us reasons to get out of bed and start doing tures by other 12th, 2010Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit things. To us, it’s like the daily responsibility Dec. the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. of walking a dog, which we do not have, or taking out the trash. However, some of our friends chuckle at our ambitions because of our age, RY AS! and maybe they are right. Do you think we’re R E TM being a little ridiculous?

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