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CEDR announces new board members


Warrenton Mayor Mark Kujala and Port of Astoria Commissioner Bob Mushen. Advisory board members are CEO Erik Thorsen for Columbia Memorial Hospital, Community Relations Manager Kristi Ward for Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill, Executive Director Susan Huntington ...

RV Parks Near Warrenton, Georgia


Warrenton, Ga., is about a two-hour drive east of Atlanta and one hour from Oconee National Forest. The J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir is a short trip to the north. The area is a popular destination for mountain biking, hiking and camping. The 18-hole ...

Georgia News Roundup


Information from: WSB-TV. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Deputy accused of drawing gun at Christmas party WARRENTON, Ga. (AP) — State law enforcement agents are investigating allegations that a sheriff's deputy hosting a Christmas party at his home ...

Warrenton PD opens up investigation into officers Facebook post


WARRENTON, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Warrenton police officer is suspended after he posted an inappropriate Facebook post regarding Michael Brown and the Ferguson shooting. "You just did too much," said Linda Wright, who lives in Warrenton. She's speaking to ...

Warrenton GA police officer Adam Harper View


What should be done in a small community in Warrenton GA? Should we be concerned about our youth? Should we be concerned about our fathers and sons? Should a police officer of the community speak such horrific words on a sensitive topic?

Warrenton Elects First Black Mayor


It was a big night of elections for many in Georgia, especially in the small town of Warrenton. Tuesday night, they elected their first black mayor. George Ivey knows it's a big deal in Warrenton, "I just want to make a change for the people." For Ivey ...

Warrenton, Ga., man wanted in Monday chase


Harlem police are looking for a Warrenton, Ga., man who led officers on a chase into McDuffie ...
who was leaving a suspected drug area on Gordon Highway near Lamkin Road on a 1995 Kawasaki motorcycle. Marlow didn't stop and continued west onto County ...

Frances Gilmer Jones (WARRENTON, Ga.)


WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances Gilmer Jones, 76, of Little Brier Creek Church Rd. entered into rest November 16, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Carl Jones. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 19, 2010 at Little Brier ...

Hazel N. Johnson (WARRENTON, Ga.)


WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Hazel N. Johnson, 82 of Quaker Rd. entered into rest October 12, 2010 at McDuffie Regional Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of Lynwood Johnson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Johnson ...

Willie Tom Gillom (WARRENTON, Ga.)


WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Willie Tom Gillom, 62, Warrenton, Ga., died Saturday, March 13, 2010. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Warren County High School Auditorium, Warrenton, Ga. Eulogist, Rev. Leroy Hudson. Interment in ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR WARRENTON

Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]



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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]




How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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