‘Professional patients’ need tough love

Perhaps it is because it has been more than nine years now since the doctor came in and told a perfectly healthy me, who had no reason to suspect it, that “Your biopsy tested positive. It was cancer.” Perhaps it is because, as someone told me at the time, this would one day seem like […]

Volunteer profile: Milz Bickley

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Name: Milz Bickley Residence: Pep Occupation: Retired operations manager for Greyhound bus lines. Volunteer: Bickley volunteers with the Community Service Center, Roosevelt County Healthy Council and Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative. Why he does it: Bickley believes we need to work to help our community be as well functioning as possible.

Health tips featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on choosing a career or life coach, staying healthy, and learning to make our dreams come true will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Judi Moreo is a motivational speaker and an author, and she’s going to talk about her latest […]

Healthy snacks featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on healthy snacks for kids, making happiness a choice and online room planning will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Mary Lee Chin is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert for the California Raisin Marketing Board, and she knows how important […]

Healthy desserts featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making healthy desserts and side dishes, and making art to wear or for the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Andrew Clarke, director of dealer development with Saladmaster, will demonstrate some healthy desserts and side dishes using a […]

Broadcast to feature craft tips

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on speech presentation tips, painting jeans and healthy eating for kids will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Robert Vartabedian will explain why it’s so important for every speaker to understand the various styles, needs and skills of effective speech […]

County extension classes keep seniors healthy

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Two free classes in Portales are offering diabetics a chance to learn how to use exercise and good cooking habits to stay healthy. Roosevelt County Extension is holding “Keep Moving, Keep Healthy” and “Kitchen Creations: A Cooking School for Diabetics and Their Families” classes starting in March. Extension Home […]

Holiday commercialism needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Some lessons are learned at great expense. For decades, editorialists, pundits and other commentators have implored us to stop the Christmas commercialism. They said people focus on purchasing goodies instead of the spirituality of Christmas. The relentless blather went on, year after year, even in the midst of […]

Learn to create ambiance

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on creating ambiance in the home, tips to motivate a child to get to a healthy weight, and making tassels for lampshades will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. According to Jill Roe, consultant with PartyLite, it doesn’t take a […]

Barbecue can be healthy

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By Liliana Castillo Justin Johnson said it doesn’t take much to change a backyard barbecue into a healthy meal. “Instead of using hamburger meat, use ground turkey,” Johnson suggested. “It’s a lot leaner and is high in protein. You can also get turkey hot dogs.” Johnson is a certified personal trainer in Portales and makes […]

Healthy holiday eating featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living I nformation on decorating cakes and cupcakes, healthy eating, and dying large quantities of fabrics will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Nancy Siler is the vice president of consumer affairs with Wilton Industries in Woodridge, Ill., and she […]

Healthy eating featured this week

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making purses from placemats, healthy eating habits for kids, and machine embroidery appliqué will be featured on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pat de Santis, spokesperson for Wrights in West Warren, Mass., shows how to make a trimmed purse from a […]

Small changes can help control time, lessen stress

Master Sgt. Michael McNeil The 27th Fighter Wing community is experiencing the effects of overload. Many are experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Our personal and work lives have gotten busier and more hectic, and we all feel pressed for time, which can make us feel overwhelmed and out of control. But life […]

Med group teaches children dental health

Airman Garrett Zachry February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an event designed to help children and parents focus on the importance of oral health and promote good nutritional habits. This year dentists and dental technicians from the 27th Medical Group Dental Flight visited three Clovis schools and the Child Development Centers. The staff spoke […]

National Nutrition Month promotes nutrition, physical activity

Capt. Mila French March is National Nutrition Month, which promotes the importance of good nutrition. Studies have shown that people who learn to eat healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle are more likely to remain physically fit later in their life. This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Step Up to Nutrition and Health.” Healthy […]

New food pyramid encourages healthy living

Melanie Salazar The food guide pyramid is a little flashier these days, and a little more specific too. MyPyramid, introduced in April of this year, added a little more color and even a person representing athletic activity to the old food guide pyramid that originally surfaced in 1992. Spawning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]

C is for … vegetables?

By Kevin Wilson We’ve been told time and again over the last few years about how obesity is becoming an epidemic. We’ve looked desperately for solutions, while we’ve looked inwardly and outwardly for who or what is responsible. I’ll tell you who’s responsible. It’s PBS. More specifically, it’s an offshoot of the network — its […]