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Is your roof ready for the rigors of winter?

Like squirrels gathering nuts or birds migrating south, like it or not, we’re in the throes of preparing for winter. But before you dive under a blanket with a good book, have you thought about your roof’s readiness to weather the season? Have you taken a walk around your home to look for missing shingles or discoloration? There are two...

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What’s the difference between working out and personal training at Alloy Personal Training?

Evan Ferwerda opened Alloy Personal Training in Fairlawn this summer to offer people the best-case scenario of modalities: trainer-led workouts with the accountability of small classes in a state-of-the-art facility with advanced equipment. Once people discover it, after a few classes, they’re hooked. “I had an idea we would be...

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One of the best gifts you can give

One of the most important gifts you can give to your loved ones is a very special gift you give to yourself: the gift of good health. Let me explain. Our loved ones depend on us for our wisdom, our parental abilities, our ability to join in and be a part of things. Maybe you’re at the stage where your kids need help moving into their college...

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Hearing loss and cognitive load

As we all know, different centers of the brain perform different functions. But when we experience hearing loss, these brain centers can become rewired to help make up for the deficiency in hearing. This affects our cognitive load and can lead to stress, anxiety, and even cognitive decline. For example, at a dinner party we may have difficulty...

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Talk with kids about funeral planning

Planning your final wishes is a gift parents can give their children that has profound and long-lasting repercussions. The emotional component to bereavement can be devastating for any family. Making blind decisions at this time only adds stress for siblings. Perhaps a parent passed away unexpectedly, or their wishes weren’t detailed in...

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