Winter 2004
Living to Be 100!
Feature Story

That’s the goal of this Stratford woman,who has learned to pay attention to her symptoms.

Alice Munley’s mother lived to the grand old age of 100. So Alice naturally thought of herself as a woman without health problems. She and her husband, Larry, were both athletic and physically active. They walked for 45 minutes every day, rain or shine.

Stratford resident
Alice Munley
In this issue...

1. ASK for a Free Heart Healthy Cookbook!
2. TALK to a Nurse
3. JOIN Project Heart Smart

You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, and it seems as if your life has been turned upside down. Now all at once you have a new diet; you have to monitor your blood sugars two or three times a day; you might even have to take medications. And failure to properly follow the guidelines can leave you feeling really ill. How will you and your family cope with all of these changes?

How do you cope when someone you love is ill and needs to have vital signs monitored daily? If a parent or other loved one is suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, or perhaps congestive heart failure, you know how their condition can change day-to-day.

What is this stuff, anyway? Is it a health hazard? Can it cause allergies in children and adults? How do you clean it up?

My 10-year-old son has developed a habit of blinking his eyes, stretching his neck, touching his nose, and making a little coughing noise. It’s been going on for months, and he can’t seem to stop. Should I be concerned?