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Health and well-being http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1653/all en When should Vermonters seek help with the flu? http://addisonindependent.com/201501when-should-vermonters-seek-help-flu <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BURLINGTON &mdash; If you have symptoms of flu and are at increased risk for complications (young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions such as asthma), contact your doctor or health care provider.</p> <p> That advice comes from the Vermont Department of Health.</p> <p> Flu symptoms include fever, headache, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and body aches. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can occur but are more common among children than adults.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27941">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501when-should-vermonters-seek-help-flu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont flu Health and well-being Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:47:18 +0000 Addison Independent 27941 at http://addisonindependent.com Wellness in a cup of tea http://addisonindependent.com/201302wellness-cup-tea <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15504" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201302wellness-cup-tea"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/tea5685.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tea5685.jpg" title="tea5685.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SAMANTHA ISENBERGER, CO-OWNER of Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury, prepares green tea recently. Teas can improve heart health and digestion. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Christy Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> Tea culture has been at the core of many civilizations around the world for thousands of years, and is still the most popular beverage in the world &mdash; after water. But did you know that in addition to being tasty and warming on a cool winter day, teas have <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/category/section/special-section">many health benefits</a> such as calming the stomach, improving digestion, and focusing the mind?</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15487">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302wellness-cup-tea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Health and well-being Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:21:03 +0000 15487 at http://addisonindependent.com Cold and snowy weather does not stop these two-wheeled commuters http://addisonindependent.com/201302cold-and-snowy-weather-does-not-stop-these-two-wheeled-commuters <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15505" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201302cold-and-snowy-weather-does-not-stop-these-two-wheeled-commuters"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/rebekkahandbike6042.thumbnail.jpg" alt="rebekkahandbike6042.jpg" title="rebekkahandbike6042.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY RESIDENT REBEKAH Irwin rides a bike from a California company that has an extended back end allowing her to carry two children and extra large saddle bags. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Despite sub-freezing temperatures this time of year, some Vermonters are bundling up extra warmly and making their way to work without the comfort of a heated car.</p> <p> For myriad reasons that include health and fitness, environmental responsibility, and financial savings, many members of the Addison County community choose to rely on bicycles as their primary form of transportation.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the way we enjoy getting around,&rdquo; said Middlebury resident Rebekah Irwin, of her family&rsquo;s dedication to biking.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15486">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302cold-and-snowy-weather-does-not-stop-these-two-wheeled-commuters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Health and well-being Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:19:59 +0000 15486 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison woman got support in cancer battle http://addisonindependent.com/201208addison-woman-got-support-cancer-battle <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12974" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208addison-woman-got-support-cancer-battle"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/HelenK0688.thumbnail.jpg" alt="HelenK0688.jpg" title="HelenK0688.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HELEN KAHRS OF Addison, a two-time survivor of cancer, recalls that, along with her support group, the cards and flowers people sent to her on a regular basis truly helped keep her strong and determined to win her battle against cancer. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> WEST ADDISON &mdash; By definition a survivor is one who endures adverse or unusual circumstances. That is a description that Helen Kahrs, 78, of West Addison, fits perfectly.</p> <p> First diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005, and then hit by a second cancer diagnosis five years later, today Kahrs can happily say that she is a true survivor after years of battling cancer.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12975">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208addison-woman-got-support-cancer-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Cancer Featured Health and well-being Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:50:01 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12975 at http://addisonindependent.com