Author archives: Jeanni Brosius

The Skinny On Pain Management

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By Jeanni Brosius :: Illustration by Jamison Mosley   ore than half of the adults in the United States suffer from one or more chronic health conditions, according the Centers of Disease Control For Disease Control and Prevention. “Ninety percent of those diseases have one common symptom, and that’s chronic pain,” said Dr. Meraj Siddiqui, pain [...]

The Resurgence of Batesville

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By Jeanni Brosius :: Photography courtesy of Main Street Batesville When Batesville set out to revitalize its downtown, it wasn't joking. Tucked in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this beautiful small town sits on the banks of the White River. Batesville's downtown has grown so much that Main Street Batesville director, Joel Williams, sa[...]

Health: Blue for Life

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month   almost 10 years, Joe Rantisi, 69, and his doctor watched his prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels fluctuate, however, biopsies revealed no prostate cancer. “I waited for the biopsies to reveal it, and in 2006, they finally found it and my doctor suggested waiting six months and monitoring my PSA levels,” Ranti[...]

Health: Stay Safe on the Water

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Water safety and injury prevention   has more than 600,000 acres of lakes and more than 9,700 miles of rivers and streams, and on a typical summer weekend these waters are filled with boaters. On many summer Saturdays, the Bennett family heads to the lake or river for a day on the water. When Brittany Bennett, mom of five, loads up her children [...]

Health: Health Risk Factors For Men

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One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and heart disease remains the leading cause of death among men.   statistics could be changed and reduced with simple annual checkups and early treatments. June is National Men’s Health Month, and while men are celebrated this month on Father’s Day, why not also bring about a[...]

Health: Communication is Key

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A healthy sex life is all about communication.   Many times, even in the most secure relationships, sex can be a difficult subject to discuss. But to facilitate a healthy sex life, communication and mutual respect are crucial. “Both partners’ needs should be met in a respectful way,” said Fred Wyand, director of communications at American Sexual [...]

Good Will: Keeping the Arts Alive

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Children who partake in the arts experience many benefits. Not only does this participation instill confidence, but being involved in the arts also improves a child’s cognitive learning, decision-making, math and motor skills and offers outlets for positive self-expression. Photography courtesy of Janet Warlick   public school budget cuts, unfortu[...]