Category: Feature

Pumpkin-y Goodness

Cooler Temperatures. Falling leaves. Bringing in a bountiful harvest. The humble pumpkin. They all seem inseparable somehow, with the orange-yellow variety of squash calling upon our nostalgia for a simpler, close-to-the-land type of existence. No wonder many Atlantans drive 20, 30 and more miles to visit a pumpkin patch to scoop up a vegetable they rarely touch the rest of the year.

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Hemp Hype: Facts About CBD

Health journalists, researchers and pharmacists admit confusion about its efficacy and misunderstood name, making today’s CBD conversations livelier than ever. CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, but only when it’s above 0.3% in potency. Although industrial hemp and marijuana are both varieties of cannabis, they have been bred for different uses and can be distinguished by their chemical and genetic compositions.

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Life on the Lake

The growth in the crowd of older adults in the area seems to be picking up speed. For instance, in Hall County, one of five counties that touch the lake, the population aged 65 and older grew by 53% from 2000 to 2010, rising from about 9% to about 11% of the total population, according to censusviewer.com.

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The Ever-Expanding Middle Age: Healthy Aging Month

Adding years can result in an extended middle age—and those years can become a double-edged sword, medical experts say. Increased longevity is a huge blessing for many. But with more years, there is an increased chance to develop chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and forms of dementia. The gift of more middle age years might be changing our lifespans and adding a more productive and creative period. Just don’t let it lead to an expanded waistline and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.

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