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61The Lovell Chronicle I October 4, 2012 North Big Horn Hospital provider Ken questions for Peggy Fowler about her test Saturday at the Lovell Community Center. Ferbrache, MPAS, PA-C answers results at the Health Fair held on PATti CARPENTER PHOTOS Visiting nurse Diana Ballinger talks to Lovell resident Laura Heron about the new visiting nurse program at North Big Horn Hospital. continued from page 1 run the program themselves. Around 780 Individuals from Barrasso chatted with resi-that can often be helped with diet "It's community volunteers the Lovell area took advantage of dents about everything from their and exercise. In fact, diet and ex- like John and Trish Mangus who the reduced price blood draw pro- own personal health issues to is- ercise often works better than the are remarkable people in this corn- gram offered through the fair. Par- sues affecting the entire state re- costly medicine for these things." munity," said Barrasso. "They are ticipants picked up the results of garding health care as he milled Barrasso makes a point to an example of the local volunteers their preventative tests on Satur- around the event, come to the fair every year. He who make the Wyoming Health day, where providers from North "If you want to get into the said he enjoys the one-on-one in- Fairs happen. It's the local peo- Big Horn Hospital were on handspecific things that we test for teraction with his constituents ple in Lovell who have made this to help them review their results here, we are looking at things like and is able to switch from govern- health fair successful." and to answer their questions,cholesterol, for example, which is ment issues to health related is- The health fair also offered something that people can some- sues with ease. information to individuals whotimes control through diet and ex- "Health fairs like this are Left, Jack Pearson picks up did not participate in the blood ercise," explained Barrasso. "An- about personal responsibility and his blood test results from draw program. Numerous health other thing is blood sugar. Many empowering people with informa- Cheri Bischoff at the Lovell booths, demonstrations and free people don't realize they are dia- tion they can use. This type of pro- Health Fair on Saturday. screenings were available, betic, and again, that is something gram works well in our state." BY PATTI CARPENTER North Big Horn Hospital is once again offering its free healthy living program called "Lovell's Biggest Loser." The pro- gram is free to hospital staff and commu- nity members and will be led once again by Dr. Deborah Brackett. The program will take place on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the multi-purpose room at New Horizons Care Center, starting on Oct. 11. A variety of topics will be covered over a 10-week period including nutrition, healthy cooking, fitness, workout routines that can be done at home, restaurant din- ing, recommended screenings, cardiovascu- lar health, BMI and glucose index, dealing with stress and negative eating behaviors. To make things fun, participants will have the opportunity to contribute a nomi- ram nal amount of cash to a pot of money that will be awarded to the "biggest loser" in the program at the end of the 10 weeks. This is the second time NBHH has of- fered the program. More than 40 people participated the first time it was offered, losing a combined total of 335.6 pounds as a group. Merna Winters of Cowley won the contest and the pot of money after los- ing 28.6 pounds or .097 percent of her body weight. By adopting lifestyle changes that she learned during the 10-week course, Winters has been able to maintain her weight loss. "Be there or be circular," said Dr. Brackett, who has lost more than 50 pounds herself and has inspired others to adopt a healthy lifestyle. For more information call 548-5201. 5th An.ual Oct, 6 Sweet specials all day long and extra sweet specials from 4-7 pm . Refreshments . Door prizes . Chocolate, lots of chocolate Please vote CONTINUED SERVICE In the past at the General Election y.re.rTuesday, November 6, 2012 4,000 rides were ,rovidedto North Big Horn Senior the citizens o,,o.,,,. Center and Ser ce District Horn County Senior Service 757 Great Western Ave., Lovell, WY District. 307-548-6556 Call us for a Proudly serving all North Big Horn County for over 30 years fide to the ~ Lovell. Cowley Byron Deaver Frannie polls! 548.o55o Caring for those who cared so much for us! iam.4pm Paid by North Big Hem Senior Service District Contact the Lovell Chronicle ... 548-2217 or lcnews@tctwest,net i . :.:i