- ToledoTel Local Food Drive Continues
- Toledo School Board Conducts Special Meeting - Master Facilities Plan
- Wednesday’s Bingo Numbers
- Winterfest Weekend 2 Preview
- Health Corner: New Blood Pressure Guidelines - Hype vs Hope
Three photos depicting the final holiday touches by me on some downtown planters; the 'Big 5' by the boat launch were decorated with giant pine cones tied up with a red ribbon, and the 4 planters in front of the Gospodor Eagle sculpture have trimmings of colorful ornaments, pine cone garland, and red ribbons.
Correction: Gallery 505 December 2017 artists list from yesterday omitted two names -
- Karen Leback (hand made soaps)
- Richard Roth (pottery)
The Other Toledo apologizes for this omission.
December Theme: Gifts Under $100 Wednesday - Sunday through December 24.
Tonight: Toledo School District Board of Directors will conduct a Special Board Meeting - Facilities Master Plan - at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Toledo High School library. Public is invited to attend.
Today: Don't forgot to leave your food bank donation when you come in to pay your bill this month! Some lucky person is going to win the 43" HDTV.
Winterfest Weekend 2 Preview:
- Toledo Senior Center Pancake Breakfast
- Jingle Bell Run
- Letters to Santa Contest Entries Due
- Pic N’ Roll Music Show
Toledo High School Sports - December 2017:
Dec 7th BBB vs. Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Dec 8th GBB @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Dec. 9th Wrestling Girls & Boys @ Centralia 9:00 am
Dec. 11th BBB vs. Columbia Adventist 5:45/7:00 @TMS
GBB vs. Columbia Adventist 6:00 @THS
Dec 12th BBB @ Winlock 5:45/7:00
Dec 13th GBB @ Winlock 6:00 (varsity only)
Dec 14th BBB@Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
Dec 15th GBB @ Toutle Lake 6:00( varsity only)
Dec 16th BWR @ Tumwater 9:00 am
Dec 18th BBB vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
Dec. 19th GBB @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
Dec. 20th GWR @ Hoquiam
Dec 21st & 22nd BBB @ CWU Ellensburg
GBB @ CWU Ellensburg
Dec 29th BWR @ Mountain View 1:00pm
Health Corner: New Blood Pressure Guidelines - Hype vs Hope
Recent guidelines lowering acceptable blood pressure numbers triggered a spate of articles explaining how maintaining a low systolic figure factors in heart disease & stroke rates.
A recent New York Times article Q&A addressed why the new “normal” puts around half of all Americans in the higher risk category, how to calculate your own numbers, and what forces impact your BP:
For most people, a typical low-salt diet does not alter blood pressure very much. Reducing sodium might help if you can manage extremely low levels.*
Functional Medicine Practitioner Chris Kresser is one of today’s health mythbusters. This series he did on salt may have you rethinking its bad press as a dangerous element in your diet.
Beyond normal fluctuations in your blood pressure throughout each 24-hour day (nighttime readings are typically lower) and medications (antihistamines & cold
remedies, and steroids like Prednisone),
Other studies point to poor technique as the culprit in elevated readings. NPR posted a checklist last month for accurately achieving a reliable reading, while noting few health care workers followed these steps, many having no idea how failure to abide by them skews results. Has anyone performing this common test ever measured the circumference of your arm to ensure accurate results?
This information is not new. SunTechMed, maker of medical devices, reported in 2012 that a study from the American Heart Association originally published in 2004 addressed these very guidelines.
Since pharmaceutical remedies are costly and frequently trigger side effects including conflicts with existing medications, careful considerations of factors within your control - diet & exercise, lifestyle changes & stress reduction, insisting your healthcare professional follow AHA guidelines for performing blood pressure testing - can avert unnecessary treatment and assure accurate records.
It’s your right.
*09.21.2017 Health Corner: Salt + Fat cited findings that sharply reducing salt intake can backfire, blamed for serious chronic conditions like diabetes.
**YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
***Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively.
Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived. And miracles take place against all odds.
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