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Health and fitness briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 20

by Ken Raymond Published: November 20, 2012
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For more information or to register, call 951-2277.


Web conference on stress is set

Home Instead Senior Care franchises in Oklahoma are sponsoring a free “Family Caregiver Support Web Seminar” to help caregivers deal with stress.

In particular, the seminar will teach caregivers how to help their older loved ones cope with loss of independence.

The online seminar will begin at noon Nov. 28. Preregister at

The seminar is part of a monthly series developed with the American Society on Aging, a news release states. Preregistration is required for all seminars in the series.

“So many family caregivers are lacking the resources they need to cope with this fulfilling, yet stressful job,” said Jeff Huber, president and chief operating officer of Home Instead, Inc., in the release. “All topics provide the perspective of professionals who have background in and knowledge of the issues facing families caring for aging loved ones.


Keep gym clothes smelling fresh

A Nashville-based company has launched a line of laundry detergents designed for specific types of clothing.

Roux Maison, which provided samples to The Oklahoman, offers products for general clothes cleaning, as well as for delicates, athletic wear and swimwear. All detergents are “eco-friendly” and derive from natural ingredients.

The sports detergent and stain remover products are effective on sweaty, dirty workout clothes — removing odors without harming specialized fabrics. A news release notes that the detergent line “eliminates chemicals, toxins and irritants that can shorten the life span of garments.”

Prices vary, but a 16-ounce bottle of concentrated sports detergent costs $16.99. It is available in ambrosia, sweet tea and fragrance free options.

For more information or to buy, go online to


Talks focus on diabetes, cancer

Learn more about healthy living at two free health discussions in Edmond. The talks will focus on diabetes and lung cancer.

At noon Nov. 26, Dr. Caroline Merritt will discuss diabetes prevention, risk factors and the latest advances for those living with the disease.

At noon Nov. 28, Dr. Thomas Showalter will talk about treatment options for lung cancer and how to cope with a lung cancer diagnosis.

Both events will be at the Integris Health Edmond Memorial Conference Room, 4801 Integris Parkway, Edmond.

Lunch will be provided. Hospital tours will be available after the presentations.

To sign up, call 951-2277.

Compiled by Staff Writer Ken Raymond


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by Ken Raymond
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Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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