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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010 Virgil Widby receives his Father of theYear boutineer. News from the Ena Mitchell-Senior Center By ILA BARKER/Ena Mitchell Senior Center We held our Father's Day Party June- 17, 2010. We paid tribute to all our Fathers. Our Fatlier of the Year is Virgil Widby. We pinned on a beautiful boutotiniSre and presented Virgil with the gifts donated by the local venders from our community. We give a hearty thanks to all those participants who stayed for our Father's Day Party. Many thanks to Brenda for taking pictures, and another special thank you to Glenda for providing the beautiful boutonniere. We wish to give a very special thank you to all who donated gifts for our Father of the Year. Following is a list of those who donated for our special event: Border Rock Shop/Verla's Western Wear, City of Lordsburg, Cot- tage House, El Charro Restaurant, Gold Hill Outpost, Kranberry's, Napa/Ramos Farms, Pizza King/Mama Rosa's, Ramona's Cafe, Saucedo's Supermarket, Smith Ford, Inc., Western Auto Associate Store, Belinda t)or making and decorating the beautiful cake.' Many, many thanks to each and every one of you. We express our gratitude to each of you for your willingness to participate in these special activities for our community, and for our senior citizens. Your support makes it possible for us to hold many of the special functions we plan for our seniors. We would like to thank all who participated in our Volunteer Banquet and annual Senior Prom on May 27. We had a wonderful time. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food that was pr9vided, the lovely music that we were able to dance to or just listen, whichever was chosen, the thank you gifts that were presented, and the certifi- cates of appreciation that were presented. Governor Bill Richardson sent certificates of appreciation to our volunteers, as did Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Tom Udall, and Representative Harry Teague, and from our own HMS Board of Directors. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our volunteers are a joy to have with us, and are a tremendous help to our staff and participants. Thanks to all the staff, Felicia Aguilera, and Michelle Barker for their assistance with the Banquet and Dance. Many Thanks to those who came out to participate and join us in show- ing our appreciation to all our volunteers. To any who assisted us in any way, (that I might not have mentioned), thank you very much. Submitted by TOPS/Milwaukee IN/ The month of June is tradi- tionally a special time to cel- ebrate the men in our lives. Just in time for National Men's Health Week, June 14-20, and Father's Day, June 20, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers a variety of tips and ideas to help improve a man's health and also can ben- efit the entire family. Whether you're a member of TOPS or simply a member of a family, employ the following informa- tion to begin a truly long-stand- ing journey to wellness. Sirnple, Healthy Ways to Honor Dad 'Time is a gift; give it to share it. Make a date for a regu- l'ar activity, and support each other in your healthy lifestyle. Commit to doing yard work to- Health hints for men can benefit .the entire family gether every Saturday or taking regular walks every other evening after dinner. Does he like to cook? Give him a healthy cookbook for his collection. Provide him with new grill accessories and encourage replacing unhealthy options with grilled fresh veg- etables, fish, .and seafood. Give him a surprise ac- tivity - a long bike ride, a day hike, doubles tennis with two other family members, or an afternoon Of golf. A subscription to a health and fitness or sports magazine that matches his in- terests will be a gift that keeps on giving sound advice for his healthy lifestyle. A healthy brain is a happy brain. Give him books of puzzles and brain teasers. Play board games with him and the rest of the family. Gift him with a mem- bership to TOPS to benefit from weight-loss support and wellness education. Visit www.tops.org for more infor- mation or to find a chapter near you. TOPS "Losers" Share Their Success Secrets "I used tricks I learned from TOPS, such as using smaller plates, to assist with portion control to help me reach 0[se sN0 805 S. Main Street Across from Saucedo's Oo00-T.-00'is 17a.gerous! Despite general knowledge about alcohol intoxication, drinking and driving and some of the long term medical consequences of alcohol abuse, few people realize that deaths from alcohol overdoses occur about as often as for other drugs. Alcohol poisoning is an overdose of alcohol and it happens when the blood alcohol level (the percentage of alcohol circulating in the bloodstream) rises to a danger point. At very high blood alcohol levels, a person loses consciousness and goes into a coma. In the worst cases, the drinker dies. The factors that affect your blood alcohol level include the following: ) How much food is in your stomach at the time you drink ) How strong the alcoholic drink is ) How quickly you consume the alcoholic drink ) How quickly your body metabolizes the alcohol You should also know that a person's blood alcohol level can continue to rise even while he or she is passed out. Even after a person stops drinking, alcohol in the stomach and intestine continues to enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body. It is dangerous to assume the person will be fine by sleeping it off Critical Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning: 4 Mental confusion, stupor, coma, the person cannot be roused Vomiting ,, ) Seizures Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute) Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths). Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness The amount of alcohol that causes alcohol poisoning is different for every person. It is not possible to accurately predict for each person what amount will cause them to overdose. When we hear of a person who has died as a result of alcohol poisoning,'typically one of two things happen: 1)the level of alcohol was so high that the drinker simply stopped breathing and his or her heart stopped beating, and 2) the person choked on their vomit Know the danger signals and do not wait for all symptoms to be present because the person who has passed out may die. If there is any suspicion of an alcohol overdose, call 911. 0000zsi.g is IM.ger0ud If you think you may have a drinking problem and want help, contact Border Area Mental Health Services, Inc. at (575) 388-4412 in Silver City, (575) 546-2174 in Deming ' and (575) 542-3304 in Lordsburg. This message brought to you by BORDER AREA, " MENTAL HEALTH By Marisela OgaslBAMHS Prevention Specialist SERVICES, INC. my goal." - Marcus Murphy; lost 59 pounds "Exercise has become a part of my lifestyle. I go to the lo- cal fitness center five to six times a week. I take walks with my wife, and I even play senior soft- ball three limes a week." - John Spinola; lost 118.5 pounds "At first, I could barely walk five minutes on the tread- mill, so I joined a group water aerobics class. My participation in water aerobics has paid off immeasurably." - Tom Carano; lost 131 pounds '1 filled out a weight tracker for the year in advance, planning what I'd lose each week, to keep me focused and on track. I also biked 20 to 30 miles daily pulling a 450-pound trailer!" - John Teague; lost 115.5 pounds Foods Just Right for Men We hear a lot these days about how important it is for women to eat certain foods con- taining specific nutrients. What about men? Are there foods men should eat for better over- all health? The answer is an un- equivocal, "Yes." In fact, there are several foods and nutrients. men should consume most days of the week for optimum health, as outlined by Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen, authors of the "YOU" series of books. 1. Fiber - Men need to eat at least 25 grams of fiber each day. While that can be daunt- ing, fiber is found in a number of sources, like grapefruit, soy- beans, and whole grains. If you're looking for whole grain products, make sure the ingre- dients read: "100% whole grain" or "100% whole wheat." 2. Eolate - Men can sig- nificantly reduce their risks for some kinds of cancer by eating food rich in folate. Take a suPPlement or add dark, leafy greens and orange juice to your diet. Men are advised to look for the words "folate" or "folic" on food labels and to get at least 800 mg each day. 3. Tomato sauce - It takes 165 raw tomatoes to equal ten tablespoons of tomato sauce. This juicy red fruit contains ly- copene, which can help fight cancer. Instead of eating all those tomatoes, enjoy ten table- spoons of tomato sauce per week and decrease the chances of arterial aging, heart disease, stroke, memory loss, and other conditions. 4. A handful of nuts - Men should eat walnuts, al- monds, and hazelnuts to get the powerful omega-3s, healthy fats with multiple benefits. It's good practice tO snack on some be- fore eating foods like pasta or corn on the cob. The fat in the nuts helps the stomach slow down and the body to more ef- fectively process the sugar from the carbohydrates in those meals. 5. Fish - Men also should consider eating a serving of fish three times a week. Tilapia, salmon, flounder, cod, and mahi-mahi are all good choices. They're high in pro- tein and low in fat and carry a low amount of mercury, a chemical that can increase the risk of heart disease and im- paired memory. TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the .original, nonprofit weight-loss support and wellness education organi- zation, was established more than 62 years ago to champion weight-loss support and suc- cess. Founded and headquar- tered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, TOPS promotes successful, af- fordable weight management with a philosophy that combines healthy eating, regular exercise, wellness information, and sup- port from others at weekly chapter meetings TOPS has about 170,000 members in nearly 10,000 chapters through- out the United States and Canada. Visitors are welcome to at- tend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. To find a local chapter, view www.tops.org or call (800) 932-8677. Little League-/ iVolleyball spec,a I $1 Eacii (Minimum of 12) HMS is expanding pediatric and family practice services! HM$ Medt[uare wekomes our rrewest physicmn, Or. Vladimir Spira. an een and board.certid dial.  a0uJd lib to Ihank Dr.Johnson rh yeao as HMS CMO. Dr. Johnson has rem to ng i[ients exdusivdy. To!her wth  and inlemai medicine ySk: brpn Dr. Vlaclimir Or, aon Dr. Spira Johnson Pahl Make your appoinlment this summer for immunizations, physicals and well-child checks, before school stads! Call Med Square: 575-388-1511 or 1-866-633-7773 www.hmsnm.org HIDALGO MEDICAL SERVICES I IIIIIII