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Did you know that you could save or improve the life of 50 very sick people by being an organ and tissue donor? There is no age limit to being a donor. Nearly everyone can donate tissues or organs or both. Do not assume that you are not healthy enough to donate. Organ transplant teams can decide that at the time of death.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way the body uses food for strength and energy. Much of the food we eat is broken down into glucose, a form of sugar. When glucose enters the blood stream from the gut, it needs be used or stored by the cells. The hormone insulin is responsible for regulating how much glucose can enter the cells. The pancreas, a fist sized organ lying behind the stomach, makes insulin.

Shape Up now has over 100 members! At the members’ request, we are creating new fun activities. First, we have started a walking group: SUV Roadsters. Any member can sign up and call a walk anywhere, anytime for folks to join. In a program for the community, Kari Bell, who cooks great recipes at the Thriftway demo section, is presenting "Friends with Veggies" every Wednesday. Learn new easy vegetable recipes and when possible, she will have the main ingedient on sale.

Do you feel at ease as you stand naked in front of a mirror? Are you truly relaxed during lovemaking, without distraction, worry or guilt? Do you feel completely free to express your sexuality?

Discomfort, uncertainty, or confusion about any facet of your sexuality can have negative consequences for all of your life, in all parts of your life. 

The Vashon Island Premiere of HOT FLASH HAVOC, the award-winning documentary from Executive Producer Heidi Houston will be in town for one night only on August 6, 2011. The film is enlightening, entertaining, humorous, profound, and a crash-course in what every woman needs to know about perimenopause and menopause. HOT FLASH HAVOC not only sheds insightful light on the confusion stemming from a decade of misguided facts