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Thanks to everyone that made the SCARECROW CLASSIC 5K 
and 1 MILE WALK such a marvelous event!

For Scarecrow Classic Results and Times

Thanks to Alston Carlisle for 
Facebook Live Streaming the Event. 
Check out the Awards Ceremony!
For Race and Event Photos
(courtesy Theresa Hornung)  
Here are the 5 things we thought were
worth sharing with you this week:
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March 26-27, 2020


for the first time
in 8 years

SAME great CONFERENCE in an all new place and all new space. Save the date today and watch #5Thoughts for more information as it becomes available.

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Tea has been a popular beverage since antiquity, with records referring to consumption dating back to the dynasty of Shen Nong (approximately 2700 BC) in China [ 1 ]. Tea is consumed in diverse ways, with brewed tea and products with a tea ingredient extremely prevalent in Asia, especially in China and Japan. It also is more fashionable than ever in western countries. A growing literature has demonstrated that tea intake is beneficial to human health, including mood improvement (e.g., anti-stress) [ 2 4 ], risk reduction of cognitive decline [ 5 8 ], cardiovascular disease prevention [ 9 ], lower cancer incidence [ 10 11 ], reduced mortality [ 12 13 ].

These benefits of tea are derived primarily from the effects of its constituents: catechin, L-theanine, and caffeine. In both animal and human studies [ 14 16 ], catechin has been found to be beneficial to cognitive health, showing enhancements in memory recognition and working memory performance compared to the intake of placebo [ 14 ]. Kimura et al. discovered that L-theanine plays a positive role in anti-stress by reducing stress-induced heart rate and salivary immunoglobulin A (s-lgA) during a stressed mental arithmetic task [ 3 ]. The beneficial effect of caffeine on cognitive functioning was reported at least two decades ago [ 17 ] and replicated by recent studies [ 18 19 ].

Although individual constituents of tea have been related to the roles of maintaining cognitive abilities and preventing cognitive decline, a study with behavioural and neurophysiological measures showed that there was a degraded effect or no effect when a constituent was administered alone and a significant effect was observed only when constituents were combined [ 20 ]. The superior effect of the constituent combination was also demonstrated in a comparative experiment [ 21 ] that suggested that tea itself should be administered instead of tea extracts; a review of tea effects on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) [ 22 ], found that the neuroprotective role of herbal tea was apparent in eight out of nine studies.

CLICK HERE - while sipping on your "Earl Grey - Hot" .
Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after he was knocked out during his bout with Charles Conwell on Saturday night in Chicago.

Day, 27, succumbed to a  traumatic brain injury he suffered that night , according to a statement from his promoter, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment.

"He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend and trainer Joe Higgins," DiBella said in a statement. "On behalf of Patrick's family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the prayers, expressions of support and outpouring of love for Pat that have been so obvious since his injury."

"All I wanted to do was win. If I could take it all back, I would," Conwell wrote. "No one deserves this to happen to them. I replay the fight over and over in my head thinking what if this never happened and why did it happen to you."

After Conwell, a 2016 Olympic boxer, knocked Day out in the 10th round, Day appeared to be down for several minutes as a medical team rushed in to assess his injuries. Eventually he was taken out of the ring on a stretcher, and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

DiBella said that Day didn't need to box as he came from a good family, was educated and could have made a living in some other way.

CLICK HERE to read more .
2019 Maryland Rural Health Conference

 Driving Rural Communities towards Equity, Prevention, and Personalized Health Care

Mark your calendars! The Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA) is pleased to announce the 2019 Maryland Rural Health Conference October 20 – 22, 2019 at the  Harborside Hotel – National Harbor  in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
DRAFT AGENDA  now available!
For the detailed PreventionLink Pre-Conference Draft Agenda click  HERE .

Please consider becoming a Conference Sponsor! Your support helps further the MRHA Mission: To educate and advocate for the optimal health and wellness of rural communities and their residents.
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When something at work isn't going smoothly, managers struggle with what part of the problem to tackle first. Do they start with cost reduction? Or should they go for process improvements first? The authors—who have helped hundreds of companies and individuals change and improve—say spend time and money adjusting the  systems  in which people operate, rather than targeting people and their performance directly. The authors show that it's in fact possible to change everything at once—with a focus on making such transformations permanent and repeatable.

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The book outlines a process for engaging all employees to buy-in to an improved vision of an organization's new and improved future.

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