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Healthy Living: Geriatric Emergency Departments On The Rise – 9&10 News

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Participants Sought for National Trial to Test Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle – Newswise

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Newswise (CHICAGO) One-third of Americans have metabolic syndrome up from one-quarter just ten years ago and it is underdiagnosed. Metabolic syndrome is a bundle of risk factors caused by common lifestyle choices that can lead to serious conditions like diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and some types of cancer. People are considered to have metabolic syndrome if they have at least three of its five indicators central fat (waist circumference of 40 inches or more for men, 35 inches or more for women), high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low HDL cholesterol, and elevated triglycerides.

The EnhancedLifestyles forMetabolic Syndrome (ELM) Trial, a multisite test of two lifestyle treatments for a dangerous cluster of sub-disease indicators called the metabolic syndrome, is now accepting applicants at five medical centers around the country.

Over the next two years, with funding from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, the ELM Trial, developed at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, aims to enroll 600 people who are at high-risk for chronic disease and are interested in managing this risk by optimizing their lifestyle. The partner sites are Rush in Chicago, Illinois; University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado; Geisinger Health System, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York; and University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.

"We need to see which approach is better at achieving a sustained remission in metabolic syndrome with lifestyle changes," says Lynda Powell PhD, MEd, preventive medicine chair at Rush Medical College, and the Principal Investigator of the ELM trial.

Until the serious medical conditions the syndrome causes emerge, these people may not feel ill. Different drugs are available to address the syndrome's markers, like anti-hypertension medication, but none of these drugs treat the underlying lifestyle cause of the syndrome.

The good news is that better lifestyle choices, like the ones ELM teaches, have repeatedly been associated with low risk for the metabolic syndrome along with low risk for the diseases it portends.

"We know that lifestyle change works," says Jennifer Ventrelle MS, a registered nutritionist and director of the ELM Lifestyle Program at the Rush University Prevention Center. Ventrelle, who is charged with making sure the ELM Intervention is administered consistently across all the participating centers, cites the Diabetes Prevention Program as one solid trial that showed the importance of lifestyle change on health.

The process is not always easy, though. "We know how to get people to change their behavior in the short term to eat better, be active, or stop smoking. The challenge is to get these changes to stick over time," Powell says.

For this trial, the first thirty eligible candidates will embark on the evidence-based ELM program at each of the five sites in January of 2020; signups will continue through spring of 2021. Participants will engage in the program for six months, and then will be followed for an additional 18 months, to allow for an assessment of how well they have been able to sustain the good habits they developed, and the health benefits they received.

The ELM program provides tools, methods and support for healthier eating, increased physical activity and stress management. Guidelines include making vegetables half of every lunch and dinner, exercising for at least 30 minutes on most days, and learning to be less reactive to stressors.

The Rush team has been studying a group-based version of ELM for nearly a decade. A "self-directed" option representing the best lifestyle information available in clinical practice today will be compared to the group-based program. Participants in both programs will receive a Fitbit to help them monitor their physical activity.

A condition of enrollment is a willingness to participate in either arm of the trial. Participants will not get to choose. The group approach, which has been shown to be effective, requires participants to attend meetings. While those can be helpful, they're time-consuming and may be inconvenient; from a public-health standpoint, groups are expensive and labor-intensive.

"Can we simplify this treatment?" Powell asks. Can participants get the same or better health results under their own direction, with only minimal contact with the program? That's an important question investigators hope to answer. "We truly don't know which one is better," Powell says.

Everyone in the self-directed arm will be assigned to a coordinator, and will receive a Fitbit activity tracker, access to the program's website, and monthly tip sheets for six months.

"They'll get the best lifestyle protocols we have in medical practice today, augmented by one of the best wearables (the Fitbit)," Powell says.

In the group-based program, participants will get most of those things, too. But instead of the tip sheet, group members will meet for an hour and a half weekly for three months, biweekly for an additional three months, and monthly for 18 months after that. They will also have access to the ELM website. They will learn, for example, to distinguish when they are eating because they are hungry from when they turn to food because it is available or they are bored or sad.

Participants in both arms of the program will report for three follow-up visits so their progress can be assessed. They will receive lab results and physical measures after each visit.

Not everybody with metabolic syndrome is interested in eating a healthier diet and undertaking a regular exercise program, but many people are. Powell says ELM can give those people a boost on their journey.

"We try to get people to see that living a healthy lifestyle is all about enjoying life, and having more energy and vitality," Powell says.

Anyone older than 18 who has three of the five markers for metabolic syndrome, does not have diabetes, can converse in English, and is committed to making healthy lifestyle changes, can apply to participate in the ELM Trial at one of its five sites. For more information, go to http://www.elmtrial.org.

To apply at Rush in Chicago, emailELMTrial@rush.edu, orcall Dan Lindich (312) 563-3756 or Joselyn Williams (312) 563-8790.

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Men and women subtly see their own health differently – Ladders

How secure you feel about your ability to keeping up good health habits and routines can depend on your gender, according to aMayo Clinic study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior.By surveying the members of a little-used employee wellness center, Mayo Clinic researchers were able to discern subtle ways that men and women saw their own health differently.

The study surveyed 2,784 users at the Mayo Clinic Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, an employee wellness center.

Our findings suggest that confidence in maintaining healthy habits can be influenced by gender and also depends on which specific habit is being assessed physical activity, for example, versus diet, says Richa Sood, M.D., a Mayo Clinic internist, co-author and designer of the study, said in a release.This is important information to keep in mind when designing wellness programs, to maximize their utilization and impact on employee health and wellness.

There has been some pushback about employee wellness centers recently, both in the media and in the research world. Back in April, a major study among warehouse workers found that workplace wellness programs may not be so beneficial after all offering no real effects on health outcomes.

Researchers wanted to learn about the under-utilization of employee wellness centers, and any possible gender-specific reasons why. They began by distributing 11,427 surveys to those wellness centers, and 2,784 completed surveys came back. Of those, 68% were women, and the average age across genders was 49.

The survey questions about users health status and health conditions, their confidence in keeping up healthy habits, their stress levels, and social life. Men and women reported comparable levels of stress, and they both reported to be in favor of healthy living, according to the study. More men reported having hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and tobacco use than women. However, there was no significant gender difference in the perception of personal health.

There were some differences, although at first glance the men and women respondents seemed fairly similar.

We were surprised by the finding that men felt they were as healthy as women despite having more medical problems, Dr. Sood says.

Women had lower self-reported levels of physical activity and felt less confident that they would keep up their exercise.

This difference may have cultural roots because gender has been shown to influence self-efficacy, particularly for physical activity, said Dr. Sood. (Psychologist Albert Bandura has defined self-efficacy as ones belief in ones ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplish a task.) Self-efficacy is not a gender-specific trait, said Dr. Sood. Still, understanding gender differences among working adults can help optimize employee wellness services.

In general, employee wellness centers across the country remain underused, despite their status as an $8 billion industry.

I am personally not convinced that lunchtime yoga and mason jars of trail mix are the antidotes to our global epidemic of workplace stress and burnout, wrote Charlotte Lieberman in the Harvard Business Review. For all the attention (and money spent) on workplace wellness, the jury is still out on whether these programs are really beneficial to our health.

Amit Sood, M.D., a study co-author, owns the Global Center for Resilience and Wellbeing. Dr. Richa Sood is his spouse. Other authors reported no conflicts of interest or financial disclosures.

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At CIIE 2019 Panasonic Showcases Solutions to Help Bring to Life China’s "Healthy China 2030" Vision – Business Wire

SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic Corporation took part in the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019, which was held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10.Under the theme, "Limitless Care for Healthy Living," Panasonic showcased health and welfare products and solutions that reflect its unique health values. With these products and solutions for a healthy life and aging society, Panasonic aspires to help bring to life China's "Healthy China 2030" vision. Panasonic also introduced its cutting-edge technologies that contribute to the business scene.

[Video] #CIIE 2019 Panasonic Highlights - The 2nd China International Import Expo https://youtu.be/CbvZClNirQc

Panasonic Booth HighlightsSolutions for a Healthy Life and an Aging Society1. "Healthy Environment Unit"With the evolution of sensing and data analytics technology, spaces and devices will be able to sense the changes your body undergoes, and make suggestions that will help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. In the "vital sensing bedroom," a comfortable sleeping environment will be created with sensors that analyze your heartbeat, number of breaths taken, how many times you turned in bed and AI that optimally controls the lighting, temperature, humidity, and scent based on past data.

In the bathroom, the "Vital Sensing Toilet" will take your heartbeat and blood pressure measurements and utilize AI to determine your stress level and make suggestions to help you relax. And when using the sink, the "Smart Mirror" will measure your weight and body-fat percentage to introduce menus and physical training methods best suited to your physical condition.

[Video] For Healthy Life - Panasonic #CIIE 2019 https://youtu.be/TGiYXZDv5BU

2. "Barrier Free Villa"Panasonic proposed compact, highly-functional and stylish renovation ideas that help the elderly live independently by alleviating their burden. Examples of bedroom environment renovations featuring Made in Japan solutions that are really well thought through, and elderly-friendly products for care facilities such as electronic beds, lighting, etc. were showcased.

Moreover, the elderly may not be as confident about their walking as they had been before. "Walking training robots" introduced at the exhibition are equipped with AI-enabled control technology that automatically analyzes the walking ability of the user and provides appropriate walking training with the optimal physical load to help elderly remain independent.

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3. "Healthy and Comfortable LDK Environment"In the comfortable LDK environment where users can have easy access to information about their health and how they may better manage it, Panasonic showcased its transparent OLED, which blends into the interior and creates the environment optimal for the family's health or for the scene as well as a mock sky window that adds brightness and openness to the space and a kitchen with ample storage and ingenious hacks for chores.

[Video] For Living, Dining & Kitchen - Panasonic #CIIE 2019 https://youtu.be/I4kYSBpQbPw

4. "Food Safety and Security"Utilizing cutting-edge technologies accumulated to date, Panasonic proposed an end-to-end solution ranging from food production, precooling warehousing systems, low temperature transport, and refrigerated warehouses.

5. "Air Quality"This section introduced and demonstrated solutions that deliver excellent air quality for both homes and centrally cooled/heated facilities.

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6. "Home Appliances"In the "Cooking" area, Panasonic introduce a tajine pot that lets you cook without water, a 3-in-1 oven range that can steam and bake in a short length of time, partial freezing and nanoe technologies, as well as a compact-big, large capacity refrigerator. With respect to "Beauty," Panasonic introduced its high end X series including its unique drier that moisturizes hair and makes it silky smooth, ion effector that moisturizes skin from the keratinous layer with high molecular osmosis, and a RF facial massager to make skin nice and firm.

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Advanced Technology1. "Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell"From building energy consuming towns to new, sustainable towns. Panasonic introduced the pure hydrogen fuel cell, which supplies energy generated by utilizing hydrogen created from renewable energy.

2. "Potential for Reuse, Industrialized Housing"Improving the lives of 60 million people who work on construction sites is an important social issue in China. Panasonic proposed solutions developed with its business partners that are capable of providing temporary housing quickly to these construction sites, temporary medical care and event venues.

3. "Data Archiver"This scalable disc library solution can store the ever expanding volume of data over long periods of time. It is a high capacity data recording device that can store petabytes (PB) to exabytes (EX) of big data or video content.

4. "Media Integration Studio Solution"This advanced media integration solution will reinvent the TV program production process.

5. "Spatial Presentation Solution"The 360-degree projector and human sensors work together to create a truly immersive viewing experience.

6. "Factory Automation"Panasonic introduced solutions that can optimize every area in the factory and contribute to factory automation and personnel savings.

7. "Filing Management Solution"Equipped with a high performance scanning technology, this filing management solution is optimal for governments, as well as financial institutions and educational facilities.

8. "Let's Note/Toughbook"Panasonic showcased its state-of-the-art products that help improve efficiency at work sites.

9. "Olympic and Paralympic Games"This section introduced Panasonic's history and category as the Worldwide Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Panasonic Booth OverviewPeriod: November 5 (Tue) - 10 (Sun), 2019Location: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) 5.1H B4Floor space: 1,004 m2Exhibition theme: "Placing customers first, always - for a happy mind, happy body"Content: Health and welfare solutions, cutting-edge technologies

CIIE 2019 Panasonic Official Website (Chinese)https://panasonic.cn/about/brand-story/CIIE2019/ Here you will find a description of the Panasonic booth, what the venue was like during the exhibition, media coverage, as well as other information about CIIE 2019.https://panasonic.cn/cna/healthy-life (Chinese)Panasonic is introducing a wide range of content about its health and welfare business, including interviews with experts from various fields such as construction, medical, beauty, psychology, etc.

About PanasonicPanasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 582 subsidiaries and 87 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 8.003 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2019. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: https://www.panasonic.com/global.

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Grant will explore low vision’s impact on healthy lifestyle behaviors – UAB News

People with vision impairments face substantial challenges in tasks of everyday living that can significantly limit their participation in healthy lifestyle choices.

Laura Dreer, Ph.D.Laura Dreer, Ph.D., associate professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been awarded a grant from the Obesity Health Disparities Research Center at UAB to examine how low vision impacts engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors and weight management and risk of obesity.

People with vision impairments face substantial challenges in tasks of everyday living. These trials can significantly limit their participation in physical activity, healthy dietary intake/nutrition, and lifestyle behaviors. For example, vision loss often interferes with meal preparation, cooking, grocery shopping all of which can impact healthy eating choices. Additionally, problems with restricted vision can also affect balance, mobility and orientation, limiting physical activity and routine exercise.

As such, this type of sensory loss may be associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices that influence greater risk for obesity and secondary health conditions in comparison to individuals with good or adequate sight.

While there is a growing amount of scientific literature documenting the higher prevalence of obesity among people with physical or intellectual disabilities versus people without disabilities, there is a limited amount of obesity research specifically studying people with a sensory disability affected by limited or low vision. Further lacking is the availability of empirically validated weight management and lifestyle programs tailored to the challenges confronted by people with this particular disability.

Dreer and colleagues preliminary data supports this notion withthat weight classification prevalence rates ranging from 53 percent obese, 26.5 percent overweight and only 20.5 percent normal weight among those diagnosed with progressive eye diseases. These rates highlight the health disparity for obesity among persons with a vision-related disability compared to the national rates among those without a disability.

She said this public health issue is particular problematic in the Deep South where obesity rates are much higher compared to other regions of the country.

Dreer and colleagues also found that higher body mass index scores, measured objectively, were significantly associated with being older and having a lower annual household income, poorer perception of health, minority race, greater number and type of chronic health conditions, slower physical activity levels and less intensity, greater sedentary behavior, greater worry over health, and poor sleep.

Greater vision impairment was significantly related to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and sedentary behavior. However, on a promising note, 70 percent of the sample expressed an interest in losing weight and improving their health behaviors.

As part of the new grant, Dreer and colleagues will expand upon this preliminary work by proposing to further understand the unique challenges related to limited or no vision that interfere with participating in important lifestyle behaviors that are critical for managing weight and overall health. Results will then be used in the second part of the project to inform the adaptation process of an evidence-based and theoretically driven lifestyle and health program tailored to the unique challenges this population.

Local community partners will also participate in this innovative effort.

The ultimate goal is to translate the resulting program into health, recreation or sport-related organizations and agencies locally and nationally, she said. Other formats people with for people with low vision can access from their home are also being developed.

This grant is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities Research (NIMHD: U54MD000502) of the National Institutes of Health

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Coolgreens to Open Third DFW Restaurant in Old Town – RestaurantNews.com

Healthy lifestyle eatery to start construction for early 2020 opening

Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Coolgreens is set to bring its signature chef-inspired menu to the Dallas community when it opens in Old Town in early 2020!

Located at 5500 Greenville Ave., Ste. 504 in Dallas, construction handled by Dallas-based JM Consulting Solutions on the 2,060-square-foot restaurant will begin in December.

Over the last 10 years, Coolgreens has evolved into a go-to destination for guests looking for more than experiences. More than just a high-quality, fresh, fast dining experience; Coolgreens provides menu offerings that cater to all lifestyles. More than a fast casual restaurant; Coolgreens is dedicated to making the markets it serves better places to live. More than a chain; Coolgreens aligns with partners who are passionate about serving and educating their communities on the benefits of healthy living.

Coolgreens has partnered with Franchisee Benny Farzad to sow the seeds of health when it plants its roots in Dallas.

I am thrilled to bring Coolgreens to the vibrant Old Town community, Farzad said. Coolgreens encourages a healthful lifestyle that feeds your life in a convenient fashion. We look forward to engaging with the community, and we hope it soon becomes a delicious neighborhood eatery for those seeking nutritious food in a friendly atmosphere.

Serving refreshing salads, wraps, grain bowls, and sandwiches with fresh ingredients prepared daily in each location, Coolgreens is guided by its commitment to integrity and good food. Coolgreens strives for transparency, ensuring that guests can see everything that goes into their dishes. With dressings made in-house daily and delicious chef-driven items curated, Coolgreens aims to meet the needs of different diets and lifestyles in a clean, welcoming environment.

Coolgreens winter opening is expected to bring up to 35 jobs to the Dallas area. To learn more about Coolgreens, visit https://coolgreens.com.

About Coolgreens

Coolgreens is a healthy lifestyle eatery committed to making the communities it serves a better place to live by creating healthy, fresh, made-to-order creations. The menu caters to a variety of lifestyles and diets, featuring signature salads, wraps, grain bowls, and sandwiches. Founded in 2009, Coolgreens currently has nine locations throughout Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Coolgreens was named one of Fast Casuals 2019 Top 100 Movers & Shakers and one of USA Todays Best Airport Grab-And-Go Dining destinations.

For more information, please visit coolgreens.com. For more information on Coolgreens franchising opportunities, visitfranchise.coolgreens.com.

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Toms River Pediatrician, Dr. Charita Y. Csiky Featured in 2019 Top Doctor Edition of Healthy Living Magazine – PR Web

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Dr. Charita Y. Csiky of Pediatric Affiliates in Toms River, New Jersey was reviewed and approved by NJ Top Docs for 2019. Dr. Csiky is a board certified pediatrician and was recently featured in NJ Top Docs 2019 Top Doctor edition of Healthy Living.

Found on page 46 in Healthy Livings Highlighted Directory, Dr. Csiky is featured among other reviewed and approved pediatricians across New Jersey.

The goal of NJ Top Docs magazine, Healthy Living is to provide New Jersey residents with a complete informational resource to assist them in choosing a local highly qualified healthcare provider at no cost.

Dr. Csiky has been featured in each Top Doctor edition of Healthy Living since 2015. 2019 marks Dr. Csikys fifth consecutive year of being reviewed and approved as a NJ Top Doc.

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OU Receives Grant to Expand Healthy Living Efforts in Pontiac – Patch.com

Oakland University professors Laurel Stevenson and Jennifer Lucarelli will oversee a new grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund that will expand the university's collaborative efforts to promote healthy living in and around the city of Pontiac.

The two-year, $400,000 award will be used to initiate a community-based program called "Prescription for a Healthy Pontiac."

The program builds on the efforts of OU and other community partners to connect residents with local resources to improve nutrition and exercise habits. It will focus on "social prescribing" to encourage healthy eating and active living. Going beyond traditional health care, social prescribing connects individuals to non-clinical services and community resources to support health and well-being.

"We hope to facilitate and create a culture of healthy eating and physical activity within families with children and seniors, reduce loneliness and social isolation among seniors, and strengthen community relationships," Stevenson said.

Along with Oakland University, the program will be supported by the Healthy Pontiac, We Can! Coalition and the Oakland County Health Division, in collaboration with three major clinic sites in Pontiac the Gary Bernstein Community Health Clinic, Honor Community Health and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's Mercy Place Clinic.

With an emphasis on reaching families with children and seniors, the program will offer integrated health education sessions focused on healthy eating across the lifespan; cooking on a budget; creative cooking with herbs and spices; incorporating physical activity into daily living; stress management; relaxation techniques and other topics.

Community surveys indicate that over half of Pontiac residents do not meet recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption or physical activity, and statewide data indicates residents have higher death rates for diabetes and heart disease compared to state and national data.To address these disparities, the program will also increase offerings for fruit and vegetable voucher redemption and engage in community asset mapping to identify additional free and low-cost physical activity opportunities.

To learn more about Oakland University's collaborations with the city of Pontiac, visit oakland.edu/studentaffairs/pontiac-initiative.

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Kim Kardashian Dragged Kourtney Kardashian for Wanting Healthy Candy at Their Daughters Birthday Parties – Cosmopolitan.com

Kourtney Kardashian has been publishing all her favorite lifestyle tips and tricks on her Poosh website, but we didnt need a whole platform to know that shes all about healthy living and being mindful of what you put in your body. In fact, shes so into that lifestyle that its really starting to get on Kim Kardashians last nerve.

In a new clip from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim let Kourtney have it when Kourtney said she wanted only healthy candy, which feels like an oxymoron, at North West and Penelope Disicks Candyland birthday party.

The video starts out with them riding in the back seat of a car and with Kim asking if Kourtney had any ideas for the party. Kourtney goes, Yeah, healthy candy! So Kim was like, Its Candyland, Kourtney! Its not gonna be healthy. Kourtney disagreed and said she was going to look into it.

A few seconds later in the confessional, Kim went in on her and said Kourtney was basically being a buzzkill. She shared, Kourtney has this vision of no sugar or no disgusting chemicals in candy. Its like a completely sugar-free, gluten-free, party-free, fun-free zone because Kourtney has decided that it just doesnt make sense.

Flashing back to their car ride, Kourtney said, Theres just better solutions to your dated candy thats literally food coloring that gives people diseases. But when she mentioned that this wasnt on brand for her, thats what set Kim off. Kim clapped back with, This is about a kids party. This is not about your brand....Then why does your car have leather seats? Why are you wearing plastic glasses?

Speechless, Kourtney sat back. But in the confessional, Kourt got the last word and concluded that Kim has a dated vibe to be like that.

Whew! I am exhausted and in need of some real candy after that fight! Like, the hard stuff! Someone bring me a Kit Kat!

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