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Welcome to Our Quarterly Newsletter.

{FIRST_NAME}, welcome to our newsletter. We've made some changes here at AM Warner Insurance. You'll notice a few updates in our product area on our website.

AM Warner Insurance is proud to announce that we now offer long term care insurance and Medicare supplements from a wider range of companies. We found the few offerings we had in the past did not address the range of health conditions we were experiencing with potential clients. We can now help almost everyone we work with. Make sure you give us a call for a quote. We'll compare the various companies for you to provide you with not only the best price but the best coverage given your health.

The other thing you'll notice about our website is the addition of our blog. A blog is a daily diary sort of thing. We use ours to educate you on a variety of topics. Please visit our website and view our blog under the Resources Tab.

As always, I hope you find this newsletter educational and entertaining. Please feel free to share it with others. We always appreciate comments and suggestions.

Best Regards,

Allison Warner

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Summer Travel Tips for Pets

Your Pet Needs a Vacation Too!

Your pet wants a vacation too!If you plan on taking your dog or cat along on vacation, for a weekend get-away or other summer traveling, here are a few things to remember:

  • Bring food and water from home.  The last thing you want is for your pet to have digestive problems when you're on the road.  Bring your pet’s dish to make him/her feel more at home.

  • Call ahead.  Many places do not allow pets.  Make sure it’s OK to bring your pet before you leave. 

  • Attach name tags to your pet.  If your pet already has a name tag, make sure the information is up-to-date and readable.

  • Pack a lead and tie out.  Attach the lead before you open the door for your pet’s safety.

  • Bring toys.  To keep your pet from being bored, be sure to bring his favorite toys.  Balls to fetch outside and bones to chew on in the car to keep him occupied, will help a great deal.

  • Cover the seats.  A shedding pet will change the appearance of your car seat forever.  Hair is tough to get out.  Keep your car looking clean.

  • Stop often on long trips. Get out of the car to allow pets to relieve themselves and get some exercise.

  • Clean up after your pet.  Keep the great outdoors great, and have consideration for other.  Have a supply of Dispoz-a-Scoop bags on hand.

  • Travel on an empty stomach. Car sickness is more likely if your pet has a full stomach.  If the trip is long, feed them a smaller amount than normal at least two hours before you leave.

  • Never leave your pet in a hot car. Don't do it even if you park in the shade.  Pets are unable to control body temperature as efficiently as humans and just a few minutes in a hot car could cause irreversible damage or even death.

  • Provide plenty of exercise before you leave.  This will help your pet relax and enjoy the trip.

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Colorful Fruit-and-Greens Salad

Light Summer Fare That's Tasty Too

A yummy salad is a healthy treat.The national 5 A Day for Better Health program is jointly sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the Produce for Better Health Foundation. Begun in 1991, the program has a simple goal: Get all Americans to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day for better health.

This salad recipe comes from the National Cancer Institute's 5 A Day Web site (www.5aday.gov). One plate provides three servings of fruits and vegetables all by itself.

Vinaigrette:

3/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pinch salt

Salad:

4 cups mixed salad greens, such as mesclun
1 orange, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup fresh fennel, diced
1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
1 Golden Delicious apple or Bartlett pear, cored and chopped

In a large salad bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients. Add salad greens and toss. Arrange fruit and fennel on top of greens and serve. Serves 4.

Nutrition information per serving: 95 calories, 1 g fat, 17 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium.

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The ABCDs of Skin Cancer

Some Forms of Skin Cancer Can Be Deadly

Check your skin regularly for changes in moles and skin texture.If you notice the signs, report to your doctor immediately. You call it a suntan. Your doctor calls it damaged skin. After all, that's what a tan really is. And damaged skin is more likely to develop skin cancer.

More than a million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year. An estimated 51,000 cases of melanoma, the most dangerous skin cancer, will cause the deaths of almost 8,000 people.

Most skin cancer is easily treated and often cured. The key is to notice it in time. And most skin cancers are first detected by patients rather than their physicians. For that reason, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you give yourself a monthly skin once-over. Examine your entire body, especially the back, scalp, soles of the feet and palms of the hand.

Look for moles that change appearance. Be alert to skin growths that bleed or scab for no apparent reason. If you notice such changes in your skin, consult your physician to get the benefits of early detection and treatment. The easy way to remember skin cancer warning signs is to know your ABCDs:

Asymmetry. A normal mole is round and symmetrical. A melanoma isn't.

Border. A mole has a smooth, even edge. Melanomas are often irregularly shaped with a notched border.

Color. Moles are a uniform shade of brown. Melanomas are often several different colors or shades, including a mixture of black, brown, red or white.

Diameter. Melanomas are usually larger than 1/4 inch across.

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A Little Humor

Lines to make you smile today!Lines to Make You Smile.

  • I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

  • I work hard because millions on welfare depend on me!

  • Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.

  • I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

  • Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive.

  • You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

  • God must love stupid people; He made so many.

  • The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

  • Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

  • Being "over the hill" is much better than being under it!

  • Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up.

  • I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.

  • He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless dead.

  • A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.

  • People who live in glass houses should make love in the basement.

  • Never read the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.

  • If you let a smile be your umbrella, then most likely your butt will get soaking wet.

  • The only two things we do with greater frequency in middle age are: urinate and attend funerals.

  • The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

  • To err is human, to forgive - highly unlikely.

  • Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?

  • Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Hyundai.

  • Living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

  • After a certain age, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead.

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Exercise Like a Kid

Finding an Exercise Routine You'll Love

You can make an excerse plan fun and stick with it!"The more you enjoy exercising, the more likely you'll stick with it," says personal trainer Debi Pillarella, of the American Council on Exercise. "Kids play these games just for fun, but you can get a healthier heart and slimmer body."

Jump Rope: Even without the "A, My Name is Allison" song, you'll tone your calves and build agility, strength and endurance. Just 15 minutes of vigorous jumping burns almost as many calories as a half-hour jog.

Hula Hoop: This targets your abs and obliques for that sculpted-waist look. For a tougher workout, try a weighted version.

Scooter: The standing legs gets stronger, while the pushing leg gets an endurance workout. "It's a great cardio exercise and will firm up the legs," says Phillarella. "Balancing works the core, trimming abs too."

Trampoline: Not recommended for children, but a high-intensity session on a mini-tramp burns about the same number of calories as running, without knee-jarring impact - just be sure you don't fall off.

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Alzheimer's Memory Walk Donations

It's That Time of Year Again

It's time to donate your time and money for the Alzheimer's Memory Walk.It is almost time again for the annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk. Allison Warner, president of AM Warner Insurance, has been actively involved in the Memory Walk for 4 years. Since Alzheimer's and cognitive impairments are the leading reason people need long term care and the largest claim cost, we feel that anything that can be done to help those with and affected by this disease is important.

The Louisville, KY walk will be held on Saturday, September 10th at the Riverfront Park. We will be there, so come and walk with us. We are always fortunate with good weather and it's only 1.3 miles. Anyone can walk that.

The Alzheimer's Association is providing for online donations this year. Follow this link: http://05louisvillememorywalk.kintera.org. Click on sponsor participant and then enter my name: Allison Warner. Our goal this year is to raise $1000. You can see we need your help in getting there. Even if you can only donate a few dollars, everything helps. There are options to donate with a credit card or online check. The online check enables you to enter the information (i.e., routing number and account number) from a check. You are always free to mail us a check payable to the Alzheimer's Association and we will ensure it is submitted on your behalf.

A donation of $4 or more will earn you a vinyl Memory Walk bracelet similar to the yellow Livestrong ones. I wear mine every day. It's a great way to show your support and help raise awareness. I'd like to thank you in advance for your help and support.

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July 2005

Contents

Introduction

Summer Travel Tips for Pets

Colorful Fruit-and-Greens Salad

The ABCDs of Skin Cancer

Lines to Make You Smile.

Exercise Like a Kid

Alzheimer's Memory Walk Donations

 

Allison M. Warner of AM Warner Insurance

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