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DeBarra Mayo

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To maintain good health requires good nutrition and a healthy dose of exercise.
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Erie Times, SportsWeek, March 3, 1986

 
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I tell children from all over the country that it's good to eat healthy and nothing to be ashamed about, ... They know me from the Subway commecials and can relate to what I'm saying. Here at the Little League World Series you have a great age group that I'm sure wants to stay healthy, but not all are sure how to do it. Ultimately they make the decision, but parents need to educate their children on what's good and not good to eat.

 
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I am deliberately rejecting our present easy distinction between sickness and health, at least as far as surface symptoms are concerned. Does sickness mean having symptoms? I maintain now that sickness might consist of not having symptoms when you should. Does health mean being symptom-free? I deny it. Which of the Nazis at Auschwitz or Dachau were healthy? Those with a stricken conscience or those with a nice, clear, happy conscience? Was it possible for a profoundly human person not to feel conflict, suffering, depression, rage, etc.?
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To love God is to have good health, good looks, good sense, experience, a kindly nature and a fair balance of cash in hand.

 
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As you can see, I'm in good health. I have no message; just tell them, please, that I went to my death quietly and in good health.

 
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