Health Awareness and Education

Sun Safety

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As we now have summer-time weather, we are outside more often! It’s important to remember that we need to protect ourselves from the sun! To protect your skin from too much sun, you can: Limit the time you are outside between 11 and 2, when the sun is at its brightest. Wear sunscreen when you […]

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Every Kid Healthy Week

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The last week in April is “Every Kid Healthy Week.” The week celebrates everyday actions we can take to improve the health of our families. Each day has a different theme: Mindful Monday: practice social-emotional learning to build resilience in your kids. Tasty Tuesday: Try new foods with your kids. Wellness Wednesday: Get moving! Activity […]

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Rethink Your Drink!

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This month, the CDC is reminding us to “Rethink Your Drink!” This is a way to avoid having too much sugar. People who drink sugary drinks are more likely to: gain weight get type 2 diabetes have heart, kidney, or liver problems get cavities How do you “Rethink Your Drink!”? Tips from the CDC include: […]

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Dealing with Omicron

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I’m sure you’ve all heard about the latest variant of COVID: Omicron. This version of the virus is currently infecting many, many people in our community. While the number of cases is scary, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and others. What can you do about Omicron? Get vaccinated if you aren’t […]

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Hello Neighbor Month

December is “Hi Neighbor” Month.

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December is a month of holidays, but it is also “Hi Neighbor” Month. “Hi Neighbor” Month comes from the idea of being prepared for an emergency. According to the CDC, social contacts are an important part of dealing with emergencies. FEMA found that 46% of people relied on neighbors after a disaster. But we don’t […]

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Recipe for a Safe Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner! The CDC recommends that all adults and children age 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine. To enjoy a happy and healthy Thanksgiving, remember to track local transmission rates, take precautions like wearing a mask and washing your hands, and get a booster shot if you are eligible.

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Hello Summer

Summer is Here!

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It’s time to be outside enjoying the sunshine during the day and the sunsets at night. It’s also time to be thinking about protecting yourself from mosquitos and ticks. Mosquitos are most active during the morning and the evening hours. They can bite you anywhere you are. Ticks are active throughout the day, you usually […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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Mental Health problems have been growing in the United States, with 1 in 5 U.S. adults and 1 in 6 youth facing mental illness each year. Less than half of those facing mental illness get treatment, however. If you are feeling sad or hopeless, anxious, angry, or scattered—you are not alone. It’s important to share […]

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