MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many face. Click here to continue reading the May 2021 edition of The Whistler.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month • Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States • One in every 12 adults suffers from alcohol abuse or dependence. • More than half of all adults have a family history or alcoholism or problem drinking. • More than 7 million children live in a […]
March is National Nutrition Month® Tips for Successful Meals Preparing food at home can be a great way to save money, express creativity, & stay on track with healthful eating. However, cooking can also be a challenge. With a few tips & tools, cooking at home becomes a little bit easier for everyone! Click here […]
Vaccines Let’s talk about shots…Why Stay Up To Date on Vaccines? Here are several reasons why… *Vaccines aren’t just for kids. Vaccines are recommended throughout people’s lives. *Adults are at risk. Most illnesses, hospitalization, disability, and deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases occur among adults. Click here to continue reading the February 2021 edition of The Whistler.
National Bath Safety Month Throughout the month of January, take part in National Bath Safety Month. Before you grab the bubble bath and have a good soak, make sure you take a few precautionary measures to prevent an accident from happening to you or a loved one. Each year thousands of people of all ages […]
Winter The first of December marks the first day of Meteorological Winter. What does this mean? You’ve always heard that winter in the Northern Hemisphere starts on 21 December but that is the start of Astronomical Winter. The main difference between Astronomical Winter and Meteorological Winter is that Astronomical Winter is based on the Earth’s […]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ask your doctor when you should get a mammogram. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Click […]
All About Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia that targets the brain. Ultimately, Alzheimer’s damages a person’s mental ability and can cause symptoms such as memory loss in adults of all ages. Most cases are seen in individuals who are sixty years of age and older. Click here to continue […]
Adult Vaccines There Are Vaccines You Need as an Adult You may not realize that you need vaccines throughout your life. Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is one of […]
Preventing Tick Bites Before You Go Outdoors: Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals. Spending time outside walking your dog, camping, gardening, or hunting could bring you in close contact with ticks. Many people get ticks in their own yard or neighborhood. Avoid Contact with […]