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 […]
Spring Activities Don’t waste away your whole spring sitting inside due to COVID 19… Instead, get out there and soak up the beautiful weather with these fun activities. Click here to continue reading the May 2020 edition of The Whistler.
March is National Nutrition Month® Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month®. This campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Click here to continue reading the March 2020 edition of The Whistler.
National Children’s Dental Health Month National Children’s Dental Health Month is held each February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health for kids. Many people assume that baby teeth don’t matter as much as adult teeth, however, they are just as important. Baby teeth help children to chew, speak, give the face its […]
WHAT ARE PHYSICALS FOR? Have you ever wondered why your child needs an annual physical? A lot can change in a child’s or teen’s health within a year’s time. By scheduling an annual physical, you are able to monitor the growth, health and development of your child in addition to safeguarding against potential physical problems […]
Fall Safety and Maintenance Tips Ultimate 8: Fall Home Maintenance Tips 1 – Check smoke detectors, fire extinguishers & first aid kits. 2 – Clean your chimney & fireplace. 3 – Check windows. 4 – Wrap indoor pipes. 5 – Inspect your roof. 6 – Inspect your heating system. 7 – Stock up on supplies. […]