Author Archives: Nikki Juntunen

August Edition of The Whistler

BACK TO SCHOOL ILLNESSES Now that your kids are back in school and we’re back to embracing morning routines (and nightly homework), we must also prepares ourselves for the inevitable: the back-to-school illnesses. Close quarters, sharing of toys and seasonal viruses lend to this phenomena of those back-to-school bugs. Arm your family with some simple […]

July Edition of The Whistler

WHY TALK ABOUT TORNADOES? Tornadoes have been reported in every state, and are more likely to occur during spring and summer. Thought they can happen any time of the day or night, they are most likely to occur between 3:00 and 9:00 p.m. Regardless of the location or time of year, if conditions are right, […]

June Edition of The Whistler

RETHINK YOUR DRINK Take a minute and think about what you drink in a typical day. Unless you are a true water lover, you may be getting some extra, unneeded calories through sweetened soft drinks, soda, iced tea, coffee, juice, and energy and sports drinks. In fact, sugary drinks are the number one source of […]

May Edition of The Whistler

STROKE AWARENESS A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. A stroke is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications. The good news is […]

April 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 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. Whether it is starting the day off right by eating a healthy breakfast or fueling before exercising, the foods […]

February Edition of The Whistler

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both American men and women. African American men are especially susceptible. So it’s good news that February is National Heart Month, since it inspires us to examine one of the most pressing health concerns in the United States and to make […]

January Edition of The Whistler

Winter Safety According to data from the National Safety Council, 25,000 slip, trip and fall accidents occur daily in the US. Snow, ice and freezing temps in the winter multiply the number of wet and slippery surfaces at work and the potential for accidents. Click here to continue reading the January edition of The Whistler.

December Edition of The Whistler

How to keep yourself and others healthy •Stay home when you are sick •Stay home if you have been exposed to a family or household member who is sick •Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue •Wash hands or use hand sanitizer •Remember that you are most contagious at the beginning of your illness Click […]

November Edition of The Whistler

Preparing for Winter. I bet you prepare for winter by pulling your jackets, hats, and gloves out of storage. If you are anything like me, this process of winter preparation gives you time to mentally brace yourself for the inevitably cold, and sometimes uncomfortable, months ahead. During the winter months, you take extra steps to […]