ARE YOU FLU READY? Take time to get a flu vaccine What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19? Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus first identified in 2019, and flu is caused by infection with […]
Extreme Heat With sizzling temperatures and recent heat advisories issued by the National Weather Service, there are many ways to “beat the heat.” Despite the high temperatures, the use of face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is still being encouraged. Public health officials are hoping people drink plenty of water and utilizing air-conditioning. […]
8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke 1. Know your risk. 2. Eat a healthy diet. 3. By physically active. 4. Watch your weight. 5. Live tobacco-free. 6. Manage conditions. 7. Take your medicine. 8. Be a team player. Click here to continue reading the June/July 2021 edition of The Whistler.
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 […]