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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 […]

October Edition of The Whistler

There are currently vaccines available for 18 dangerous or deadly diseases. There are currently vaccines available for 18 dangerous or deadly diseases. Over the years, these vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infants, children, adolescents, teens and adults need different vaccinations, depending on their age, location, job, lifestyle, travel […]

August Edition of The Whistler

August starts the 2018-19 school year at Reach-Up Head Start/Early Head Start Back to School Tips! * Use a planner * Create a family calendar and put it in a common location * Tackle big tasks first * Don’t procrastinate * Take breaks * Early to bed! * Avoid screens at least 1 hour before […]

July Edition of The Whistler

ALL ABOUT SUNSHINE Skin cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. Skin also helps control body temperature and stores water, fat, and vitamin D. The skin has several layers, but the […]

June Edition of The Whistler

OPIOID EPIDEMIC Of the estimated 2.1 million Americans currently in the grip of opioid addiction, many are women of childbearing age. The young-adult population has been hardest hit, proportionately, with nearly 400,000 adults ages 18 to 25 suffering from addiction to prescription painkillers (the vast majority) or heroin. Strict adherence to a birth-control regimen — […]