We are grateful to Dr. Linda Earl for her work as Executive Director of Reach-Up. During her tenure as ED she has been an essential part of this organization. Linda has moved Reach-Up forward in a number of essential areas without ever losing sight of our mission to serve the young children of Central Minnesota. Thank you, Linda. Our best to you in your retirement.
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 influenza viruses.
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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. If air-conditioning is not available, seek public buildings such as malls during the heat of the day. Children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows rolled down or for a few minutes.
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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.
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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.
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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 home where at least one parent is dependent on or has abused alcohol.
• 100,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes.
• Alcohol-related problems cost America $224 billion in lost productivity, absenteeism, healthcare costs, crime and family related problems.
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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!
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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
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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 visit the emergency room due to bathroom-related slips and falls. The accidents that occur while bathing are often overlooked, but remind us the importance of recognizing bathroom safety.
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