February 2021 Edition of The Whistler

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.

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January 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 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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December 2020 Edition of The Whistler

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 position in relation to the sun, while Meteorological Winter is based on the three coldest months of the year. Now that winter is here, are you ready?

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October 2020 Edition of The Whistler

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.

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September 2020 Edition of The Whistler

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.

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August 2020 Edition of The Whistler

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 the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available.

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June 2020 Edition of The Whistler

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 Ticks
Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.
Walk in the center of trails.

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March 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.

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February 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 shape, and hold space for adult teeth. You should start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears. Brushing should occur at least twice daily with a soft bristled toothbrush. Children under 6 yrs still need a parent to help with brushing. For children 6 yrs and older, make sure that your child is not “rushing the brushing.” In addition, start using dental floss as soon as your child has two teeth that touch.

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