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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January 2020 Edition of The Whistler

WHAT ARE PHYSICALS FOR?

Have you ever wondered why your child needs an annual physical? A lot can change in a child’s or teen’s health within a year’s time. By scheduling an annual physical, you are able to monitor the growth, health and development of your child in addition to safeguarding against potential physical problems that could arise. Explore why an annual exam is beneficial for your child.

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October Edition of The Whistler

Fall Safety and Maintenance Tips

Ultimate 8: Fall Home Maintenance Tips

1 – Check smoke detectors, fire extinguishers & first aid kits.
2 – Clean your chimney & fireplace.
3 – Check windows.
4 – Wrap indoor pipes.
5 – Inspect your roof.
6 – Inspect your heating system.
7 – Stock up on supplies.
8 – Finish seasonal yard maintenance.

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September Edition of The Whistler

ARE YOU FLU READY? Take time to get a flu vaccine

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.

* While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common.
* Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
* Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community. CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October.
* Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for infants should be vaccinated instead.

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