September 2021 Edition of The Whistler

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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August Edition of The Whistler

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. 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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June/July Issue of The Whistler

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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April 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 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 2021 Edition of The Whistler

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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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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