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


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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August Edition of The Whistler


Now that your kids are back in school and we’re back to embracing morning routines (and nightly homework), we must also prepares ourselves for the inevitable: the back-to-school illnesses. Close quarters, sharing of toys and seasonal viruses lend to this phenomena of those back-to-school bugs. Arm your family with some simple preventive measures and knowledge about some of the most common back-to-school germs.

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July Edition of The Whistler


Tornadoes have been reported in every state, and are more likely to occur during spring and summer.
Thought they can happen any time of the day or night, they are most likely to occur between 3:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Regardless of the location or time of year, if conditions are right, a tornado can happen.

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June Edition of The Whistler


Take a minute and think about what you drink in a typical day. Unless you are a true water lover, you may be getting some extra, unneeded calories through sweetened soft drinks, soda, iced tea, coffee, juice, and energy and sports drinks. In fact, sugary drinks are the number one source of added sugars in our diet.

Some research suggests that when you drink calories, you aren’t as satisfied as when you eat the same amount of calories in food. This could lead to eating more calories than you need.

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May Edition of The Whistler


A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving
brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. A stroke is a
medical emergency. Prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimize brain damage and
potential complications.

The good news is that strokes can be treated and prevented, and many fewer Americans die of
stroke now than in the past.

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April Edition of The Whistler


* 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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