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Monthly Archives: October 2013

¡Un Halloween saludable! Posted on Oct 31

Halloween es uno de los días más dulces del año. Para la mayoría de nosotros, niños y adultos, Halloween es una excusa para disfrutar con una gran cantidad de dulces.   Afortunadamente, este día escalofriante puede ser saludable y a la misma vez divertido.  Se preguntará   …Continue Reading ¡Un Halloween saludable!

Halloween Safety Tips! Posted on Oct 24

Halloween Safety Tips!

Trick or treat! It’s that time of the year again, when kids hit the streets in their spookiest costumes in search of sweet goodies and holiday fun. Halloween can be a stressful time for parents, as we worry about our children’s safety. Whether your child   …Continue Reading Halloween Safety Tips!

Self-Acceptance: The Key to Being True to Ourselves Posted on Oct 24

Self-Acceptance: The Key to Being True to Ourselves

“I wish I was built like Ryan Gosling.” “When am I going to get that job promotion?” “She looks so fit in her vacation pictures.” “If only I had those new shoes I saw at the store.” “I hate my calves.” “I’ll be happy when…”   …Continue Reading Self-Acceptance: The Key to Being True to Ourselves

Working to Understand the Causes of Birth Defects Posted on Oct 21

One out of every 33 infants in the United States is born with a birth defect. And although birth defects are less common than other adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight or prematurity, they are still the leading cause of death in the   …Continue Reading Working to Understand the Causes of Birth Defects

A Healthier Halloween! Posted on Oct 21

A Healthier Halloween!

Halloween is one of the sweetest days of the year. For most of us—children AND adults—Halloween is an excuse to indulge in a frightening amount of candy. Fortunately, this spooky day can be healthier and still be fun. How?  Read on! ·         Hand out non-food   …Continue Reading A Healthier Halloween!

Highlights from the October 16th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Oct 16

Highlights from the October 16th Public Health Council Meeting

The October 16th monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included consideration of one Determination of Need (DoN) request from an area health care facility, followed by a pair of updates for Council members on the status of proposed amendments to regulations, and finally an   …Continue Reading Highlights from the October 16th Public Health Council Meeting

Taking the Longfellow Way Posted on Oct 8

Taking the Longfellow Way

As I go to check off the box, marked “Other,” to register my car-less commute for Walk/Ride Day, I look wistfully at the options listed there. Walking? Not a bad idea, but that might take too long. Rollerblading—sigh, won’t that impress friends and colleagues? Canoeing,   …Continue Reading Taking the Longfellow Way

Keep your child safe! Stay up-to-date! Posted on Oct 7

Keep your child safe! Stay up-to-date!

Disease prevention is a huge part of public health, and it is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Immunizations can protect both the people who receive them and those with whom they come in contact. Over the years, vaccines have prevented   …Continue Reading Keep your child safe! Stay up-to-date!

Lee: ¡Los libros son buenos para tu salud! Posted on Oct 3

Lee: ¡Los libros son buenos para tu salud!

Hay algo especial al sostener un libro de papel y tinta en las manos. Me encanta la sensación y el olor de las páginas, y el hecho de que no hay un resplandor proveniente de la pantalla del computador o del teléfono. Es sólo el   …Continue Reading Lee: ¡Los libros son buenos para tu salud!

Creativity Buffers Against Life’s Challenges and Brings Fulfillment Posted on Oct 1

Creativity Buffers Against Life’s Challenges and Brings Fulfillment

Growing up, I played the drums. I loved the sounds I was creating, and the beats and rhythms gave me a sense of peace and stability. Drums were the rhythm of my life, helped me keep a steady pace, and provided a healthy balance between   …Continue Reading Creativity Buffers Against Life’s Challenges and Brings Fulfillment