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Monthly Archives: July 2018

¿Trabajas afuera? Aquí tienes 7 consejos para protegerte contra las garrapatas durante el verano Posted on Jul 31

¿Trabajas afuera? Aquí tienes 7 consejos para protegerte contra las garrapatas durante el verano

Las garrapatas son pequeños insectos que comúnmente se encuentran en áreas sombreadas, húmedas, boscosas o cubiertas con grama alta. Si trabajas al aire libre en cualquiera de estos entornos, podría estar en riesgo de picadas de garrapatas y las enfermedades que estas pueden causar. La   …Continue Reading ¿Trabajas afuera? Aquí tienes 7 consejos para protegerte contra las garrapatas durante el verano

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Month with Summer Breastfeeding Tips! Posted on Jul 31

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Month with Summer Breastfeeding Tips!

By Breanne Wilhite  While being close to your baby during breastfeeding is sweet and special, it can start to feel difficult as the summer heat rises. Not to mention summer time usually means more time on the go and outside. But don’t worry! There are   …Continue Reading Celebrate World Breastfeeding Month with Summer Breastfeeding Tips!

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases Posted on Jul 30

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

It’s Back To School season so make sure your child is up to date on all recommended vaccines. Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly   …Continue Reading Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

Work Outside? 7 Tips for Tick Safety This Summer Posted on Jul 25

Work Outside? 7 Tips for Tick Safety This Summer

Ticks are tiny bugs most likely found in shady, damp, brushy, wooded or grassy areas. If you work outdoors in any of these types of environments, you could be at risk of tick bites and the illnesses they can cause. The good news is that   …Continue Reading Work Outside? 7 Tips for Tick Safety This Summer

Sugar Shock! – Added Sugars Can Really Add Up Posted on Jul 25

Sugar Shock! - Added Sugars Can Really Add Up

I just read an article that sent me in to sugar shock!  A recent study found that 85% of toddlers between the ages of 19-23 months are consuming an average of a little over 7 teaspoons of added sugar on a given day.  That amount   …Continue Reading Sugar Shock! – Added Sugars Can Really Add Up

Highlights of the July 11th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jul 11

The July monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included two Determination of Need (DON) requests followed by a series of informational presentations from DPH subject matter experts. First, the Council took up a DON request from Sunbridge Healthcare, LLC for a substantial capital expenditure   …Continue Reading Highlights of the July 11th Public Health Council Meeting

Do You Know What’s in Your Beverage? Posted on Jul 10

Do You Know What’s in Your Beverage?

With so many beverages available in supermarkets and corner stores, it’s difficult to know what is good for us (and our kids!) and what isn’t.  Have you ever wondered if some of these beverages are as healthy as they actually claim to be? Labels on   …Continue Reading Do You Know What’s in Your Beverage?