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Immunizations aren’t just for Kids!

2018-07-24T21:08:33-07:00July 24th, 2018|

It is hard to believe but the new school year is about to begin.  Time once again to review what immunizations will protect you, your children and those around you.  Below are the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommended immunizations for each age group.  2018 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old [...]

Smart Snacking

2018-07-24T20:58:50-07:00July 24th, 2018|

Snack Smart, Save Money, Time and Calories It’s completely normal to snack throughout the day. While it can be tempting to opt for the fast, easy (but unhealthy) options, taking a minute to snack smart can save you time, money and calories. Keep the following three tips in mind to help you snack smart at [...]

Artificially Produced Trans Fat

2018-07-19T19:13:00-07:00July 19th, 2018|

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that the artificially produced trans fats found in junk and fried foods contribute to more than 500,000 preventable deaths annually. The WHO is working to eliminate trans fats by 2023. What exactly is trans fat? Trans fat is vegetable fat that has been chemically altered by a process called [...]


2018-06-27T23:24:15-07:00June 27th, 2018|

Soft Drink Facts:                                             Regular soft drinks are filled with calories and have excessive amounts of sugar. Drinking soda actually causes your body to become dehydrated. Caffeine is a diuretic and will cause you to make more trips to the restroom. The acid in soda can wear away the enamel of your teeth. The phosphorous in [...]

Oral Health Affects Your General Health

2018-06-16T19:29:03-07:00June 16th, 2018|

Summer vacation time is here. Don't slip into vacation mode when it comes to oral health care. Your oral health affects your overall health. Oral health problems are also more likely with certain diseases or medical conditions. Oral Health and Nutrition If you have problems like missing teeth or tender gums, it can affect your [...]

Understanding Health Insurance Lingo

2018-06-02T21:50:34-07:00June 2nd, 2018|

Health Insurance lingo can be confusing.  As a result, understanding your benefits and what you may owe out of pocket can be difficult.  In order to make sure you are using your coverage effectively, it is important to understand some key health insurance terms. To better understand your health insurance, be aware of these terms: [...]

May is Mental Health Month

2018-05-30T00:41:26-07:00May 30th, 2018|

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally –it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health in order to help you achieve overall wellness. May is Mental Health Month; Shingletown [...]

Preventing Bullying – it’s up to all of us!

2018-05-30T00:39:15-07:00May 30th, 2018|

Parents, school staff, and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying. We can help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help Keep the lines of communication open. Check in [...]

Warning Signs of Bullying?

2018-05-01T23:01:54-07:00May 1st, 2018|

There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying—either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action against bullying. Not all children who are bullied or are bullying others ask for help. It is important to talk with children who show [...]

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