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Healthy Shingletown

2019-10-04T21:07:12-07:00October 4th, 2019|

All about a federally qualified health center. In Shingletown a federally qualified health center (FQHC) provides excellent outpatient healthcare for the people in our community, whether those people live on the streets or have private health insurance, Shingletown Medical Center is here for everyone. FQHCs, also known as community health centers, assure that healthcare is [...]

Cold or Flu?

2018-12-24T01:11:15-07:00December 24th, 2018|

The Common Cold Adults tend to get colds 2-4 times a year Children, especially preschoolers, may catch a cold up to 10 times a year Colds are common between September & April Cold and Flu Prevention Clean hands often with soap and warm water Keep your kitchens, bathrooms and toys clean Don't share drinking and [...]

Going to School Every Day Matters

2018-09-21T16:40:06-07:00September 21st, 2018|

Student attendance at school is an important, cost-effective way to ensure students are on-track to learn and succeed.  As many as one in seven students are chronically absent.  Chronic absence is an early warning sign of academic trouble and later dropout. Below are key messages that everyone in the community can use to help out [...]

What is Normal Blood Pressure?

2018-08-16T02:34:42-07:00August 16th, 2018|

High blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, heart, lungs and kidneys. Keeping your blood pressure within the normal range is important. But what's normal? That depends on your age and other factors. Blood Pressure Readings Blood pressure is expressed in terms of two numbers. The top number is systolic blood pressure. This is the [...]

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 [...]

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