Posts Tagged ‘prevention’

Preventing Mosquito Bites

Protect yourself from mosquito bites by using insect repellent. Apply an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered insect repellent that contains one of the active ingredients below: DEET Picaridin IR3535 Oil of lemon eucalyptus Para-menthane-diol 2-Undecanone Visit the EPA website to search which EPA registered insect repellent product is right for you. Make sure to always […]


Dealing with Stress

Stress is a reaction to a situation where a person feels anxious or threatened. Stress can be positive or negative depending on the situation. For example, a wedding can be a source of positive stress. Learning healthy ways to cope and getting the right support can help reduce stressful feelings and symptoms. After a traumatic […]


The Importance of Physical Activity

Physical activity or exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Physical activity can help reduce your risk of developing certain diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease. Strive to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Doing some physical activity is better than doing none. If you currently do no […]


Tips on Preventing Falls

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 fall each year? Falls are the leading cause of deadly injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Common reasons why older adults fall are: Chronic health conditions Vision impairments or muscle weakness Balance impairments Below […]


How to Prepare for Flu Season

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Flu season mainly occurs in the fall and winter with peaks between December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend […]