In this Issue:
  • Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween
  • Wet Socks
  • Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.
  • Famous Last Words: Cell Phones and Driving
  • Essentials of Water Safety
  • Water: Myth or Fact?
  • 8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day
  • Simplify Your Life
  • Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!
  • Don’t ‘Waist’ Your Heart Away
  • Health and Safety

    Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween

    From candy to pumpkins to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and adults alike. However, it can pose dangers. To help make this year’s trick-or-treat a safe and fun time, follow these simple safety tips compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    CREATIVE COSTUMES:
    Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. …

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    Wet Socks

    What’s worse than wearing wet socks? Okay – wet, dirty socks. Or wet, dirty socks with holes. Ooh, ooh, the worst – cold, wet, dirty socks with holes.

    If your feet are in clean, dry socks with no need of mending, think for a moment about those not so lucky.

    Homeless shelters are continuously …

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    Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

    Will you be ready if disaster strikes?  Disasters, or devastating events-natural or human-generated, certainly can disrupt daily life. National Preparedness Month, held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a good reminder that we need to be ready to respond to emergencies.  Adversity can strike …

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    Famous Last Words: Cell Phones and Driving

    Driving to work this morning, I had to swerve to miss a driver who had crossed the center line. Thankfully, I was paying attention and he got back in his lane fairly quickly, so no one was hurt. I suspect the other driver never realized that he almost had a close encounter …

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    Essentials of Water Safety

    Summer is upon us and that means many of us will be enjoying pools, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Florida provides many opportunities for outdoor water recreation that we should enjoy responsibly and safely. Are you prepared to handle a water emergency? Do you have water safety rules? Do you know Continue reading »

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    Water: Myth or Fact?

    Summer has arrived!  During the summer months, especially along the Gulf Coast, it is hot and humid.  Keeping the body hydrated is important to maintaining good health.

    As the temperature rises in the summer and the body loses more water through evaporation and perspiration, it makes good sense to increase your intake of fluids.  Keep …

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    8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017, and it is a great time for us to celebrate our hard-working mothers. It is also a good time to talk to your mother about her health history. Knowing your mother’s health history may help improve your own health.

    According to the Centers for …

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    Simplify Your Life

    Simplify your life. What an easy thing to say! Unfortunately, sometimes putting those words into action can be anything but easy. For so many of us, things just seem to accumulate until clutter becomes a way of life. In fact, most Americans only use 20% of what we own. The other …

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    Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!

    It’s no secret that exercise is good for you and can improve your life in so many ways.  The idea of exercise can be daunting for some people, especially if you’ve never done it on a regular basis.  You don’t have to go to the gym and lift weights or run a half …

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    Don’t ‘Waist’ Your Heart Away

    Knowing your waist circumference is a simple way to determine if you are at risk for heart disease. A waist circumference larger than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women deems a person overweight per National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines.

    It is commonly known that being overweight is …

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