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Oct 01

Now that summer is over, many of us retreat indoors for the fall and winter months. The change of weather also marks the beginning of cold and flu season. Because there are no known cures for colds and flu, the goal is cold and flu prevention. This month's "How-to" Help Tip provides guidance on what an individual can do to help avoid getting and spreading cold and flu germs. read more

Sep 01

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us but fewer than 18% of adults in the U.S. eat the recommended amount of fruit, and fewer than 14% eat the recommended amount of vegetables. One of the easiest things you can do to help add more fruits and veggies to your day, is to try adding them to some of the things you may already be preparing at home. This month's "How-to" Help Tip gives some easy-to-follow examples. read more

Aug 01

Before we know it, our kids will be going back to school. And because many kids need a physical before school starts, it is a good time for adults to be thinking about scheduling their annual wellness visits too. This month's "How-to" Help Tip talks about "How to Prepare for Your Wellness Visit."  read more

Jun 01

While it doesn't seem like it today in the Pacific NW, summer is here and the sun will be shining in much of the country this weekend.  To help increase awareness about protecting yourself from the sun's ultraviolet rays, this month's "How-to" Health Tips talk about "How to Stay Safe in the Sun."  read more

May 01

The warmer weather is ideal for outdoor picnics and barbecues, but it also provides a perfect environment for bacteria in food to multiply rapidly and cause foodborne illness (food poisoning). To help increase awareness of important food safety measures, this month's "How-to" Health Tips talk about "How to Keep Your Food Safe This Summer."  read more