Mental Health Awareness Week

The Ripple Effect of Mental Illness -- Statistics on Mental Health from the National Alliance on Mental Illness Information and Resource Guide regarding COVID-19: https://nami.org/covid-19-guide PERSON People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population. People with serious mental illness are nearly twice as likely to develop these conditions.19.3% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experien...
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5 Tips for More Restful Sleep

Feel a little grumpy or slow to start your engine this morning? You probably are not getting enough sleep! Our bodies need sleep for healthy and balanced mental, physical, social, and emotional health. That's right. Sleep is so important, it impacts nearly every aspect of our well-being. So ladies and dudes, if you feel like you are not getting enough beauty zzzs, read the health department’s 5 Tips for More Restful Sleep: 1. MONITOR LIGHT Our sleep cycles are based on circadian rhyt...
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Materials for Businesses

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Power Your Walk

"Keep your face toward the sun, and shadows will fall behind you." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpAwRc-u9Ro Walking increases blood flow to the brain and improves your mood. The Mayo Clinic also has evidence that exercise positively affects the levels of certain mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain. Exercise may also boost feel-good endorphins, release tension in muscles, help you sleep better and reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Join the Mason...
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Health is Contagious

Eat a little better. Move a little more. We all know what it takes to improve our health. But often we do not reach our goals due to lack of support. At the Microclinic, Take Action 4 Better Health, set goals as a team of 2-6 people. You’ll receive points for achieving those goals and those points can be turned into prizes!  Every Microclinic, a healthy meal is prepared by Dietician, Bridget Lykins. This Microclinic it was the participants turn to cook a healthy meal! The Microcl...
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Have you herd?

How does community immunity work? Germs can travel quickly through a community and make a lot of people sick. If enough people get sick, it can lead to an outbreak. But when enough people are vaccinated against a certain disease, the germs can’t travel as easily from person to person — and the entire community is less likely to get the disease. That means even people who can’t get vaccinated will have some protection from getting sick. And if a person does get sick, there’s le...
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Power Outages – What to do when the lights go out

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Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may: Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.Cause food spoilage and water contamination.Prevent use of medical devices. PROTECT YOURSELF DURING A POWER OUTAGE: Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.Only use generators outdoors and awa...
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Holiday Health – Sleep

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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The children were nestled all snug in their beds….well...maybe not. The holidays are an exciting time for kiddos and stressful for adults which makes falling asleep at night more difficult. We want everyone to stay on the nice list this Christmas and adhere to bedtime so here are some healthy holiday sleep tips: 1.Try to keep a consistent sleep schedule by having your ...
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Holiday Health – Toy Safety

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All toys are not for all children Christmas is on it’s way and has many parents and children alike counting the days until St. Nick’s arrival. But we all know Santa Claus never comes down the chimney empty handed. And what does he leave under the tree? Presents! Toys in all shapes and sizes. All toys, however, are not for all children. Keep toys designed for older children out of the hands of little ones. Teach older children to help keep their toys away from younger brothers and sisters...
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Food Inspections

Follow-up Instructions Generally, follow-up inspections are necessary within 10 days if an establishment has any critical violations or within 30 days if it has a total score below 85 without critical violations. Follow-up inspections can be conducted on the same visit, if the problem is something the restaurant staff can correct immediately. A food establishment can also require more than one follow-up inspection. Some violations may warrant immediate correction. In any case, if the tot...
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