Treat Yourself Herbally

Stuck in quarantine? Waiting for COVID test results? Or simply feeling personally victimized by the year 2020? Take some "you" time by treating yourself to these herbal recipes for pampering. Use herbs from your garden at home or come visit the Community Herb Garden located by the Buffalo Trace District Health Department. Try a Basil Herb Splash To make it, add a handful of basil leaves to very hot water. If you like, toss in some rose petals, which are astringent. When cool enoug...
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Take a COVIDcation

The great state of Kentucky has a lot to offer when it comes to natural wonder. There are several places on both the Kentucky and Ohio side of the river families can travel to within an hours drive of Maysville. Taking a COVIDcation by getting out of town is a great way to hit the mental reset button during the pandemic. While outside it is totally plausible to do social distancing. Read about some of the great destinations that are basically in our own backyards. 1. BLUE LICKS BATTLEFIE...
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Focaccia alle erbe

The Community Herb Garden is fresh for the picking; created in partnership with the Buffalo Trace District Health Department, Master Gardeners and the City of Maysville. Herbs are wonderful to have on hand for fresh cooking but what exactly can you use them for? Our Pinterest inspiration. Focaccia bread art is a fun and creative way to use fresh herbs for kids AND adults. Derived from an ancient Roman flat bread recipe, focaccia bread can be found most readily in modern times in ...
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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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