Posted by: Disease Management & Health Promotion Team in: ● December 24, 2011
This Christmas there will be numerous block buster movie releases. Companies know that families are often looking for entertainment during the holidays and head to the movies. Let’s ignore the monetary cost of the tickets and take a look at what is in the snack bar treats or the “calorie cost.” Wow! The largest size [...]
Posted by: Disease Management & Health Promotion Team in: ● December 23, 2011
With each passing year, Passport to Fitness is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and their families in Stanly County. We are constantly thinking of ways to provide that extra support to the teachers and to always push the goal for overall health and wellness for all. With this thought, Passport [...]
In honor of all the Black Friday festivities, make sure the shoe fits before walking out the door! Fit or fashion? Which is more likely to guide your choices when purchasing shoes? Statistics from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) suggest it’s the latter. The AAOS reports that one in six people experience foot [...]
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Before you start preparing your feast, take a few minutes to read this holiday food safety story in the Stanly Health Information Library.
Knowing your headache triggers can help keep your holidays merry. The holidays, “the most wonderful time of the year,” can be the most stressful time of the year as well, and for some people that means more headaches. The National Headache Foundation (NHF) offers these tips on avoiding headache triggers during the holidays: Avoid last-minute [...]
It’s no trick to keep Halloween a treat. These tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) can help your family avoid Halloween hazards: Choose safe costumes. Buy or make costumes out of flame-resistant materials such as polyester and nylon. Avoid masks that make it difficult [...]