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Watch out for Type Two Diabetes

Impact Urgent Care

This week we cel­e­brated Amer­i­can Dia­betes Asso­ci­a­tion Alert Day, a one-day call to action – held the fourth Tues­day of every March – ask­ing peo­ple to take the Dia­betes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for devel­op­ing type 2 diabetes.
 

Fighting Childhood Obesity Begins at Home

  • Eat break­fast every­day, and enjoy smaller-portioned snacks sev­eral times through­out the day.
  • Avoid food that con­tains exces­sive fat and sim­ple sugars.
  • Eat fam­ily meals. Com­mu­nal eat­ing encour­ages health­ier eat­ing habits.
  • Feed your kids only when they are hun­gry and avoid snack­ing in front of the TV or while play­ing video games.

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is the official Brain Injury Awareness Month. More often than not a brain injury is a life-changing event. Sometimes, a “simple” blow to the head can be the beginning of a misdiagnosed and misunderstood neurological disease. In order to prevent future complications and potentially save lives, individuals who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care.

 

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2011

Impact Urgent Care

Next week is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (Nov 6-12) and Impact Urgent Care wants to warn everyone about the dangers of driving under the influence of fatigue.

Protecting your Identity in the Cyber World

Dean Bentle

The following is an excerpt from the Better Business Bureau's website that I wanted to share with everyone.

Protecting Your Identity In The Real World

Dean Bentle

The Better Business Bureau has posted several entries on their website concerning Identity Theft. The following is an excerpt from their site: PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY IN THE REAL WORLD

Wipe Out Listeria

Eating food contaminated with Listeria can make you very sick and for those with an immature or compromised  immune system, it can be fatal.  One very important way to stay healthy is to wipe down your kitchen cooking surfaces and refrigerator regularly.   Use warm soapy water to clean up any spills immediately so that Listeria has less of a chance to grow.   Sanitize your cooking surfaces, refrigerator, chopping boards, microwaves, high chairs, etc.

Listeria Infections (Listeriosis) By Linda Ratner RN

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria found in soil and water.  Unlike many other germs, Listeria can grow in the cold temperature of the refrigerator.  It can also be found in a variety of different foods such as raw milk products, fruits, vegetables, processed foods, meats and seafoods.

 

With the recent outbreak from contaminated cantaloupes here is some basic information that may be helpful.

 

Celebrate Playful, Healthy Learning with Five Helpful Tips

The Goddard School

The Goddard School located in San Antonio believes that the basis for healthy learning is providing all children with active, playful lifestyles enriched with good nutrition. From Monday, September 19th through Saturday, September 24th, 2011, the educational preschool will sponsor The Goddard School Block Party event in an effort to spread the word to families in their community.

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