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Childhood Obesity Awareness

ARamthun | August 30th, 2019

Childhood is a time to explore and be active. While technology can help make our lives simpler, trends show that as technology advances, our children’s health worsens. Since 1980, childhood obesity rates have become much higher – from 5% to 18.5%. Each year in the United States, $14 billion is spent on health expenses linked…read more

Turning Neighborhoods Into Communities

ARamthun | July 17th, 2019

From hanging art and family photos to arranging your furniture, you put in a lot of work to make your house a home. What if you could do the same with your neighborhood and make it a fun, welcoming place to gather and connect with those who live around you? The good news: You can,…read more

Men’s Health Month

ARamthun | June 21st, 2019

June is all about the guys! Since 1994, the month of June has been declared Men’s Health Month. Here are some tips for helping men stay on top of their health this year: Prevention is important: In general, men see their healthcare provider much less than women. Many health conditions are preventable and prevention starts…read more

Eat Well by Eating Seasonally

ARamthun | June 6th, 2019

You can find just about anything you need year-round at the grocery store but shopping for in-season fruits and vegetables is better for your health and your community. Seasonal food is fresher, tastes better, and offers a great way to connect with local food sources. Now that farmers’ markets have opened for the season, you…read more

Mental Health Month – Steps For Improving Your Mental Health

ARamthun | May 3rd, 2019

What is mental health? Mental health and mental illness are often thought of as the same idea; however, they are quite different. Having good mental health does not mean that you are joyful and positive at all times. Mental health is something that all people have and it is measured by things such as how…read more

Put Up A Fight – The Importance of Immunizations

ARamthun | March 27th, 2019

Why are vaccines important? Vaccines play an important role in the health of infants and children. The diseases that vaccines prevent are dangerous and can even lead to death. In fact, vaccines help prevent a total of 14 diseases before a child even turns two! Since an infant or child’s immune system is weak, they…read more

Waverly Health Center and The W to Offer 5-Week Wellness Program

ARamthun | February 14th, 2019

Waverly Health Center and The W will host the Compass – Guiding You Toward a Healthy Life program beginning on Tuesday, March 26 at The W. The 5-week program meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., once a week on Tuesdays through April 23. The Compass program will help participants establish and maintain long-term, healthy behavior…read more

Radon Awareness Month

ARamthun | January 25th, 2019

What is Radon? Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas that enters your home through areas such as cracked foundation, walls, basement floors, and wells. Inhaling radon while outdoors may be less risky and is nearly impossible to avoid, however, it becomes a problem when the gas gets trapped indoors and rises to unsafe…read more

SIDS Awareness Month

ARamthun | October 19th, 2018

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has no known cause and occurs in infants less than one year old. It is also known as “crib death” because it often occurs when babies are asleep in their crib. SIDS is the leading cause of death between one month and one year with most deaths occurring before the…read more

National Food Safety Education Month

ARamthun | September 13th, 2018

September is National Food Safety Education Month Each year one in six people in the U.S. get sick by eating or drinking a contaminated food or drink. More than half of this population is under the age of 15. Food poisoning is more dangerous than many realize because it can cause serious health effects many…read more