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Influenza Update 2018

An Update on the Influenza as it relates to Holmes County Public Health surveillance data indicates there has been significant Influenza Like Illness (or ILI) in Holmes County. The percentage of outpatient ILI visits have started to trend downward and emergency department (ED) visits are slightly above the statewide average. The frequency of ILI ED…
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Sugary Drink Habits Start Early!

Despite health messages to limit sodas and other sugary beverages, most American children drink them often, new government statistics show. Nearly two-thirds of boys and girls ages 2 to 19 drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage daily, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The national survey of dietary habits from 2011…
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The Warning Signs of Diabetes!

What Is Type 2 Diabetes and what are the warning signs? Type 2 diabetes can affect all people, regardless of age. Early symptoms of type 2 diabetes may be missed, so those affected may not even know they have the condition. An estimated one out of every three people within the early stages of type…
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Diabetes Friendly Dining!

A Diabetes Meal Plan When you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, eating a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats is crucial to controlling your blood sugar and weight. Some people find it helps to count carbs, too. So what’s a well-balanced dinner look like when it comes to Type 1 or…
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Health Tip: Choose Safe Personal Care Products!

Parents should pay attention to any chemicals that are included in a child’s personal care products, such as lotion or body wash. The Environmental Working Group suggests that parents: Always read ingredient labels, and don’t blindly trust marketing claims. Choose products that don’t contain fragrance. Avoid use of baby powder. Avoid products that contain the…
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