We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
Eat right - From cooking to food shopping, get tips for choosing smart foods for your family.
Get Active - Learn how to make family time active to maintain a healthy weight.
Reduce Screen Time - Step away from the screen! Find out how to limit computer and TV time.
Stress. It's a killer. In fact, it is THE killer. Read More
Disease (AKA "Dis" "Ease") is caused by stress and it comes in forms of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Whether it's physical inflammation causing pain or emotional distress causing insomnia or external forces bearing down on us, it is all stress.
About 1 in 6 (17%) children in the United States has obesity. Certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health condition. While there is no simple solution, there are many ways communities can support children with their journey to good health. Read More
Numbness or a pins-and-needles sensation in your hand is no laughing matter. Your symptoms may be due to a stretched or compressed nerve on the outside of your elbow. Read More
Make sure your vaccine records are up to date! Read More
“It is my belief, you see, that thinking is a double phenomenon like breathing.” – Asimov
If you have ever watched the classic television series House — you’ll find that every medical mystery is solved in the most unusual moments. Without fail, House’s uncanny ability to problem solve, kicks in while he sits in the hospital cafeteria, mid-sentence while talking to a team member or any other situation where he doesn’t outwardly appear to be focusing on the problem on deck. Read More
The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center encourages county residents to take precautions against ticks, which can carry diseases such as Lyme disease. Once considered a rare illness in Lake County, Lyme disease is becoming more common in the area. Read More
Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. If you know what to look for, you can spot warning signs of skin cancer early. Finding it early, when it’s small and has not spread, makes skin cancer much easier to treat. Read More
Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Read More
Allergies to pollen and mold can make the outdoors seem off-limits, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
For people with allergies or asthma, the march of the seasons can seem like a pollen parade, starting when trees pollinate in the spring, followed by grasses and the release of mold spores in the summer, and ending with ragweed in the fall. Read More
The Better hearing Institute (BHI) reports that recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just your hearing. BHI is working to raise awareness of the link between hearing loss and other important health issues. As part of its awareness and outreach efforts, BHI is encouraging adults of all ages to take the free, quick, and confidential online hearing check on the BHI website. Anyone can take the online survey to determine if a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing professional is needed as a next step. Read More
May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
What Causes or Triggers Asthma?
People with asthma have inflamed airways which are sensitive to things which may not bother other people. These things are “triggers.” Read More
Should You See an Audiologist?
Answer the following questions to help you decide if you should make an appointment to have your hearing checked with an audiologist. Read More
In depth resources for School Health Issues and School Wellness. Read More
In a go-go-go world, it's easy to attribute being tired to the hustle and bustle of daily life. But there might actually be underlying reasons. Before you reach for another cup of coffee, reevaluate your habits. Whether it's getting up and moving, taking a quick snooze or packing in the protein, check out natural remedies that could put more pep in your step. Read More