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kids-sledding

Be Safety-Smart This Winter
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Jan 21, 2016

Before you and your kids hit the slopes, remember that each seasonally specific outdoor activity comes with its own set of safety hazards.

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Winter weather - web

Winter “Blues” May be Caused by Seasonal Affective Disorder
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Jan 06, 2016

Winter can be a bleak time for anyone suffering from seasonal affective disorder.

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Holiday To Do List

3 Simple Ways to Make the Most of the Holidays
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Dec 21, 2015

Many of us look forward to the holidays, but it can also be the most stressful time of the year.

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Winter Travel - web

Ensuring Safe Travel During Winter Months
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Dec 01, 2015

Driving in winter weather can be stressful and dangerous.

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Caregiver During Holidays

Overcoming Caregiver Challenges during the Holidays
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Nov 18, 2015

Being a caregiver can be challenging, but it also has its rewards.

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Winter Skin

6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin This Winter
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Nov 12, 2015

With winter in full swing, what better time to draw attention to the seasonal effects on your skin than now?

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Cooking Demonstration

Healthy Holidays with Diabetes
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Nov 05, 2015

Healthier holidays start with a plan – make one and try to stick to it!

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Halloween web

7 Tips for a Healthy Halloween
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Oct 23, 2015

7 tips to help parents and kids, alike, enjoy Halloween without the hangover.

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Women Hugging

Women’s Cancer Screenings: What You Need to Know
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Oct 15, 2015

When it comes to cancer screenings, you should always put yourself first.

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Raking Leaves

4 Tips for Staying Safe During Fall Chores
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Oct 06, 2015

Ensure your safety while performing fall chores such as raking leaves or cleaning gutters.

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Tai Chi

Celebrate Active Aging with Tai Chi
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Sep 22, 2015

Research has shown that exercise can help prevent many of the chronic conditions and disability associated with aging, however, adults in the United States tend to become less active as they age.

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Kids eating at lunch table

Lunchroom Table Talk
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Sep 14, 2015

Even before kids start going to school, they’re learning about food every day – through their parents.

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Mom holding child

Backpack Safety Checklist
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Aug 31, 2015

A backpack that fits improperly or is too heavy backpack can cause children to alter their postures.

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County Fair

Surviving Deep-Fried Temptation at County Fairs
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Aug 17, 2015

County fairs always bring fun, food, and entertainment, but it’s often times difficult to eat healthy or even sensibly.

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Football

A Heads Up for Football Safety
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Aug 10, 2015

Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury.

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Bicycling

The 465-Mile Journey That Began with a Single Pedal Stroke
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Jul 29, 2015

A group of seven friends, including two Lakeland team members, saw it all during a six-day 465-mile bicycling journey from Berrien Center to Mackinaw City last September.

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Insect Repellent

Say Bye to Bug Bites
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Jul 22, 2015

Summer means spending more time outdoors with family and friends. However, the higher temperatures can also bring out unwanted visitors such as insects.

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Poison Ivy

Steer Clear of Poison Ivy
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Jul 09, 2015

Don’t let poison ivy ruin your summer fun. Learn to recognize this poisonous plant, and steer clear of it when gardening, camping, hiking, or just enjoying the outdoors.

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Fireworks

Fourth of July Safety Tips
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Jun 30, 2015

This week, many families will spend time outside at beaches, parades, parks, parties, and picnics. These activities can also bring potential dangers with exposure to fireworks, food, heat, large crowds, and water.

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Sun

Tips for Healthy Summertime Skin
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Jun 23, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Don’t risk your skin - play it safe this summer with these tips from Michael Kelly, DO, Family Medicine, Community Medical Center in Watervliet.

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