April 21, 2014

Medina
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SNAP Ed Program and Medina Community Services Center

Join Ohio State University Extension’s SNAP Ed Program and Medina Community Services Center for a free nutrition class with a budget friendly focus: “Let’s Eat More Fruits & Vegetables.”  This class will target easy ways to add color and nutrition to meals. This free class will be held at the Medina Community Services Center, 655 Read More…

How to make flossing easier for kids

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It is well known that a combination of brushing, flossing and periodic dental checkups are essential to oral health. Some parents teach their children to brush thoroughly early on, even taking them for dental visits at young ages so youngsters can become acclimated to the dentist’s office. But flossing is one component of oral hygiene Read More…

Spring Fever leads to “Spring-itis”

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By Dr. Lisa Herbert   After a long, hard winter, the weather has finally broke and it feels like spring! People get inspired and ambitious by the warmer weather and get back into activities that they haven’t done since the fall.  Spring Fever brings about walking, running, golf, tennis…it feels good to be back outside!  Read More…

The Environment and Your Health

By Colin Johnson, Director of Environmental Health Division, Medina County Health Department     With nearly 200 countries around the world celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd, it’s surprising that many people are still unaware that a healthy environment is directly linked to their own personal health.   The World Health Organization estimates that 85 of the Read More…

Fully-alive Living: Hills Worth Dying On: Sanctuary

It’s the Easter season. Many people use it as an opportunity to jet into a local church, sing some songs, snag some communion and jet out early to beat the traffic. I apologize if that comes across as a shallow summary. I don’t apologize if it’s accurate. Others use Easter as a springboard to something Read More…

Fully-alive Living: Hills Worth Dying On: Security

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Be honest… sometimes you want to throw other people off a cliff. I know I’m making a presumption, especially if we’ve never met each other. Even if we have connected in person I would never mean to suggest that you’d ever actually physically throw someone off a cliff. If I’m wrong about that, lets… um… Read More…

Tdap Vaccine for Preteens and Teens

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by Lisa Strebler, RN, MSN, Director of Public Health Nursing,  Medina County Health Department   Why does my child need Tdap vaccine? Babies and little kids get shots called DTaP to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). But as kids get older, the protection from the DTaP shots starts to wear off. Read More…

Dairy an easy way to get calcium

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I know a few people who insist that dairy foods are bad for you. Is there any truth to that? It does seem like a lot of people have concerns about dairy. Although it’s possible to have a healthful diet without dairy, consuming dairy products makes it much easier to get critical nutrients. So, the Read More…

Know All the Ways Your Child Should Grow – Identifying Autism

Medina, Ohio, Thursday, March 27, 2014 – Proper nutrition, exercise and rest are very important for your child’s health. Providing a safe and loving home and spending time with your child – playing, singing, reading, even just talking – can make a big difference in their development.   But do you know all the ways Read More…

Fully-alive Living: Calculating What Matters

Tony Myles

You and I have something in common. We are both richly blessed with information, and likely don’t use it to make the most of the opportunities in front of us. Take this newspaper, for example. You might be reading it in your home, at McDonalds, around a library table or clicking your way through it Read More…