Monthly Archives: November 2010

World Aids Day – Light For Rights

World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories

Turkey Safety Tips for the Holidays

Thawing—Thaw frozen turkeys in the refrigerator, if possible. A 20-pound turkey should thaw in 4-5 days. Rapid thawing of turkeys may be done by submerging the wrapped turkey in cold water that is changed every 30 minutes until the turkey

Make Holiday Recipies More Healthy

Baked goods are symbolic of happy times with friends and family, especially around the holidays. Making substitutions to some of your favorite recipes will not only make your baked good a show stopper and the rave of the party, but

Family Traditions for Healthy Holidays

It’s important to make a conscious decision to be more active and eat healthier over the holidays.  This is something that many people have trouble doing, but by making increased physical activity part of a holiday tradition, it can actually

New Report Shows Smoking Boosts Alzheimer’s Risk

Smoking during middle age more than doubles the odds for developing Alzheimer’s, according to a new study from Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente on Monday. The study examined the medical records of over 20,000 men and women from 1994 to 2008.  The

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Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

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