Monthly Archives: July 2012

World Breastfeeding Week August 1st – August 7th

This year is the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of World Breastfeeding week. The 2012 Objectives for World Breastfeeding week include:   1. To recall what has happened in the past 20 years on infant and young child feeding (IYCF).

Weight Loss

“Lose 30 lbs in 30 days” “Lose weight without diet or exercise” “Block the absorption of fat, carbs or calories” These are just some of the weight loss claims that surround us daily.  Claims of little work with big pay

How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, those with high blood

Rescind Boil/Bottle Water Advisory for the Town of Crescent Water Spring

Water samples collected from the Crescent Town Spring on July 9th and 10th were negative for coliform bacteria. Therefore, the boil water/bottled water advisory has been removed. The water in the Crescent Town Spring is again suitable for drinking. The

Infant Massage

Who doesn’t like a good massage?  Well, your baby is no exception to this rule. I know whenever I give my children a massage, they get this blissed out, glassy look in their eyes, and all is calm, if only

Disinfection Notice for the Town of Crescent Water Spring

The Crescent Town Water Spring is in the process of being disinfected. Chlorine tablets have been added to the interior of the spring basin, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Chlorine will be present in the spring water basin for several

Use Sunscreen or Sunblock for Fun in the Sun!

First, a little education about how these products work. Sunscreens absorb ultraviolet (UV) light, while sunblock physically blocks the sun’s UV rays.  Both have a Sun Protection Factor, or SPF, rating.  This rating tells you how long the product is

Boil/Bottle Water Advisory for the Town of Crescent Water Spring

During routine water sampling, samples indicated the presence of coliform bacteria in the drinking water at the Town of Crescentwater spring on South River Road. Ice, food, and beverages prepared with this water must be discarded. If water must be

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