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2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

We all know that exercise is an integral part of getting and keeping our bodies healthy. But how many of us really take care of the body we are requiring so much of? This week's challenge is all about taking care of your body. 

What is body care?  Glad you asked!!!

Living Life Without Limits!

The services of United Cerebral Palsy can make a meaningful difference in a family's life. Programs and services help those with disabilities from Austism and Down Syndrome to speech and developmental delays. We hear about three children who have improved dramatically since finding UCP.

2014 Weekly Challenge #6: What's YOUR Excuse?

2014 Weekly Challenge #6: What's YOUR Excuse?

2014 Weekly Challenge #6: What's YOUR Excuse?

This week is about excuses.

We all have them...the voices in our heads that come up with amazing reasons not to work out,  to procrastinate on a project, or to avoid someone we promised to spend time with. These voices are excuses, and we really all do have them and heed them more than we should.

How are your excuses preventing you from living your best life?  How do your excuses steal your Mojo?

If you are having a hard time getting motivated, or staying motivated, take a look at why. What are YOUR excuses and why are you sabotaging yourself?

Major Award to Help San Joaquin County Battle Chronic Disease, Improve African-American Health

Major Award to Help San Joaquin County Battle Chronic Disease, Improve African-American Health

A $235,000 grant was awarded this month to help San Joaquin County implement policy, program and environmental changes aimed at improving health in the African-American community.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the grant will be administered by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) and its local partner, the Stockton branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The funds are part of the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program, and will be used to develop and promote community strategies and policies that improve nutrition, increase physical activity and expand access to healthy foods in organizations serving African-American and low-income residents. 

Memorial Medical Center Announces Introductory Series for Cancer Complementary Therapy Programs

Memorial Medical Center Announces Introductory Series for Cancer Complementary Therapy Programs

Please join us for this series, beginning January 22, in which you are provided the opportunity to explore the benefits of a variety of complementary therapies with fellow cancer survivors, family members, caregivers, and health care providers working with cancer patients.

Health Education and Conference Center McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Avenue, Modesto

Classes are held on four consecutive Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

This series is offered at no charge. Seating is limited. Please call 209-569-7789 to register or for more information.

Art, Writing, Photography: January 22, 2014

Explore how art, writing and photography help us tell our story. All materials will be provided. No previous experience is needed.

Fitness: January 29, 2014

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.