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Community Health & Disaster Education at Delta College on April 30, 9am - 1pm, Danner Hall

 Community Health & Disaster Education at Delta College on April 30, 9am - 1pm, Danner Hall

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More Information:

Richard Meza

Delta College Health Sciences Division

rmeza@deltacollege.edu

209-954-545

2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

Taking care of your body is an essential part of any exercise program. And yet it is one of the things we are most likely to skip. Everyone knows they should stretch before and/or after exercise, and that it is a good habit to have just as a part of daily living. But really...how often do YOU do it?

Stretching keeps you flexible, prepares your muscles for exercise and helps your body heal after a tough workout. Besides being good for you, it has the extra benefit of feeling GOOD (usually).

2014 Weekly Challenge #15: STRETCH!

2014 Weekly Challenge #15:  STRETCH!

Taking care of your body is an essential part of any exercise program. And yet it is one of the things we are most likely to skip. Everyone knows they should stretch before and/or after exercise, and that it is a good habit to have just as a part of daily living. But really...how often do YOU do it?

Stretching keeps you flexible, prepares your muscles for exercise and helps your body heal after a tough workout. Besides being good for you, it has the extra benefit of feeling GOOD (usually).

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Free Health Fair in Modesto on Saturday April 12

Free Health Fair in Modesto on Saturday April 12

Modesto-area residents invited to free community health fair on April 12 
 

“Neighbors in Health,” an annual free health fair hosted by Kaiser Permanente, Tzu Chi Foundation, and their community partners will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday April 12 at the Stanislaus County Ag Center in Modesto.

 

The health fair will offer free preventive health screenings and health education for adults and children, including:

 

  • Dental services (provided by Tzu Chi)
  • Blood pressure checks
  • BMI/body fat tests
  • Cholesterol-glucose screenings
  • Scheduling of mammogram appointments
  • Eyeglasses adjustments
  • School and sports physicals
  • Skin solar damage screenings
  • Vision screenings

 

2014 Weekly Challenge #10 - Eliminate the Frenimies

2014 Weekly Challenge #10 - Eliminate the Frenimies

2014 Weekly Challenge #10 - Eliminate the Frenimies

By Lorri Ann Code

Remember the weekly challenge (and all time FAVORITE), when we had you pick a physical area to de-clutter in your lives? You told me about your cars, closets, and even refrigerators! And you loved the freeing feeling of getting rid of the junk that was draining you of your energy and your time. I think this was close to one of our most popular challenges. Well, this is a de-cluttering of the spirit. An emotional kind of clean-up.

Memorial Medical Center to hold 2nd Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference

Memorial Medical Center to hold 2nd Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference

Memorial Medical Center is holding their second annual Cancer Survivorship Conference, a free event, on Saturday, March 29.

Created to celebrate survivors and caregivers in the community, the event includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and great company!  Topics will include: nutrition for healthy survivorship, clinical trials, and sexuality and cancer.  You won’t want to miss the keynote presentation on the value of humor when dealing with cancer.

Attendees may come for all or part of the conference, but registration is required.  Please contact Cancer Services at (209) 569-7789 to request a registration form.

Date/Time:  Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Location: CrossPoint Community Church, Family Life Pavilion, 1325 12th St, Modesto

Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in America’s youth have been declining in certain states for years.

With more than one-third of adults in America suffering from obesity (cdc.gov), many would agree that we are experiencing an epidemic in this country. This silent killer is connected to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other conditions which plague our nation. However, researchers have made a surprising discovery that suggests a trend towards a healthier future for the next generation.