Throughout the month of November, we encourage you to take the first step to commit to healthier eating.
What's on your plate?
Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. Learn how to ditch the junk, give your body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs, and love every minute of it!
If the holidays sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed and out of control, you’re not alone! Here are some key things you can do to stay happy and healthy throughout the busy holiday season.
à Check out our top 5 tips for a healthy holiday season.
Click this link for more info from the American Lung Association.
Talking points to discuss with your child.
The Inhalation of Harmful Chemicals Can Cause Irreversible Lung Damage and Lung DiseaseIn January 2018, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine1 released a consensus study report that reviewed over 800 different studies.
That report made clear: using e-cigarettes causes health risks. It concluded that e-cigarettes both contain and emit a number of potentially toxic substances. The Academies' report also states there is moderate evidence that youth who use e-cigarettes are at increased risk for cough and wheezing and an increase in asthma exacerbations.
Students, ages 3 -21 who attend Round Rock ISD schools, and their families are offered a FREE flu shot at Physicians PremiER. Available Sept. 9 - 20, or until vaccine supply runs out. 6 - 8 am and 3 - 6 pm
FLU FREE SHOTS
For more information call Physicians PremiER at 512-255-0911.
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AUNT BERTHA – FIND FOOD, HEALTH, HOUSING, JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS AND MOREAunt Bertha began with a simple idea – that every person and family should have one place online where they can find help in a time of need – and we’ve been transforming the way social services information is organized and delivered ever since.
Food Allergy vs Intolerance.
Food allergy is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition affecting 32 million Americans. One in every 13 children has a food allergy—that’s about 2 in every U.S. classroom. And every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room.
Food allergy is among the diseases considered to be part of the Atopic March. Also known as the Allergic March, this term refers to the progression of allergic diseases in a person’s life: eczema, food allergy, allergic rhinitis and asthma. Not everyone will follow this progression, or experience every condition.
By Rubina Kapil on August 15, 2019
It’s hard to be nonjudgmental all the time. We automatically make judgments about people from the minute we first see or meet them based on appearance, behavior and what they say. And that’s okay. Nonjudgmental listening isn’t about avoiding those judgments – it’s about making sure that you don’t express those negative judgments because that can get in the way of helping someone in need.
When you’re trying to be there for your friend, neighbor or colleague, it’s important to maintain a positive attitude and open mind to truly be supportive. Use these Mental Health First Aid tips to be an effective nonjudgmental listener for those around you.
ARTICLE FROM MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID MONTHLY
The first day of school is approaching quickly! We are ready for ya!
This summer was a good one. My family did a lot of camping, hiking and swimming.
But, I was ready to come back to work. CTMS feels like home to me and I truly enjoy working with you and your kiddos. It is honest of me when I say I really did miss everyone.
You may have received a phone call , email or letter about needing your students updated immunization records. Please bring those records in when you come to get your students schedule this week to avoid exclusion.
One in five women in the United States die from heart disease. But there’s a lot you can do to protect your heart.
One inThe most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease, also called clogged arteries. It causes heart attacks and is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Healthy eating and physical activity go a long way to preventing heart disease, and keeping it from getting worse if you already have it. Read on to learn more about heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, how to find out if you’re at risk, how to protect your heart, and more.
What Are Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease?Risk factors are conditions or habits that make a person more likely to develop a disease. They can also increase the chances that an existing disease will get worse. Important risk factors for heart disease are:
For women, age becomes a risk factor at 55. After menopause, women are more apt to get heart disease, in part because their body’s production of estrogen drops. Women who have gone through early menopause, either naturally or because they have had a hysterectomy, are twice as likely to develop heart disease as women of the same age who have not yet gone through menopause. Another reason for the increasing risk is that middle age is a time when women tend to develop risk factors for heart disease.
Family history of early heart disease is another risk factor that can’t be changed. If your father or brother had a heart attack before age 55, or if your mother or sister had one before age 65, you are more likely to get heart disease yourself. Preeclampsia is another heart disease risk factor that you can't control. However, if you’ve had the condition, you should take extra care to try to control other heart disease risk factors.
Being more physically active and eating a healthy diet are important steps for your heart health. You can make the changes gradually, one at a time. But making them is very important.
You may wonder: If I have just one risk factor for heart disease—say, I'm overweight or I have high blood cholesterol—aren’t I more or less "safe"? Absolutely not. Each risk factor greatly increases a woman’s chance of developing heart disease. But having more than one risk factor is especially serious, because risk factors tend to "gang up" and worsen each other’s effects. So, the message is clear: Every woman needs to take her heart disease risk seriously—and take action now to reduce that risk.
Additional ResourcesHow do I Find Out if I am at Risk for Heart Disease?
Coronary Heart Disease
Post from the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute : www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-truth/listen-to-your-heart
five women in the United States die from heart disease. But there’s a lot you can do to protect your heart.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Over the past week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent recall alerts for products from salads to meats because of possible salmonella and listeria contamination in corn, onions and other vegetables.
On Oct. 16, the first recall came from Prime Deli Corporation, based out of Lewisville, Texas, for about 217 pounds of ready-to-eat salad that had concerning corn inside. Since then, the recall has affected salads from Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, as well as meat dishes.
Health officials are concerned some items may still be in people's refrigerators. So far, no one has gotten sick from the items.
Anyone who eats salmonella-contaminated food can get diarrhea, cramps and fever, which usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Listeriosis, on the other hand, can be a serious infection that may also have gastrointestinal symptoms, but also causes fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.
Below is a list of the recalls with links to the announcements.
Prime Deli Corporation
Chisholm Middle School Clinic