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May 4

May is Physical Activity Month: Walk or Bike to Work

Most effective weight loss plans include changes to both diet and physical activity to burn the calories you are eating.  The term “energy balance” refers to the balance between the energy (calories) you take in through foods and drinks and the energy you burn by being physically active. Your body stores extra energy as fat […]

May 4

Pick a Better Snack: Asparagus

Do you make half your plate fruits and vegetables? Why not take the whole family to the grocery store and have each member pick out a new and different fruit or vegetable to try? Now that spring is in full swing, you should be able to find all sorts of freshly picked produce. The word […]

May 4

Ringgold County Receiving National Attention

This film (below) is a collection of stories about improving the communities we live in. Together, we can protect neighbors, friends, and families from the number one cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S.. Tobacco companies go to great lengths to make sure their products are part of our everyday lives, but we don’t really […]

May 4

Iowa Pertussis Numbers on the Rise

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), over 150 people with pertussis (whooping cough) have been reported so far in 2012. This is 121% over the number of cases reported at this time in 2011. The actual number of cases is probably much higher, because most adults with pertussis are not diagnosed or […]