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Summer is prime time for outdoor cooking, such as around Independence Day, July 4th. Don’t let improperly prepared food ruin your summer event. Here is a bit of advice for this season’s outdoor eating—from picnics to dinner parties.
No one wants to spend a beautiful day sick in bed. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to lower your chances of getting a spring cold or other seasonal illness.
Taking care of yourself when you are feeling anxious or alone can be tough. Read on for some easy ways to help chase away the blues.
Do you sometimes find that you’re not in the mood to go to the gym? Fortunately, there are other ways to get in a workout! For maintaining a healthy lifestyle, consider these alternatives:
Join over 10,000 attendees on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9 for the Sacramento Pride Festival, an LGBT celebration that promotes acceptance and pride with a parade followed by an outdoor party on the Capitol Mall. WHA is a supporter of the event.
The newly revamped Family Day at Safetyville, held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM, is a free event designed to give families valuable information and access to community resources in the Sacramento area. The event takes place in a unique miniature city that is designed to teach children safety skills. Western Health Advantage is a sponsor of this event.
Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Since being introduced in 2006, e-cigarettes continue to appeal to those wishing to stop smoking or as an alternative to regular cigarettes. Use of e-cigarettes or e-cigs is called “vaping,” which uses cartridges that are filled with a liquid that contains nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals and is then heated into a vapor and inhaled.
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) marks May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. As it's a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, this is a perfect time to learn about these conditions.
Start by Controlling Your High Blood Pressure
About 75 million Americans have high blood pressure, the leading-controllable risk factor for stroke, but you don’t have to be one of them!
One in two women and up to one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis, yet many people are not taking steps to prevent this condition. To mark the start of National Osteoporosis Month this May, Western Health Advantage is raising awareness of this disease, which affects 54 million Americans.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 27-May 4, 2019 and highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. It’s also an important reminder to parents that infectious diseases are still a threat to children of all ages and are preventable.
World Immunization Week is held each year in the last week of April to promote the use of life-saving vaccines for all children – particularly those who are consistently excluded. This event is observed by UNICEF, immunization partners, governments and civil society organizations around the world. World Immunization Week runs from April 24-30, 2019.
The third Sunday of every month is Pay What You Wish Day at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, sponsored by Western Health Advantage! We’re proud to support this program and our region’s overall well-being and health.
Join Western Health Advantage in observing April as National Autism Awareness Month, which promotes autism awareness, autism acceptance and draws attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.
March 26, 2019 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. Western Health Advantage and the American Diabetes Association promote this day to bring awareness about the risks for developing type 2 diabetes – and what can be done to prevent it. In the U.S., 86 million people have pre-diabetes, putting them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Most people at risk do not realize it.
Poisoning is the #1 cause of injury-related death in the U.S. The third week in March each year is designated by Congress as National Poison Prevention Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness about the burden of poisoning in the U.S. and highlighting specific ways to prevent it.
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