Tag Archives: Lake County General Health District

Touch a truck & learn about mosquito control

Mosquitoes can be more than a bloodthirsty irritation. They can infect people with diseases like West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis viruses. That’s why the Lake County General Health District has a control program to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. … Continue reading

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Help your heart by skipping the salt

The Lake County General Health District visited us last week and suggested ways in which people can prevent or control high blood pressure. One of their tips was to eat less salt. While we need salt to live, most people eat … Continue reading

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Learn about high blood pressure at Mentor Library

Let’s start with the bad news. About one in three Americans—an estimated 67 million people—has high blood pressure. You can have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) for years without symptoms. And if it persists it can weaken your … Continue reading

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Health District talks about building healthy meals

You’re probably familiar with USDA’s food pyramid. It had grains on bottom, then fruits and veggies, meat and dairy, and finally a little bit of sugar on top. (If you’re a bit older, you remember the four food groups.) The USDA has updated … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Build a Healthy Meal

The Lake County General Health District visited the Mentor Library last week to explain the differences between various diets and help people pick the best diet for themselves. Here are 10 tips they shared for building healthy meals: 1. Fill half your … Continue reading

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