- August is National Immunization Awareness Month
- This brings to light the importance of getting your shots through your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against severe illnesses. Call your doctor today to see if you are up to date on your shots. UHA covers yearly flu shots. If you are over 50 years old, you are eligible to get shingles shots and pneumonia shots. Children 0 to 18 are covered for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested shots.
- July 6th through the 12th is National Childhood Obesity Week
- The CDC states that 1 in 5 children is considered obese. Obese is when someone has a higher amount of body fat than what is considered healthy. A child that is obese has a higher risk of having chronic health problems. Issues like asthma (breathing problems), sleep apnea (trouble breathing in your sleep), joint problems, and type 2 diabetes. Kids who are obese also may be bullied. This can cause depression and low self-esteem. It’s important to keep your children active. It’s especially important during this time of social isolation. With the summer months, there are plenty of things for kids to do outside.
- Here are some low cost, fun ideas to get kids active. Many of these items can be bought from the dollar store!
- Hula hooping
- Jump rope
- Sidewalk chalk
Hands and Feet Hopscotch
Create a hopscotch
- As always, UHA wants you to be safe during the summer months:
- Wear plenty of sunscreen and apply often.
- Drink a lot of water!
- When going in the river, always wear a life jacket.
- If you’re riding a bike or scooter, wear a helmet!
These things may not seem like much, but it will help keep you safe.
Diabetes Self Management Education & Support
Cow Creek Health and Wellness offers monthly DSME classes for those living with diabetes. For those who want to learn more about how to manage their diabetes and be healthy!
Classes are usually held on the last Monday of the month.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center
2371 NE Stephens St.
Roseburg, OR 97470
Classes are taught by Registered Dietitians. Individual Nutrition Therapy is also available for Diabetes Management.
REGISTRATION IS NEEDED—please call to sign up and save your spot!
We are excited to have you join us to learn more about managing your diabetes!
For more information or to sign up, call Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center at 541-672-8533.