Beverly Hargrove
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Health Educator Butler County Health Department
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  • 28 Mar 2016
    National Public Health Week April 4th-10th
    Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week 2016 and become a part of the movement for change: BUILD A NATION OF SAFE, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES Health must be a priority in designing our communities, from healthy housing to parks and playgrounds. Walking and biking must coexist with cars and public...
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  • 22 Mar 2016
    Missouri State Parks Teach Outdoor Skills
    Learn2 Camp Have you ever wanted to explore the great outdoors but didn’t know where to begin? Does your family want to make s’mores over a campfire and sleep under the stars? You’re in luck!  Missouri State Parks is teaching families to learn to camp. This May and October, families...
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  • 22 Mar 2016
    New Dietary Guidelines Encourage Small Changes
     A lifetime of healthy eating helps to prevent chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. The Dietary Guidelines provides a clear path for the general public, as well as policy makers and health professionals and others who reach the public, to help Americans make healthy choices....
    Archived in Nutrition
  • 18 Mar 2016
    What is Food Insecurity?
    From Missouri Foundation for Health’s “Health Equity Series-Food Insecurity” There are four basic necessities in life: air, shelter, water and food. Food is not only necessary to function both physically and socially, but also plays an important economic role in society. Living with little or no food is a form of deprivation that impacts...
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  • 05 Feb 2016
    Fun and Healthy Valentines Treats!
    Need to make your Valentines party treats healthy but yet still make them fun to eat? Try these creative names and appealing dishes for a start! Art for the Heart Apples: Carve a little picture into the skin of an apple and douse with lemon juice to keep from browning....
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  • 05 Feb 2016
    Reducing Fat in Diet Necessary for Healthy Heart
    Limiting how much saturated and trans fats you eat is an important step to reduce your blood cholesterol and lower your risk of coronary artery disease. A high blood cholesterol level can lead to a buildup of plaques in your arteries, called atherosclerosis, which can increase your risk of heart...
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  • 28 Jan 2016
    Jump Into Water Fitness!
    Regular exercise is vital for good health. Finding something you like is important or you won’t continue with it. If you’re struggling with finding a program that works for you, needing to mix it up a little, or looking for a change, why not try water fitness. Water fitness (or water...
    Archived in Healthy Lifestyle
  • 30 Dec 2015
    The Continuing Problem in Preventing Birth Defects
    Birth defects are structural changes present at birth that can affect almost any part or parts of the body (e.g., heart, brain, foot). Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. That means nearly 120,000 babies (1 in every 33) are affected...
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  • 30 Dec 2015
    Nutrition Counseling Now Available at Health Department
    Robin C. Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDE, Licensed Dietician and Certified Diabetic Educator, is now available for appointments the second Thursday of each month for free nutrition counseling with anyone dealing with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Counseling hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and then...
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  • 30 Dec 2015
    Fundamental Folic
    Folic acid is a B vitamin. Folic acid helps keep your blood healthy. Not getting enough can cause anemia (uh-NEE-mee-uh). Experts think that folic acid might also play a role in heart health and preventing cell changes that may lead to cancer.  More research is needed to know this for certain....
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