Beverly Hargrove
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Health Educator Butler County Health Department
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  • 01 May 2017
    Importance of Physical Activity For All
    Everyone should be physically active on a regular basis to improve overall health and fitness and to prevent many adverse health outcomes. Studies have always looked at the role of physical activity in many groups—men and women, children, teens, adults, older adults, people with disabilities, and women during pregnancy and the...
    Archived in Healthy Lifestyle
  • 11 Apr 2017
    Released Report on Zika Affected Pregnancies
    Of the 250 pregnant women who had confirmed Zika infection in 2016, 24 – or about 1 in 10 of them – had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This report is...
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  • 11 Apr 2017
    Syphillis Strikes Back
    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can have very serious complications when left untreated, but it is simple to cure with the right treatment. The disease is divided into three stages with primary and secondary (P&S) being the most infectious stages of the disease. Without appropriate treatment, long-term...
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  • 04 Apr 2017
    Becoming the Healthiest Nation
    Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week 2017 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We’re celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health...
    Archived in Feature
  • 13 Mar 2017
    What New in the Milk Aisle?
    Cow’s milk gives you a nice supply of protein and calcium for not too many calories and, if you go for 1% or fat-free, little or no saturated fat. It is recommended we get 2-3 servings of low fat or fat-free dairy a day to accommodate our body’s needs.The Recommended...
    Archived in Nutrition
  • 27 Feb 2017
    Shigella: What You Need to Know
    Shigella is a group of bacteria that can cause an infectious disease involving diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after exposure. The bacteria causes about 500,000 cases of diarrhea in the United States annually . In persons with healthy immune systems, symptoms usually last about 5 to...
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  • 15 Feb 2017
    Preventing the Spread of Flu and Flu Like Illness
    The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary in different parts of the country and from season to season. Seasonal flu viruses can be detected year-round, however, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May. Flu activity most commonly...
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  • 15 Feb 2017
    Add Flavor Not Salt!
    A big challenge for many dealing with high blood pressure or those trying to avoid developing problems with their blood pressure is how to make food taste good and decrease the amount of sodium used. Sodium is generally used as not only a flavoring, but also a preservative. Hence food...
    Archived in Nutrition
  • 06 Jan 2017
    Mistakes Commonly Made When Taking Blood Pressure
    How and when your blood pressure is taken can make a difference in your systolic reading by 2 to 20 points, according to the American Heart Association and other experts. If you have hypertension, the error is more likely to be at the higher end. When visiting the doctor or checking...
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  • 17 Nov 2016
    How to Add More Fruit and Vegetables to Your Diet
    People often get confused when considering what is a healthy diet for them. Mixed messages from advertising and other media often don’t help. Some experts encourage avoiding meat completely as it contains saturated fat, which raises cholesterol levels and increases risk for cardiovascular disease.  Researchers also indicate that animal protein has unhealthy...
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