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Happy New Year!

Our School-Based Health Center health care team and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have these messages to make 2017 your healthiest year yet!

FIVE healthy resolutions for nutrition and exercise:

  • Remember to get five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Drink at least four glasses of water a day.
  • Three dairy foods per day is great for bones and teeth.
  • Get up and move after two hours of TV, computer or games.
  • Exercise for one hour each day for heart health.
  • Bonus: Cut your sugary drinks to zero per day.

Prevent the flu: Remember to get your flu vaccine every year. Click here for JPS locations.†

Avoid sick people who have a fever or cough.

Cover your cough with a tissue or your elbow so germs donít spread.

Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands -- wash your hands if you do.

Wash your hands after using the restroom and before you eat.

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Fewer Americans Under 70 Have Hearing Loss, Study Finds...
SOURCES: Howard Hoffman, M.A., director, epidemiology and statistics program, U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Bethesda, Md.; Maura Cosetti, M.D., director, Cochlear Implant Center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York City; Dec. 15, 2016, JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, online

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 -- Americans younger than 70 may be hearing better now compared with 15 years ago, a new government study suggests.

Researchers found that hearing loss appears to be on the decline among Americans in their 40s, 50s and 60s -- which may be partly related to reductio...

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Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season...
SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, Dec. 9, 2016

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 -- Only about two out of five Americans had gotten this season's flu shot as of early November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

About 37 percent of children between 6 months and 17 years old have gotten the flu vaccine this year. And appr...

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Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots...
SOURCES: Carlos Martinez, M.D., Institute for Epidemiology, Statistics and Informatics, Frankfurt, Germany; Mark Creager, M.D., director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center, Lebanon, N.H., and past president, American Heart Association; Windsor Ting, M.D., associate professor, vascular surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City; Nov. 30, 2016, British Medical Journal, online

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 -- Testosterone treatment can increase a man's risk of potentially fatal blood clots, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that men taking the male hormone seem to have a 63 percent increased risk of a blood clot forming in a vein, a condition known as venous t...

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