Living Well In The Panhandle

Staying Healthy At Summer Camp

Staying Healthy At Summer Camp – 7 Keys to a Healthy Camp Counselor Experience It’s getting hot outside and that means summer camps are heating up! Being a camp counselor is a fun summer job and it’s a great way to learn leadership skills. As a camp counselor, it is your job to take care …

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Water: Myth or Fact?

Carry water with you to sip throughout the day Summer has arrived!  During the summer months, especially along the Gulf Coast, it is hot and humid.  Keeping the body hydrated is important to maintaining good health. As the temperature rises in the summer and the body loses more water through evaporation and perspiration, it makes …

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Essentials of Water Safety

FL DEP Warning Flag System Summer is upon us and that means many of us will be enjoying pools, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Florida provides many opportunities for outdoor water recreation that we should enjoy responsibly and safely. Are you prepared to handle a water emergency? Do you have water safety rules? Do you …

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Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few simple …

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Famous Last Words: Cell Phones and Driving

Driving to work this morning, I had to swerve to miss a driver who had crossed the center line. Thankfully, I was paying attention and he got back in his lane fairly quickly, so no one was hurt. I suspect the other driver never realized that he almost had a close encounter of the dangerous …

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Grilling Foods: Keep Your Family Safe

Did you know that the majority of people grill on July 4th (82%), followed by Birthdays (72%), Labor Day (70%), Memorial Day (62%) and the Super Bowl (30%)? Grilling is an all-time favorite for many households and now that the weather is warming, more families are using their grills to prepare family meals. Enjoy grilling …

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Successful VITA Tax Preparation Season in Jefferson County

 Tax season is a very difficult time of year for many people. It is a time when good record keeping is vital. The preparation fee is expensive for many families. Some use computer software to avoid fees. However, in doing so they may overlook some tax deductions.   Free tax preparation has always been offered …

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Super Summer Snacks

  It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here and the kids are out of school! Often times, when kids (and parents too) get away from their normal routine, poor eating and snacking habits creep in. It’s important for kids (and parents) to have a variety of go-to snacks that are tasty, healthy, and …

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Don’t Fry Day

Photo credit: dumpaday.com May 27, 2016, the Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day.” The “Don’t Fry Day” campaign is meant to spread awareness of the relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer.  According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, every hour, one person dies of melanoma.  With summer fast approaching, we …

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When is Heartburn Something to Worry About?

Do you ever feel that burning, uncomfortable, and often painful feeling in your lower chest, sometimes spreading to the throat after eating?  Most of us have experienced heartburn (acid reflux) at some point in our lives, dismissing it with “I’ve eaten too much again.”  It’s not uncommon and is actually a normal process, with most …

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