Health
October 23, 2019

Prepareness plan to protect seniors

Sonoma County, considered a high fire environment confirmed 2 years ago this week that wildfire is a true real threat to residents living in our beloved valley.  Since it is not a question of “if” wildfires will occur but “when” they will occur, the likelihood of human life and property loss is great and growing. Our ability to live more safely in this fire environment greatly depends upon our use of “pre-fire activities.” “Pre-fire activities are actions taken before a wildfire occurs which improve the survivability of people and homes,” says Fire Safe Sonoma.

 

 
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Time for the yearly flu vaccine

Indian summer is here in all its glory.  Usually the best weather in Sonoma County.  It seems too early to worry about the flu.   But flu season is just around the corner. The flu season is from Nov. to April, with most cases occurring between late Dec. and early March.  But by getting the shot before the flu season is in full force, the body has a chance to build up immunity to the flu virus.  It takes about six weeks after getting the flu shot to be fully protected.  The flu vaccine is already available, and I received the flu shot last week.

Avoiding spooky smiles this Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that is a favorite among kids and adults everywhere. Who wouldn’t want to get dressed up in a fun costume and hang out with friends and family and get free candy and treats?  This annual tradition, however, can play some unwanted tricks on one’s teeth if one is not careful.