CEO Corner

December 2019

The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks, and reflect. They are also a time to pay special attention to your health. Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others, by following these holiday tips.

WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN. Single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections.
STAY WARM. Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems, especially in infants and older adults. Stay dry, and dress warmly.
* MANAGE STRESS. The holidays don’t need to take a toll on your health. Don’t over-commitment nor over-spending. Balance work, home and play.
GET CHECK-UPS AND VACCINATIONS. Exams and screenings can help find problems early or before they start. Vaccinations help prevent diseases and save lives.
WATCH THE KIDS. Children are at high risk for injuries. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, drinks, household items, choking hazards our of kids’ reach.
PREVENT INJURIES. Injuries from falls and fireworks often occur around the holiday. Use step stools instead of furniture when hanging decorations.
HANDLE AND PREPARE FOOD SAFELY. Wash hands and surfaces often. Avoid cross-contamination, cook foods to the proper temperature, don’t leave perishable foods out for more than two hours.
EAT HEALTHY, AND BE ACTIVE. Choose more vegetables and fruits.
GET MOVING. Any movement counts—take a walk, go out dancing, enjoy a yoga class.
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP. Preventative medicine! A good night’s sleep can be one of the best defense against getting sick.

2019 has been a year with its challenges and successes. We look forward to 2020 and the opportunities that come with it.

Sincere best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season to you and your loved ones and a Happy New Year!
 

Blaise MacNeil
President & CEO

 

Vision: Exemplary Care to Northerners

Mission: Working together with our partners to improve the health of Northerners.

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