Health Information and News
for a NEW YOU!
PARENTS AND STUDENTS
FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
There are new vaccination requirements for students entering the 7th grade in Maryland. There will be a free vaccination clinic available through the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. The link is:
Risking Your Health - COMPULSIVE GAMBLING
New research shows that compulsive gambling is linked to a range of serious health problems, including obesity, heart disease, intestinal problems, fibromyalgia, migraine, depression, insomnia and other stress-related disorders. Compulsive gamblers are also likelier than others to show up in the emergency rooms, reflecting their poor health and chaotic lives. ... --Taken from the AARP Bulletin, January-February 2014
Taken from the AARP Bulletin, July-August 2014:
Take advantage of free ways to exercise, such as walking, dancing and stretching; or check out churches and the YMCA for exercise classes for little or no cost. Squeeze workouts into everyday activities, such as parking farther from your destination so you walk more.
Take advantage of free exercise classes on You Tube or other sites. This site will give you 30 free programs: www.thetumblrgym.com/workout .
Keep portions in check. Food portion should be the size of a small fist or a deck of cards. Save money by using a salad plate instead of a dinner plate or platter. When ordering, ask restaurants to bag half of your meal to take home.
Lifestyle 101 - Help save on the cost of health care by embracing healthy promotion and prevention
Get regular checkups
Get regular cancer screenings
Avoid excessive drinking
Watch your weight
Get regular exercise (Remember: Walking is the cheapest form of exercise)
Safety first (Be safe)
Watch your back (that very important part of your body)
Don't forget your emotional health
--Taken from Horizons, the City of Baltimore's Employees' Retirement System's Newsletter, Spring 2013
THIS MAY BE YOUR LAST CHANCE...
On this coming Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings will host a Health Coverage Enrollment Fair to inform individuals and families about their health coverage options under the federal AFFORDABLE CARE ACT and help them obtain health coverage before the March 31 deadline for open enrollment. This Fair will be held at Poly-Western High School, 1400 W. Coldspring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21209. For more information, please contact Courtney Cochran, 1-202-225-4741.
If you missed the free sign-up and informational meeting "What does the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT mean for you?" on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Asbury U.M. Church, 87 West Street, Annapolis, then check out these 3 ways to enroll:
~~ Online: www.marylandhealthconnection.gov
~~ Phone: 1-855-642-8572; TTY 1-855-642-8573
~~ In Person: Go ONLINE or CALL to find your local contact. Asbury U.M. Church listed the following contact information on their flyer: Call 410-268-9500; OR E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
REMEMBER: You must enroll between October 2013 through March 2014