Recent findings indicate that even infants and toddlers are now at risk for becoming obese. Current national figures for infants and toddlers show that one in 10 is overweight and more than 20 percent of children between the ages 2 and 5 are already overweight or obese.
Early obesity can lead to adult overweight or obesity and the chronic diseases that stem from weight management issues. Reversing this alarming trend is critical for parents or caregivers to ensure health for children as they grow up. Recommendations include the following:
Fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and tiredness. You guessed it, flu season is coming. Make plans now to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.
The LaRue County Health Department will be offering the flu vaccine in the clinic on most Tuesday-Friday afternoons beginning Sept. 13. An appointment is needed by calling 358-3844. The cost for adults is $25 and only Passport, Medicare Part B and Kentucky State Employee Humana insurance can be billed.
The ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign began in 1994 as a way to educate parents, caregivers and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The campaign was named for its primary recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep.
LaRue County Health Center will begin using a new upgraded web-based system to issue benefits for the Women, Infants and Children Program beginning on Oct. 27. The web-based system uses information gathered at WIC participant visits to issue Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to be used for WIC purchases. Offering the "eWIC" cards gives families the needed access to benefits without the delay and stigma of paper food instruments (checks) which most counties in Kentucky still use.
Buffalo Class of 1951 met for their 60th reunion in the community room at their former Buffalo High School on July 20. It is now the Buffalo School Apartments. Students attending were from left, Pauline Clyde Taylor, Russell Flanders, Lawrence “Buddy” Thomas, Betty Wicker McGuffey, Mildred Poore Finn, Bonnie Lou Reed Hibbs and Frankie Price. E.G. Sanders, their coach and teacher, attended. Also in attendance were classmates Ann Akers Fulkerson, Ilma Hutcherson Chaney and Virginia Underwood Hash.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Most Christians go their entire lives and bypass the opportunity to take an international mission trip. But Campbellsville University men’s and women’s tennis coach Kyle Caven has taken the bull by the horns and ventured to the Dominican Republic three times in the last calendar year.