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Primary Care Newsletter Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Pinnacle Health

Primary Care Newsletter Thursday, August 28, 2014

Allergies are Nothing to Sneeze At

Like other allergy symptoms, hay fever's watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching mean your immune system is overreacting to an otherwise harmless substance you've inhaled, swallowed or touched.
 
Roughly one person in four has some kind of allergy. The most common is allergic rhinitis, which includes seasonal hay fever and year-round allergies to dust, pollen, animal dander, mold, and some foods. With April bringing in the start of allergy season, it's best to learn your triggers.

Spring Cleaning: Don't Forget the Medicine Cabinet!

When you make your spring-cleaning to-do list, don't forget the medicine cabinet. That means properly disposing of unused or expired medicine. This article can explain why you should properly dispose, why you should check to see if your medicine is outdated, and the must-haves for your medicine cabinent.
 

Eat Smart, Play Smart

PinnacleHealth Eat Smart, Play Smart, a weight management program for overweight children and their parents, will host classes on the East and West Shores beginning in April. Eat Smart, Play Smart (formerly known as KidShape) meets once a week over eight weeks and is a fun-filled program that helps children age 6-14 learn to choose healthy foods, enjoy an active lifestyle, and feel good about themselves.

 

Upcoming Events

April 3   Grocery Shopping Tour
 
April 4   Ask the Experts - Infertility Care
 
Ongoing   Support Groups

Test Your Knowledge

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Did You Know?

Outdoor air pollution can trigger asthma symptoms. Look for local air quality forecasts to help you plan outdoors activities when air pollution is low.