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June 2019

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Let us celebrate by learning how to keep our brains   healthy. The good news is we can control and prevent or delay the onset of dementia through our lifestyle choices.

 Blood vessels and the heart nourish the brain. You can keep your heart healthy by maintaining a healthy   weight, keeping your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar under control and not using tobacco   products.

 Exercise is another way to keep you heart and body healthy. Exercise increases the blood and oxygen to   the brain, and exercise maintains and promotes brain cell connections.

 Protect your brain from injury. Learn how to prevent falls, wear your seatbelt, practice safe driving, and   wear helmets.

Practice activities to reduce stress since stress can effect memory and thinking abilities. Reduce stress through journaling, meditation, yoga, and connecting with friends.  

Nutrition is an important lifestyle factor that can help prevent or delay the onset of dementia. Choose to eat minimally processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, poultry, fish, nuts, and healthy fats, like olive oil.

Keep your mind active to form new connections among brains cells. Some ideas include playing games, reading, trying something new, cooking, puzzles, music and art.

Finally, social engagement is associated with living longer. Have a regular scheduled social activity once per week, such as visiting family and friends, participating in a club or group, volunteering and staying involved in the community.

By applying a few lifestyle changes, you too can keep your brain healthy. 


Food safety

Summer is a fun time for gatherings, including picnics and cookouts.  Because of warmer temperatures, foodborne illness increases in summer. Stay healthy and safe during warmer months by following these food safety recommendations.

When bringing food to a picnic or cookout:

  • Foods that need to be kept cold include: raw meat, poultry, and seafood; deli and luncheon meats or sandwiches; summer salads (tuna, chicken, egg, pasta, or seafood); cut up fruit and vegetables; and perishable dairy products.
  • Use an insulated cooler filled with ice or frozen gel packs.  A full cooler will maintain its  cold temperature longer than a partially filled one.  Keep the cooler out of the direct sun by placing it in the shade or shelter.  Avoid opening the cooler repeatedly so that your food stays colder longer.

When cooking on the grill:

  • Keep perishable food cold until it is ready to cook.
  • Use separate cutting boards and utensils for raw meat and ready-to-eat items like vegetables or bread.
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure meat and poultry are cooked thoroughly to their safe minimum internal temperatures.
  • Always use a fresh, clean plate and tongs for serving cooked food. Never reuse items that touched raw meat or poultry to serve the food once it is cooked.

When serving food outdoors:

  • Perishable food should not sit out for more than two hours.  In hot weather (above 90 °F), food should NEVER sit out for more than one hour.
  • Serve cold food in small portions, and keep the rest in the cooler.  After cooking meat and poultry on the grill, keep it hot until served – at 140 °F or warmer.

For more food safety information visit: www.foodsafety.gov


June 2019 Events

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Public Health Services

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Dept. of Health and Human Services
Address: 514 Riverview Avenue
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: (262) 896-8430
Fax: (262) 970-6670
TollFree: 1-800-540-3620
Email: hhs@waukeshacounty.gov

Walk-in Clinic Nurse Services are available:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:15 PM)
The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
WIC Walk-in Benefit Pick up is available:
Mondays (8:15 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (3 – 6:30 PM)
Fridays (8:30 – 11:30 AM)

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a medical professional or call 911.

The Public Health Division will be closed to the public for 2019 holiday observances on the following dates:

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY will be observed Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • LABOR DAY will be observed Monday, September 2, 2019
  • THANKSGIVING DAY AND THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING will be observed Thursday, November 28, 2019, and Friday, November 29, 2019
  • CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY will be observed Tuesday, December 24, 2019, and Wednesday, December 25, 2019
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE AND NEW YEAR'S DAY (2019-2020) will be observed Tuesday, December 31, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020