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SLIP AND FALL INJURIES
December marks the onset of winter, which officially begins on December 21st. Depending upon where you live, icy slippery streets, driveways and sidewalks may start much earlier than that. When you slip and fall, you could be injuring more than your pride. You could be injuring your head, neck or back.


OBESITY AND SCREEN TIME
The amount of time spent watching a screen (TV, computer, smart phone) has been linked to obesity among both adults and children.
GET UP AND DANCE
There are few among us who haven’t been alone in a home when a fun song was playing who then cranked up the volume and danced like nobody was watching. Dancing is not only fun – it’s good for your body and your mood. Even those with “two left feet” can shake, rattle and roll.



December
National Influenza Vaccination Week
(Dec. 4 – 12)

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza disease.




Safe Toys and Gifts Month

When it comes to toys and gifts, the excitement and desire to get your children their favorite toys may cause shoppers to forget about safety factors associated with them. Before you make these purchases, it is critical to remember to consider the safety and age range of the toys.

This holiday season (and beyond), please consider safe guidelines for choosing toys for all ages.



Air Force Teen Named Military Youth of the Year

Arianna Skinner from Joint Base MDL, Fort Dix Youth Programs was named the 2016 Military Youth of the Year at a ceremony at the Army Navy Club, Washington, DC.  In partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the military services participate in the Military Youth of the Year competition, an annual event which starts at the installation level, advances to the state and six regional levels, and culminates in the recognition of one teen who serves as a representative for military teens across the globe.


Kids Eat Well with Healthy Recipes

It can be challenging getting family members, especially children, on board when it comes to making healthy food choices. By involving children with meal preparation, they're more likely to eat what they've helped to create. For nutritious recipe options you can prepare with your children.