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  • Published on December 29, 2017

    Value Options has webinars, audio clips, calculators, and articles on specific financial topics that are available online.

  • Published on May 16, 2017

    The warm sun may feel good on your skin but the sun’s rays can cause wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer.  In fact, most skin cancers are related to sun exposure. Protect your skin and help prevent damage by using sunscreen throughout the year.

  • Published on December 20, 2016

    Holiday Food Safety: Feasting with family and friends is part of many holiday celebrations. Follow these simple tips to keep safe from food poisoning, or foodborne illness, during the holidays.

  • Published on November 16, 2016

    If you're a smoker, quitting can be the single most important step you take to protect your health and the health of your loved ones. Prepare to quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout on November 19. You’re not alone and many resources are free. Choose one today for a brighter tomorrow.

  • Published on November 4, 2016

    Congratulations to these raffle prize winners

  • Published on November 2, 2016

    Join, Ron Sinha, M.D. for this excellent video to learn why it's so important to manage stress and effective ways to do so.

  • Published on October 21, 2016

    Education and support can help people make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. Find out if you're at risk. 

  • Published on August 5, 2016

    Healthy road trip, heart-healthy snacks and cookout ideas, and more. 

  • Published on August 4, 2016

    It's never too late for a fresh start on healthy eating. SuperTracker can give you a customized meal plan based on your needs. Why wait? Start today.  

  • Published on August 4, 2016

    Did you know that people who have diabetes-both type 1 and type 2-feel the heat more than people who don't have diabetes?

  • Published on August 4, 2016

    Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. This week, be adventurous and pledge to try a new fruit or veggie.

  • Published on July 22, 2016

    Classes, Flu Shots, Farmers Market, Information and Inspiration, Music, Prizes, Freebies, and more. Don't Miss It!

    Register for a class today…

  • Published on July 22, 2016

    Employee Health Screening and Total Health Assessment Gift Card Drawing Results Announced

  • Published on June 22, 2016

    Men's Health Tips from the American Heart Association: Putting off doctor visits and sun safety tips

  • Published on June 10, 2016

    iWalk starts June 20, 2016 and ends August 12, 2016.  Sign ups end on July 1, 2016.

  • Published on June 2, 2016

    Complete your Total Health Assessment by June 19th to be entered in the drawing. Don't miss out!

  • Published on April 20, 2016

    Attend a free health screening between May 11 - May 26, 2016, enter to win from $50 to $200. Don't miss out!

  • Published on February 11, 2016
    Get Fit on Route 66 will get you moving more in no time with these winning features.
  • Published on January 28, 2016

    The new year is a great time to think about your goals - including how to live a healthier lifestyle. Here are some ideas on how to improve your overall health and well-being - from practicing mindfulness to keeping an exercise routine going.

  • Published on December 27, 2015

    Congratulations! You’ve made it to the last part of Maintain Don’t Gain. Over the past few weeks, you’ve learned to work in workouts, snack healthier, stay calm and balanced, and be social without breaking your diet. So why not keep these healthy habits going? With a little daily effort, you can maintain, not gain – plus work toward new goals – for the new year.

  • Published on December 19, 2015

    Holiday parties are the mecca of delicious, high-calorie foods – from cocktails and wine to cookies, chips, cheese, and more. With so many temptations, how can you possibly stay on track? You’ve got to learn some survival skills or you’ll ruin all of your hard work. With the right game plan, you can stay strong when you stand up to the usual holiday suspects.

  • Published on December 18, 2015

    'Tis the season of joy and togetherness - and crowds, lines, overspending, and too much togetherness, at times. It's little wonder that so many of us feel stressed during the holidays.

  • Published on December 15, 2015
    Enroll in one of these January classes: Healthy Habits or Healthy Eating
  • Published on December 11, 2015

    Have you ever noticed that when you wait too long to eat something you end up pigging out? Nutritionists agree that one of the best ways to maintain your weight is by eating small meals throughout the day, with healthy snacks in between. This helps keep your metabolism up and running, and lowers your risk for overeating at mealtime.

  • Published on December 4, 2015

    You may enjoy hosting holiday gatherings or entertaining out-of-town guests. But sometimes, stress can crash your party and ruin your weight management plan. That’s when you need to take time out to give yourself some breathing room. With a little planning and awareness, you can stay on track.

  • Published on November 20, 2015

    The holidays and travel go together like mashed potatoes and gravy. Whether you’re visiting your grandmother in Pittsburgh or sailing away on an island cruise, travel can trip you up if you’re watching your weight. But there are always ways to stay healthy and motivated — even when you are surrounded by tempting, high-fat foods.

  • Published on November 20, 2015

    The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. Between parties, traveling, baking, and shopping, there’s not much time for exercise. And this is the season when you need it the most. It can help you beat stress, boost energy, and burn off all of those homemade cookies.

  • Published on November 20, 2015

    It’s that time of year when you and your family are inspired to cook your favorite comfort foods or sweet treats. But these high-calorie dishes can add up to holiday love handles. Thankfully, there are a few simple tricks to turn any traditional recipe into a lower-calorie health food that’s still delicious.

  • Published on November 13, 2015

    When you manage your weight, it can brighten your mood and boost your energy. It can also help prevent or lessen your chances of getting weight-related illnesses or long-term conditions. If you start managing your weight now, you’ll feel happier and healthier.

  • Published on November 6, 2015

    Celebrate a healthier you. To help keep you from putting on holiday pounds, we’ve teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to bring you Maintain Don’t Gain. It’s an 8-week program that offers you weekly challenges, tips, and resources to help you stay on track.

  • Published on October 22, 2015

    Take a moment to think about all the things you do regularly to protect your physical health.

  • Published on June 23, 2015

    What can you do to stay healthy and avoid getting sick? You can get certain preventive care, take medicines and practice healthy behaviors.

    When you go for your next checkup, talk to your doctor or nurse about how you can stay healthy, no matter what your age.

  • Published on March 12, 2015

    No additional screening appointments will be available after the listed: Schedule your appointment by April 1, 2015

    • Screenings are available to all county employees, retirees, and dependents (non-minor)
    • The screening is Non-fasting and is a simple finger stick
    • Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to complete release form. Allow 30-40 minutes total
  • Published on February 17, 2015
    February 25, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Register for Classes now.
  • Published on January 28, 2015

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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  • Published on January 22, 2015

    Quitting smoking will benefit your health, your life and your loved ones. Deciding to quit is a big step, but following through is just as important.

    Over one million people each year make the decision and successfully quit smoking.

  • Published on January 22, 2015

    Looking for a fun way to kick off the new year and be active and fit? As a service to the communities in which they serve, St. Joseph Health is powering Live Healthy Wine Country! This activity challenge is open to the general public so help spread the word and invite family, friends or coworkers to be healthy.

    10 Week Wellness Challenge, January 26, 2015 - April 3, 2015

  • Published on December 29, 2014
    Over the last 7 weeks, we have provided you with tips and resources on varying topics from healthy snacks and stress to getting a good night's sleep and exercising. As you may have gleaned, weight management depends on more factors than simply monitoring your diet and exercising.
  • Published on December 16, 2014
    Did you know that alcohol can contain almost as many calories per gram as fat?
  • Published on December 10, 2014
    The gift of choice. Loading up on obligations, or spending time with people you don't really want to, sets yourself up for stressful situations. Give yourself the gift of choice so when you do accept an invitation or choose to buy presents - you will be happy in the knowledge that you gave yourself the gift of choice and you'll be more likely to experience these events joyfully.
  • Published on December 3, 2014
    Don't eat it if you don't love it. Be mindful of what you eat. Decide in advance what you can't live without and be sure to savor each bite of the foods you love.
  • Published on November 26, 2014
    Have you noticed that we tend to substitute food for entertainment around the holidays? While sitting around the table and enjoying good company and good food is part of many of our traditions, consider scheduling some group activities to get you and your guests away from the table. You will all benefit from better digestion, circulation and the stress release.
  • Published on November 25, 2014
    Isn't it true that we know the chaos is coming and yet it still manages to rock our boats? The lines are long, dressing rooms are packed, parking is non-existent and yet we STILL go out against our good sense. Now that you've chosen the chaos, here are a few tips to get you through it.
  • Published on November 21, 2014
    Start before you head out the door. Leave the elastic/stretch/loose- fitting clothes at home. Wearing your slim-fitting slacks, a hip-hugging dress, or your smallest belt with no additional holes left to expand, is the first step to managing portion-sizes.
  • Published on November 20, 2014
    The comforting foods of our traditional recipes are often the culprits to our seasonal weight gain. Make simple modifications while using traditional foods in a different way and take advantage of seasonal holiday favorites that are delicious and loaded with nutritional value.
  • Published on November 20, 2014
    With holiday sweets and treats adorning employee break rooms as early October, it's no wonder that maintaining a healthy lifestyle around the holiday season can be a challenge!
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