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North Shore Health Department Highlights for 7/26/2016

 Did You Know?

According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and Institute of Medicine, a poor diet can lead to energy imbalance and can increase one’s risk for overweight and obesity. A healthy lifestyle can be easy to manage as long as you balance your diet with physical activity.

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, a healthy eating plan:

  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars
  • Stays within your daily calorie needs

It’s the perfect time of year to try new locally-grown produce at your local Farmer’s Market view the link below to locate a farmer’s market near you. You can still enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. You can cut down on food high in fat or sugar by trying a modified healthier version of your favorite dish, eating smaller portions, limiting them to once a week and adding physical activity. Follow the tips below on how to increase physical activity:

  • Join a walking group in the neighborhood or at the local shopping mall.
  •  So stretches, exercises, or pedal; a stationary bike while watching television.
  •  Plant and care for a vegetable or flower garden.
  •  Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a friend to go with you.
  •  Take a class and do something you like (martial arts, dance, yoga).
  •   Most important-have fun while being active!

Get new recipes at: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

Get tips on physical activity: www.heart.org/physicalactivity

Locate a Farmers Market near you: http://www.farmfreshsewi.org/markets.htm

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North Shore Health News

Zika Cases in Florida Were Likely Spread by Mosquitoes, a First in the Continental U.S.

Click the link below to access the full article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/health/zika-virus-florida-case.html?_r=1


CDC Recommends Against FluMist for 2016-2017 Flu Season

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) states that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season due to relatively lower effectiveness from 2013-2016. Click the links below to learn more. 

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/s0622-laiv-flu.html  

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/27/483706023/how-flumist-slipped-from-preferred-to-passe

Dead Bird Hotline

To report a sick or dead bird please contact the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610. To learn more about West Nile Virus click here.

Elizabethkingia

Click here to learn more about this bloodstream infection and the ongoing outbreak investigation. Additional questions can be directed to the Bureau of Communicable Diseases at 608-267-9003 or DHSDPHBCD@wi.gov.  


Zika Virus

Visit these links to learn more about the Zika Virus 

DHS: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/





Our Mission

In partnership with the communities we serve, the North Shore Health Department assures, promotes, and protects the health and safety of the people in the North Shore.

Contact NSHD

The North Shore Health Department offices are staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please contact us at (414)371-2980 during our regular business hours 

If you have an urgent public heath need during non-office hours, please call the Bayside Communications Center's non-emergency number at (414) 351-9900 and the appropriate public health authorities will be notified.