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    Washing Hands Saves Lives

    Keeping your hands clean helps you to avoid getting sick or spreading germs to others. This is important every day but especially during flu season. It is best to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. When water is not available, you can use alcohol-based hand products made for washing hands (sanitizers).

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  • Ebola Info grahpic CDC 17675Ebola Information

    The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the Monterey County and California is very low, state, federal and local health officials the are taking precautions to prevent this from happening.

    For the most up to date information visit the Centers for Disease Control's Ebola page
    Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades - Fiebre hemorrágica del Ébola

  • Quit smoking targetHelp to quit smoking

    Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — more than 3 million Californians still smoke. 

    The health benefits of quitting start immediately from the moment of smoking cessation. Quitting while you are younger will reduce your health risks more, but quitting at any age can give back years of life that would be lost by continuing to smoke.

    Learn more about the resources available to help you or a loved one quit.


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  • family at holiday feast 2 CDCManaging Diabetes during the Holidays

    Prepare to manage your diabetes during the holidays. Stay on track by taking medications on schedule and choosing healthy versions of favorite dishes. Remember to plan daily physical activities like walking after meals and dancing at festivities.

    Having diabetes shouldn't stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations and travel. With some planning and a little preparation, you can stay healthy on the road and at holiday gatherings with friends and family.

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