July 22, 2014

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Say Goodbye to Ticks this Summer

Ticks, Ticks Go Away: Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease

There are few things I dislike about the summer, but ticks top the list. Ticks thrive in humid, wet and wooded areas. Here in Minnesota, you don’t have to go far to come across them.  Like mosquitoes, ticks can infect humans with bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause serious illness. There are many diseases that you can get from a tick bite.  One of the most … [More]

grillingsafety

The Grill Master’s Food Safety Guide

Grilling: the official scent of summer—at least at our home.  When it comes to grilling, food safety is just as important as grilling safety. Scrub up. Wash your hands before, during and after food preparation.  Bacteria can easily transfer from you to food and even surfaces around you. Take the time to safely thaw and marinate your meat. You should never (not even … [More]

Minnesota Bans Tanning Bed Use by Minors

Banning Tanning in Minnesota: New Law to Protect Minors from Dangers of Tanning Beds

Summer.  It’s a time of year many can’t wait for—to sit outside and soak up the sun.  Unfortunately many people don’t give a second thought to proper sun safety.  And tanning isn’t just popular during the summer; not when we have access year-round to tanning beds. But thanks to a recent law passed in Minnesota, beginning August 1 minors will no longer be able to tan … [More]

Meal Makeover Turkey Panini

Meal Makeover: Turkey Panini

When it comes to healthy eating, finding a balance between the good and the not as good can be hard to do. ACMC registered dietitian Sheila Smallfield crashed the ACMC employee break room to makeover one employee’s lunchtime meal. The Meal  A panini with two ounces of turkey, a half cup of spinach, a few onions slices, a tablespoon of veggie cream cheese on each bread … [More]