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Tribal Health and Wellness News „Steps You Can Take To Combat Infuenza (Flu) Dental Chat Each year, fu vaccine is made with and water. the three most common circulating Did you know that dental decay is the most common chronic infection in strains and the Center for Disease „ Avoid contact with sick people. children? Dental cavities cause children pain, missed school days, poor Control and Prevention (CDC) „ If you are ill with fu-like sleep, poor speech, and diffculty eating. On the bright side, cavities are recommends that everyone aged six symptoms, stay home for at least preventable. Having a dental exam every six months is a very important months and older obtain a fu shot. 24 hours after your fever is gone step to keep teeth healthy. The fu shot is not a 100% guarantee except to get medical care or for of not getting the fu but it does other necessities. For more information on how to prevent cavities in children and any other provide better protection for you oral health questions call the Chehalis Tribal Dental Clinic and schedule than if you were not vaccinated at „ Limit contact with others as much your appointment today at 360-709-1659. all. Flu-like symptoms can include as possible to keep from infecting February is Children’s Oral Health Month. To fever, cough, sore throat, runny or them. celebrate the dental clinic is giving away an stuffy nose, body aches, headache, Oral B Vitality toothbrush-perfect for a child. chills and fatigue. Certain „ Cover your nose and mouth with Each child ages 0-17 that completes their people are at greater risk and are a tissue or upper arm/shoulder scheduled dental appointment in February is encouraged to get the seasonal fu when you cough or sneeze. entered to win. vaccine. This at-risk population „ Avoid touching your eyes, nose, includes: and mouth. Drawing will be held Thursday, February 28 at 4:00 PM. „ Kids and adults of any age with „ Disinfect surfaces and objects that certain chronic health conditions may be contaminated with germs. SPIPA Colon Health Program or special health care needs, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, „ Cover your mouth and nose with cystic fbrosis, asthma and other a mask to stop the spread of Presents the Third Annual breathing problems, sickle cell germs. “March to Prevention” anemia, and cerebral palsy. Here are fve steps to take to help you on your road to recovery: Conference „ Pregnant women. „ Household contacts and „ Stay at home and rest. At the Little Creek Event Center caregivers of people in any of the with Squaxin Island Tribe above groups. „ If you get very sick or are at high Saturday, March 2 risk for fu complications, call 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM „ Health care professionals. your doctor. Who: Tribal and Community Members „ Household contacts and „ Take the antiviral fu drugs if your RSVP: 360-462-3235 caregivers of kids, especially doctor prescribes them. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To commemorate it, those in contact with babies under the Colon Health Program will hold its 3 Annual March to Prevention rd six months of age who are too „ Drink plenty of water and clear conference at Little Creek Event Center, Squaxin Island. young to get seasonal fu vaccine. liquids to prevent water loss (dehydration). Speakers, Zumba, The Giant Colon display, Colon Health Bingo, „ The CDC website high risk for fu Educational Workshops and Activities. complications also lists American „ Treat fever and cough with Indians and Alaska Natives medicines you can buy at the If you would like more information or to register to attend, contact Cindy as having a higher risk of fu store. Beck at 360-709-1810 or complications. Visit CDC’s website to fnd out what do if you get sick with the fu and There are preventative actions you how to care for someone at home can do each day to stop the spread who is sick with the fu. of germs: „ Wash your hands often with soap preventing.html    Page 5
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