Monthly archives of “October 2010

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Make a Quit Day – Join The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout

On November 18th, The American Cancer Society is hosting the 35th year of the Great American Smokeout, a day that encourages smokers to quit. If you are a smoker, this is your time to quit and setting a “quit date” is key.

Research shows that if you pick a quit day in the next 30 days and stick to it, you’ll be more likely to be successful. Read More

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Scare Away Cavities and Promote a Healthy Holiday

This year, Americans will spend close to $9 billion on candy, and in October a lot of that candy will end up on the teeth of trick or-treating children1.  My apple a day wants to remind parents that when it comes to cavities and teeth not all candy is created equal. Cavities and tooth decay are caused by prolonged exposure to sugar. Parents and care givers need to be on the front lines helping kids fight cavities by decreasing the amount of time sugar comes in contact with their teeth as well as moderating the  amount of candy their kids consume. Read More

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Meals That Heal – Join us for a FREE cooking class and food tasting!

This week we kicked off our FREE Meals That Heal series with Legacy Health at The Portland Farmer’s Market, Shemanski Park. The series is focused on cancer fighting foods to help you learn to create healthy, delicious meals. There are three more events in the coming months so register today! Call 503-335-3500 or register online, click on add to my events list and continue registration. Read More

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ODS Well@Work Employer Toolkit is here to help YOU

If you work for an organization that wants to begin a wellness program (but you are not exactly sure how), or perhaps you’re supporting wellness today and  just have questions as to how to increase participation then I have some good news!

One of my recent projects here in Healthcare Services has been pulling together the Well@work toolkit  that employers can use to both implement and maintain a wellness program. All you have to do is visit our website at and click on the Employer tab to find the section titled ODS Well@work. Here is a direct link you may use as well Read More