June 2018

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June is Men's Health Month 
Lifestyle changes can lower the risk of developing one or more of the top health threats among men in the U.S. These threats include heart disease, cancer, accidental injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke.  According to the Mayo Clinic, lifestyle changes include not smoking, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, keeping stress low, limiting use of alcohol and exercising.
Recognizing one's stressors  is also key to reducing long term adverse effects to our health.  Learn to recognize signs of stress by listening to your body. Moving and exercise prevents stress and helps manage it. Take a walk outdoors or around the office. Other recommendations are:
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Limit alcohol beverages
  • Eat healthy
  • Exercise on a regular basis
  • Find something you enjoy doing every day
  • Spend time with friends and family
Click here to learn more. 
Camp Fun at the Park
Be sure to attend this half-day of camp-type fun outdoors in a beautiful Highlands Ranch park. Adults age 50+ are welcome. We'll be playing corn hole, outdoor table tennis, bocce ball and field games. A short trail walk, crafts, scavenger hunt, camp songs, lunch and s'mores are also on the schedule. Lunch will be provided by Falcon Park Dental Group.

When:  Tuesday, June 26
Time:   9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:   Northridge Park, 8800 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch

The event is free, however registration is required 72 hours in advance. Click here to register.

For more information contact Jodie McCann at 720-240-4922 or email jmccann@highlandsranch.org.
Grilled Asparagus and Shrimp Quinoa Salad with
Lemon  Vinaigrette
This yummy recipe only takes 45 minutes to make and tastes so delicious.
Click  here for the recipe. 
Oral health is vital for overall good health. As we age, dental problems such as gum disease and tooth loss can lead to other problems and put us at risk for endocarditis ( inflammation  of the inner layer of the  heart ), aspiration pneumonia, difficulties related to diabetes and more. In addition, many medications cause dry mouth which can lead to difficulty swallowing, a change in one's speech, loss or change to sense of taste and tooth decay.

Regular dental exams and good daily oral hygiene can prevent many of these problems, making for a healthy mouth, healthy heart and a reason to smile.
For more information about how to maintain excellent oral health,click here.
Did You Know....
Each year from May to June, the Social Security Administration sends a letter to Medicare beneficiaries, advising that they may qualify for financial assistance in paying for prescription drugs (Part D) and other health care costs (Part B).
Click here to read more.
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Jodie McCann | 720-240-4922 | jmccann@highlandsranch.org