October 2018

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Fall for these superfoods

There are a variety of great, healthy superfoods you can enjoy this fall.

  • Pumpkin - high in fiber, antioxidants; low in calories.
  • Sweet Potatoes - full of beta-carotene and a long-lasting emergency food when stored properly.
  • Apples - "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." High in fiber and antioxidants.
  • Pears - High in fiber and Vitamin C. Great for your hair and skin.
  • Brussel Sprouts - Vitamin K and potassium make this vegetable a fall superfood favorite.

 For more information on these fall favorites, click here

Oct. 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs at the National Prescription Drug Take Back event Oct. 27. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Highlands Ranch Substation, located at 9250 Zotos Dr.

For more information click here, or call the Metro District at 303-791-0430.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness month is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. It's an opportunity for increased education and a reminder to get your screenings to increase prevention of the disease.

There are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and in 2018 more than 40,000 women will die of the disease.

The American Cancer Society stresses that we can reduce our risk of cancer by making healthy choices such as eating right, staying active and not smoking. It's also important to get recommended screenings that can help detect certain cancers early. Click here for more information about early detection and diagnosis, risk, prevention and treatment.
Adult Health & Information Fair Nov. 10
Need a good handyman? Looking for a place to get solid legal and financial advice? Find what you are looking for at the Highlands Ranch Adult Health and Information Fair Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Recreation Center at Eastridge in Highlands Ranch. Adults of all ages are welcome.
 
The event will assemble more than 75 service providers under one roof, making it easy to gather information on multiple topics in one location. In addition, a variety of screenings will be offered and Walgreens will be offering flu shots and free medication review.
 
This event is presented by the Highlands Ranch Metro District and Highlands Ranch Community Association. Home Care Assistance Douglas County is the exclusive event sponsor. For more information, call 720-240-4922.
Congress passes another record Alzheimer's funding increase
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $425 million increase for Alzheimer's and dementia research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for fiscal year 2019. This follows recent U.S. Senate approval of this funding. The president is expected to sign the increase into law. This brings Alzheimer's and dementia research funding at the NIH to $2.3 billion annually. To learn more visit alzimpact.org or http://alz.org
Grilled salmon with herb and meyer lemon butter
Try this delicious salmon recipe if you want dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.
  
Click  here for the recipe. 
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