May 2010 newsletter
It’s About You!
K a i s e r P e r m a n e n t e E m p l o y e e W e l l n e s s P r o g r a m
MAY IS AMERICAN STROKE MONTH
DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STROKE?
What is a stroke?
Brain damage can begin within Symptoms of a stroke hap-
the damaged area of the brain What are the symptoms?
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO CONTROL YOUR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS?
not requiring a doctor's visit. • Unless you have multiple
DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STROKE? (CONTINUED)
Can you prevent a stroke?
After you have had a stroke, • Control your cholesterol and blood
• Sudden vision changes. you are at risk for having
• If you have diabetes, keep your
blood sugar as close to normal as
• New problems speaking your risk of stroke and im-
or understanding simple prove your overall health.
• Limit alcohol.
Having more than 1
• Don't smoke
secondhand smoke too. • Take a daily aspirin
or other medi-
• Eat a heart-healthy diet
• Avoid getting sick from the flu.
• Work closely with your doctor.
• Try to do moderate
activity at least 2½
hours a week.
• Stay at a healthy
Easier said than done, stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are
to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (e.g. Soak in a hot tub; walk
on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music;
watch a funny movie). Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your tem-
per or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO CONTROL YOUR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS? (CONTINUED)
Saline nasal sprays can be pur-chased over-the-counter, or you
• A "non-drowsy" antihistamine,
Nasal steroid sprays
If antihistamines, decongestants, or
Trimeton) may cause drowsiness. tor about getting a prescription for a
started before the beginning of the asthma that flares up with allergies,
Other medications and treatments
“Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let
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