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Halloween Haunts

Halloween Haunts
​Here's where to find your scare on Fright Night (and before)Halloween always warrants warnings, such as, Never go it alone (the buddy system.); Don't take candy from strangers, and if youdo, inspect it thoroughly to be sure it hasn't been tampered with.; Carry a flashlight when out after dark.; And, very importantly:Send the wee ones out with adul...
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10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!

10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!
Sure, you've heard that physical activity might help keep the weight off, but are you familiar with the other reasons physical activity is so important? Here's a look at 10 benefits of physical activity and why you should get moving today!Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes or Diabetes ComplicationsMore than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and anothe...
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Serve Up the Ultimate Summer *Soft Drinks

Serve Up the Ultimate Summer *Soft Drinks
​Pour me a *soft drink, please. But not a soda. And with a pretty garnish. While soft drinks typically make us think of carbonated beverages, such as Coke or Pepsi, they can actually imply any drink that doesn't contain a lot of alcohol. Those would be hard drinks.​ Summer! That blissful period of between-ness. Many are in-between grades, jobs, or ...
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What does it mean to be a DD/Designated Driver?

What does it mean to be a DD/Designated Driver?
​Someone says they're the designated driver. You know what that means, right? You see them grab a beer from the party cooler. Now what do you think? Let's do a search engine experiment. Let's Google up "What is a DD?" And share the top responses. Urban Dictionary says: n. Designated Driver. One who abstains from "partying" so everyone can get home ...
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Stay Safe this 4th of July

Stay Safe this 4th of July
A guest post by ​Kendall Dapprich, Strafford County Public Health NetworkAlthough it is legal for adults over the age of 21 to purchase and possess fireworks in New Hampshire, fireworks can still be dangerous. The safest way to enjoy fireworks this 4th of July is to attend a professional display. If you choose to celebrate the holiday with fir...
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