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My First VoxBox!

My First VoxBox!

So a few days ago I got my first VoxBox in the mail from Influenster. It is called the #JadoreVoxBox! So many fun goodies inside. How fun does that look!
So, I have tried almost everything in the box and it has been a blast.
First thing was the chocolate kisses of course...and who in their right mid doesn't like chocolate kisses!? I had mine with wine. :) Looks good doesn't it :)
 

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Cal Water’s Annual "Operation Gobble" program helps Stockton needy

Cal Water’s Annual "Operation Gobble" program helps Stockton needy

For the 25th consecutive year, California Water Service Company (Cal Water) donated Thanksgiving turkeys to local needy families through a program called "Operation Gobble."

Since its inception in 1988, the state-wide program has fed hundreds of thousands of needy people. Local legislators participated in the program by recommending charities in their districts that can help with distribution.

This year, Cal Water distributed 800 $15 gift certificates, good for the purchase of a turkey or any turkey product, to local charities. Donating gift certificates rather than frozen turkeys gives additional flexibility to the charities and families that participate in the program. For example, if a family does not wish to prepare a whole turkey, it can purchase ground turkey, turkey breasts, or even turkey bacon. And distributing gift certificates rather than heavy frozen birds eliminates the need for delivery trucks, which is better for the environment.

25th Annual Hospice of San Joaquin "Tree of Lights" Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 26

25th Annual Hospice of San Joaquin "Tree of Lights" Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 26

(Stockton)
The Hospice of San Joaquin and Delta College will illuminate the holiday sky at the 25th Annual Hospice of San Joaquin "Tree of Lights" Ceremony, Nov. 26, 6 p.m. at Delta’s main Pacific Avenue entrance. As is traditional, a local hospice services family will flip the giant PG&E switch, coloring the tree with 1600 multicolored lights. This year, the family of Ray Vigil will have the honor.

World Diabetes Day observed Nov. 14

World Diabetes Day observed Nov. 14

On Thursday, November 14, San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will take part in the local observation of World Diabetes Day. According to the 2011- 2012 California Health Interview Survey, 10.9% (53,000) of the adult population in San Joaquin County has diabetes. In California, the rate is 8.4%. These high numbers illustrate the need to educate county residents about the risk for diabetes and how to prevent the crippling effects of this disease.

Diabetes is a challenging disease that affects the entire family in many ways. San Joaquin County Health Officer, Dr. Karen Furst advises, “It is important for people with diabetes and their families, to work together to manage diabetes and prevent serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage.” Usually, people with diabetes who have a strong family support system are better able to cope with the day-to-day demands associated with the disease.

Feed your belly and a good cause

Feed your belly and a good cause

Come join the Stockton Ballet School's Holiday Fair with food trucks that will help fundraise for the school and Company.

There will a variety of vendors and trucks to help you shop for the holiday early! Spicy Grill, Mamas and Tapas and The Butler's Pantry will be there as well as retail brands as Thirty-One, Krispy Kreme, See's Candies, Mixed Bags, EZ-Threadz Designer Turbans and more accessories.

Free flu vaccine clinics for San Joaquin county residents

Free flu vaccine clinics for San Joaquin county residents

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will provide seasonal influenza vaccinations free of charge on Monday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out), at two community sites in Stockton: Delta College in Upper Danner Hall and downtown, next to the Stockton WorkNet office on South Lincoln Street. These special flu vaccine clinics are open to everyone, 3 years of age and older. They are “walk-in” clinics and no appointment is required.

Those who do not have health insurance and those at highest risk of complications from the flu, including pregnant women and persons with long term medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illness, are especially encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Flu vaccination is also important for people who live with or care for people at high risk for influenza-related complications, and for anyone caring for newborns.