First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

We are a church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors

Moo! Moo!

From the Parish Nurse:

MOO! MOO! The cows are celebrating National Dairy Month!! And so should we by evaluating our intake of dairy products which are so rich in calcium. How important is calcium? VERY!! It is responsible for the strength of our bones. A lack of calcium can lead to osteopenia and later osteoporosis which can lead to fractures (breaks) when suffering a fall or even a casual stress like twisting to open a food container

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Prevention for Mosquito/Tick Illnesses

by Kathy Nevins DNP, NP-C, RN
We are coming into the season when there will be flying or crawling creatures sharing our world. For illnesses caused by Mosquitoes and ticks, prevention really is the best medi-cine!
West Nile Virus is primarily transmitted to humans through a mosquito bite. West Nile has a 3-14 day incubation period, and those infected will become symptomatic with a combi-nation of the following: sudden fever onset, lack of appetite, generally not feeling good,

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Time for Yourself during Holy Week

From the Parish Nurse:

Holy Week is here and this time gives us an opportunity to double up our efforts as the Lenten season comes to an end. Stake out some time for yourself to reflect on first, the hopelessness of some events of this week in liturgy, the beauty of Holy Thursday, and then join in for the celebration of the great event of the Resurrection of the Lord. Know that the Lord is always with you and waits for YOU to turn to Him with any difficulties, be they small or large. Find comfort in the Lord this week and always.

From the Parish Nurse written by Anne Moran

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

CASA of NH trains concerned citizens to advocate for abused and neglected children in the courts. There are children waiting for someone to speak on their behalf. Your common sense, commitment to children, and a contribution of 10-12 hours a month will help ensure a child grows up in a safe, permanent home. To become a CASA/GAL volunteer and help the children in your community, please call 800/626-0622, or apply at www.casanh.org/onlineapplication.

Sleep Does Matter

From the Parish Nurse:

Did you know that sleep is one of nature's greatest health resources. Often, this basic health need is overlooked. SLEEP does matter. So many of us try to burn the candle at both ends during the week and vow to "catch up" on the weekend. THIS is NOT effective. A minimum of 7 hours with the optimum of 8 hours of sleep is necessary for the body to function at its best. Short-changing yourself of this "down time" can have some negative effects on your body. This week, keep a log of the number of hours of sleep YOU get and if you are lacking, try to increase sleep time a bit at a time and experience the positive results.

From the Parish Nurse written by Anne Moran

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