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Health eTips is produced by the staff of the St. Charles County Department of Public Health. The department consists of three divisions - Environmental Health and Protection, Health Services and Humane Services - that provide a wide range of services focused on enhancing the well-being of this community.

If you have questions about the Department of Public Health or have suggestions on public health topics you'd like to see explored in this blog, please email us.

Feb 14

Sweet Truth About Chocolate

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 9:48 AM by Doug Bolnick

Valentines across the globe will receive sweet, chocolaty treats from their loves this month. Instead of feeling guilty for indulging, it's better to celebrate the outstanding health benefits.

Eating chocolate improves blood flow, removes toxins and helps your mood. Studies show these health and emotional benefits may be obtained by eating 3.5 ounces, or about a half a dark chocolate bar, a few times a week. Read today's blog to discover the Sweet Benefits of Chocolate.

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Feb 14

Eat Red Foods to Improve Nutrition

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 9:48 AM by Doug Bolnick

A mix of colors in your meal does more than just add to the attractiveness of your plate. The variety of colors improves your health by presenting an ideal combination of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that cannot be obtained through just one source.

RED is one of the colors that should be found on every plate. Read to learn more about the benefits of Putting a Red Target on Your Plate.

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Jan 31

Prevent Birth Defects

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:22 AM by Doug Bolnick

One in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Some of these complications cannot be prevented, but there are some precautions moms-to-be can take to improve their chances of a healthy pregnancy.

To help expectant and new mothers, here are a few suggestions on how moms can Take Care to Help Their Babies.

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