Congressman Dent wanted to pass along the notice below regarding the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute.
In 2017, the Library will offer five Institute weeks:
•Open Sessions (any subject area): June 19-June 23, June 26-June 30, and July 10-July 14
•Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus: July 17-July 21
•World War I Focus: July 31-August 4
The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute is appropriate for K-12 educators across many disciplines, including: Social Studies/History, English Language Arts, Science, Art, Music; and for any other educator who feels primary sources could be used with their curriculum. Librarians and Curriculum/Professional Development specialists are also encouraged to apply. If you have a question as to whether the Summer Teacher Institute would be appropriate for you, please send us an email to: email@example.com. Application Deadline: March 17, 2017
For more information, please visit: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/?rssloc=eanft
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WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS
By: Michelle Martucci RD, LDN
Garlic supplementation helps to prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold. Garlic is low in calories and very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. Garlic contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and ageing. It may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Keeping your heart healthy with better oral care
Claiming around 610,000 lives each year, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S.1 Did you know that research has found a link between this deadly disease and the health of your gums?
Having gum disease increases the risk of a first heart attack by 28%, according to a 2016 study by the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden.2
“Although the findings indicate a strong link between gum disease and heart disease, it’s still unclear whether one actually causes the other,” says the American Heart Association. The two conditions have some of the same risk factors, including smoking, poor nutrition and diabetes. Researchers believe that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the connection.3
Prevention is the best medicine
Regular healthy habits can lower your risk of both gum disease and heart disease. And, if you already have one or both of these conditions, these strategies can help reduce their impact:
• Brush and floss regularly. To remove plaque-forming bacteria, brush for at least two minutes, twice a day, and don’t skip the floss.
• Choose a healthy diet, rich in essential nutrients (especially vitamins A and C). Reduce or eliminate sugar and starches.
• Avoid cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. These habits can destroy your gums and increase your chance of heart disease.
This message is courtesy of Delta Dental
Miller Heights Staff