Cleaning And Disinfecting | Creating Healthy Habits | Dexamethasone

June 17, 2020

woman cleaning a kitchen counter

Cleaning And Disinfecting

It’s recommended that we clean and disinfect to reduce the spread of germs. But what’s the difference?

Cleaning with soap and water reduces the number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface.

Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.

Learn how to clean and disinfect surfaces, such as:

  • Soft surfaces
  • Electronics
  • Laundry
  • Your hands

Nutrition for Older Adults

Eating healthy is important at any age but, as you get older your nutritional needs may change. Nutrients are the vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates you get from food. Eat foods that are high in nutrients and avoid empty calories. If you are having trouble eating healthy talk with your health care provider.

Healthy Habits

Creating a routine and forming healthy habits can play an important role in your health. Even small changes can have a positive effect. Try one (or all) of these:

Get enough sleep
Add some exercise to your day
Eat healthy
Manage stress

Spotting a Stroke

stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to part of the brain. Stroke symptoms may happen suddenly, so it’s important to recognize them when they occur. Symptoms include:

  • sudden numbness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)
  • confusion, and trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • severe headache with no known cause
  • difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

If you suspect that you or someone else may be having a stroke, call 911 right away.


Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, is similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It is used to relieve inflammation and treat certain forms of arthritis; skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders; severe allergies; asthma; and some kinds of cancer. Find out more about how corticosteroids are used to treat illness.

Chunky Black Bean Dip

You can put this Chunky Black Bean Dip together in just a few minutes. Serve with chips, fresh veggies, or as a filling for a wrap or burrito.