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Lou Lemons

HEALTH ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR

Lou accepted the assignment of Health Director in July 2018 following Pat Stepniewski's long tenure in the role. Lou and Dian Lemons live in Duncanville. More bio to come...


The nearest Carter Blood Care Donor Center to Holy Spirit Catholic Church is in Cedar Hill.
NOTE: If you wish to go there to donate blood, the number to the right will identify you as a member of our church:
#020599

CARTER BLOOD CARE – CEDAR HILL DONOR CENTER
613 Uptown Blvd. Suite 107, Cedar Hill, TX 75104  – Telephone (972) 572-3917


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May 2019 KC Health Flyer

May KC Health Flyer May is National Stroke Awareness Month In this month alone some 65,000 Americans will experience a stroke according to the National Stroke Association. The national Institutes of Health report strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. You are likely aware of many of the risk factors of…

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Beware Poisonous Plants

Beware Poisonous Plants Although the weatherman seems to have pulled an April Fool joke on us this week, it really is spring. And, as we know, in spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of fishing. I’ve been a fisherman since I could hold a cane pole and catch bream in Arkansas. When…

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March KofC Health Flyer

 The need for sleep to be healthy March is the month that we spring forward to daylight saving time. I don’t know why anyone would spring for that. If I had a vote, I’d vote to keep standard time all year. I know I’ll have jet lag from the change next week. So I decided…

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love

Since this is the month of Valentine’s Day, I reviewed some literature on love and health. I believed intuitively that there is a link between love and health, but I think this article pretty well sums it up. 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love: By Sherry Rauh FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES “I need somebody to love,”…

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January Health Flyer

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were GREAT. It’s time for that New Year’s Resolution. As your health guy, I want to encourage everyone to be optimistic and resolve to have a healthier 2019. So, like one of my favorite people, Will Rogers: “All I know is what I read in the  newspapers.” I’ve…

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Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

I’ve taken the following from the CDC feature for the December health notice. I think it’s a timely even though as a U.S. government agency they can’t mention Christmas; only the holidays. However, they somehow reminded me of an upcoming birthday with this picture and the information offered about: Food Safety Tips for the Holidays…

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November Health Flyer

November Health Flyer The weather is cooler, and we’re back on Standard Time. So, it must be November already! Two things come to mind when I think of autumn: the Holidays and Travel. I can’t think of the Holidays without thinking of food. We have always had turkey for Thanksgiving at our house and either…

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AAP Issues Flu Vaccine Recommendations

AAP issues Flu vaccine recommendations for 2018 The new flu shot is now available. I know some of my brother Knights don’t get an annual flu shot for various reasons. I won’t try to debate anyone’s reason for not getting the flu shot except ………. As of Aug. 18, 2018, a total of 179 children…

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Blood drive – August 2018

Blood drive – August 2018 Lou Lemons jumped right in as the council’s new director of health activities by overseeing the blood drive that was held in Holy Spirit’s community center dining room on Sunday, Aug. 19. The drive collected 40 donations. Hats off to Lou and those who helped: outgoing health director Patrick Stepniewski,…

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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness

Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat-related illness. For more information contact: Lou Lemons, Health Activities Director