Healthy Living Tips

  1. Quit Smoking
    Categories: Healthy Living Tips

    Quit Smoking

    While we aren't avid anti-smoking advocates, we do share what information we can for those concerned about smoking or wanting to quit. From Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease to information about E-cigs, background on Heredity & Death and Physiology of the Heart and Lungs... even side notes about Cold Feet and thoughts about Smoking tied to Mental Illness... now here are some tips from the CDC: CDC’s Tips From...
  2. Safe Holidays - A Poem
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    Safe Holidays - A Poem

    It's the holiday season and it’s definitely keeping us all on our toes. We all have plenty of tips and tricks for you to keep your spirits bright and stay safe, but this year Ready Campaign thought they would share them a little differently—via a poem. Enjoy—and have a very happy (and safe!) holiday season. Happy Holiday Tips The clock is ticking and...
  3. Tis the season to be CAREFUL
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    Tis the season to be CAREFUL

    Winter & Holiday risks are very different from other times of year.. right now everyone is in a holiday frenzy, but take a moment to think about Winter Risks and how to avoid them: Are you Ready for Winter? Winter Weather Tips Winter Roads & Safety Winter Driving Winter Weather Safety More Winter Safety Winter Cold Recommendations for Workers and...
  4. Holiday and Travel Safety Toolkit
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    Holiday and Travel Safety Toolkit

    Holidays - we're running around in a rush, have WAY too much to do in too little time - Ugh... this is when mishaps occur - be safe and be ready. The main tips for holiday and travel safety include: Stay off the road during and after a winter storm. Keep candles away from flammable materials or consider using flameless...
  5. Can insect repellents be used by pregnant or nursing women?
    Categories: Healthy Living Tips, Info News, Outdoor Safety & Virus & Pandemic

    Can insect repellents be used by pregnant or nursing women?

    The CDC says that most repellents can be used on children aged >2 months. Protect infants aged <2 months from mosquitoes by using an infant carrier draped with mosquito netting with an elastic edge for a tight fit. Products containing OLE specify that they should not be used on children aged <3 years. Other than the safety tips listed above, EPA does not recommend...
  6. Beat The Heat with the FEMA App
    Categories: Healthy Living Tips, Outdoor Safety & OSHA Safety

    Beat The Heat with the FEMA App

    It's hot across the U.S. and folks are out traveling for summer break. Download the FEMA app for free on the App Store and Google Play to stay cool and know ahead of time when extreme heat and other severe weather is on the way. Add up to five locations to include your upcoming travel destinations, and watch over family and friends...
  7. Fresh Ideas: Tips to Survive Summer BBQ Season
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    Fresh Ideas: Tips to Survive Summer BBQ Season

    It's summertime and the eating is easy—too easy. While we're at it - don't forget to be safe in the yard and at the grill! Read about Mud, Bugs and Barbecue and  Grilling Safety. Also check these out: Ka-BOOM – Hear the Thunder? Hide. Happy Summer – Are you Ready for Summer Safety, Summer Sun and More?  Cholesterol and excess weight are serious...
  8. FDA Warning: Aspirin-Containing Antacid Medicines Can Cause Bleeding
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    FDA Warning: Aspirin-Containing Antacid Medicines Can Cause Bleeding

    Drugs containing an antacid and aspirin, and used to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, or upset stomach, can cause serious bleeding, FDA warns. Read the Drug Facts label to see if the product you’re using for these conditions has aspirin, especially if you have a risk factor for bleeding. The next time you reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) product...
  9. Heat Alerts
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    Heat Alerts

    Did you know  that WEA – Wireless Emergency Alerts include heat alerts? Heat Watches and Warnings: The National Weather Service (NWS) issues heat advisories and excessive heat warnings when unusual periods of hot weather are expected. Heat Out looks: The potential exists for an excessive heat event in the next 3-7 days. Excessive Heat Watches: Conditions are favorable for an excessive heat...
  10. Over 650 people die each year from exposure to extreme heat
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    Over 650 people die each year from exposure to extreme heat

    This is Extreme Heat Week. With Summer around the corner, it is time to think about safety in the sun, and preventing heat-related illness. Some helpful articles include: HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers Tips on preventing heat-related illness #BeatTheHeat Outdoor and Construction Worker Heat Safety Recognizing and Treating Heat Exhaustion Bugs and Heat – Where's...

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