Health Tips

Think Safety First When Heating your Home this Winter

Chelsea , keep it warm and safe, Think Safety First When Heating your Home this Winter, Yahya Noor

Heating caused 8,518 fires over the past five years and is the number two

cause of home fires in Massachusetts. Use your home heating system and

space heating appliances wisely and responsibly. That’s the way to

Keep Warm and Keep Safe.

The ABCs of Fire Safety

• Make sure there are working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms on every

level including one outside the bedrooms.

• Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly and change batteries twice a

year, when you change the clocks.

Warm Up to These Winter Safety Tips

Warm Up to These Winter Safety Tips
Source:https://onsafety.cpsc.gov

Winter activities, whether outdoors on the slopes or indoors by the fire, are fun ways to enjoy the season. Unfortunately, families frequently overlook some winter hazards that send thousands to the emergency room each year. Here are some safety tips for the winter season:

Space Heaters – Give Them Space

How Much Exercise is Too Much?

OurChelseaMA, Chelsea, 02150 How Much Exercise is Too Much?

Source:  Health & Wellness

The gospel of cardiovascular health has been the same for decades: an active lifestyle helps prevent heart disease. Moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, gives the cardiovascular system a real boost, with benefits that max out at about 150 minutes per week. Beyond that, however, the picture has started to become more complicated.

A string of recent studies raises the possibility that very intense workout routines may in fact cause long-term damage to the heart.

West Nile Virus on the Rise: Fact sheet about West Nile Virus

West Nile VirusThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health is warning that West Nile Virus is present in mosquitoes in this area. The City urges residents to take caution against mosquitoes. The Public Health Advisory with more information is available here.

What is West Nile Virus (WNV)?

West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-carried virus that can cause illness ranging from a mild fever to more serious disease like encephalitis or meningitis.  It was first identified in the United States in 1999.

How is WNV spread?

WNV is most commonly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.  More information about different types of mosquitoes that can spread WNV can be found on the MDPH website at www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito.

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