Health Tips

National Rx Drug Take Back Day

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.  The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends — and the home medicine cabinet. Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.  Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs.  The City of Chelsea City Manager Thomas Ambrosino and Police Chief Brian Kyes are again hosting the National

By Yasmine Hung, Youth Substance Use Prevention Coordinator @ Healthy Chelsea 

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.

The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends — and the home medicine cabinet. Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.

Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs.

National Poison Prevention Week 2018

Source: https://onsafety.cpsc.gov March 18th to March 24th – Do you have a Plan for Protection?  Poisons can kill. But we also know that unintentional poisonings are preventable. That’s why the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges everyone to have a Plan for Protection from Poisoning, especially if there are little ones or elderly relatives in the home.  Younger children tend to get into everything and often put things they shouldn’t into their mouths. Hazardous medicines and household cleaning pro
Source: https://onsafety.cpsc.gov

March 18th to March 24th – Do you have a Plan for Protection?

Poisons can kill. But we also know that unintentional poisonings are preventable. That’s why the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges everyone to have a Plan for Protection from Poisoning, especially if there are little ones or elderly relatives in the home.

How to prevent the flu

People with the flu, often feel the following symptoms:  Fever (very common to get a fever, but not everyone with the flu gets a fever)  Cough  Sore throat  Runny nose/stuffy nose  Muscle or body aches  Headaches  Fatigue (always tired)  Vomiting/diarrhea (more common in children than adults)  Note for parents:    Watch when your child are doing activities and they run out of breath easily  If  children refuse to drink water, watch out because they will get dehydrated.  What does the FLU do to your body?  T

 By Laura Irias, Chelsea High School and Healthy Chelsea Intern 

The flu is a very common seasonal virus that is very similar to a cold, but worse because it can lead to hospitalization or even death when it doesn’t get treated soon enough. Not only that, but it weakens your immune responses as well. This virus can be noticed and prevented before you get sick.

Symptoms

People with the flu, often feel the following symptoms:

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

Anchor It! to Prevent Tip Overs

Anchor It! to Prevent Tip Overs #AnchorIt, #FijaloBien!, #FixezLes, #MaakZeVast #Fixai  Across 19 countries and in five languages, the safety message is the same: AnchorIt! to prevent tip overs. Between November 6 and 10, 2017, CPSC and product safety agencies from around the world will promote global awareness of TV and furniture tip-over hazards.  In the United States, more than 30,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year, due a TV or furniture tip-over incident. About one child dies every 2
Source:https://onsafety.cpsc.gov

#AnchorIt, #FijaloBien!, #FixezLes, #MaakZeVast #Fixai

Across 19 countries and in five languages, the safety message is the same: AnchorIt! to prevent tip overs. Between November 6 and 10, 2017, CPSC and product safety agencies from around the world will promote global awareness of TV and furniture tip-over hazards.

Top Toy Lists Start with Safety

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It’s holiday time and as a gift giver you may be receiving your child’s top toy wish list.  While buying the hottest and trendiest toys for your child may be the first thing that crosses your mind, CPSC wants to remind you that safety should always come first.

Every year, CPSC receives many reports of kids younger than 15 who end up in hospital emergency rooms with toy-related injuries. Last year, there were more than 174,100 toy-related ER-treated injuries and 7 deaths associated with toys to children younger than 15 years of age.

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