Health Tips

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:

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.

Fire Prevention: Two Ways Out

Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your home? It’s something no one really wants to think about, but the reality is having a well thought out plan can save your life and the lives of your loved ones. October 8th-14th is Fire Prevention Week and CPSC wants to remind everyone that “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 ways out!  Did you know there are about 360,000 home fires every year leading to roughly 2,200 deaths? In addition, nearly 11,500 ER treated fire injuries (pdf) are reported each year.
Source:https://onsafety.cpsc.gov

Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your home? It’s something no one really wants to think about, but the reality is having a well thought out plan can save your life and the lives of your loved ones. October 8th-14th is Fire Prevention Week and CPSC wants to remind everyone that “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 ways out!

Think Safety First When Heating your Home this Winter

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Source: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dfs/osfm/pubed/flyers/kwks-toolkit/kwks-flyer-english.pdf

Heating caused more than 9,995 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

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