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November 16th is the Great American Smokeout!

You can quit smoking. Let the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout be your starting point. Quitting smoking can be hard. But you have so much to win by quitting—lower risk for lung cancer and other diseases, easier breathing, more energy, and cleaner air. Start thinking of all the ways you can win when you
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November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. Here’s to managing your diabetes for a longer, healthier life. There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but a healthy lifestyle can really reduce its impact on your life. What you do every day makes the difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping
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Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing. From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in
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Beware Carbon Monoxide: The Quiet Killer

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is extremely poisonous and can kill within minutes. In the US each year, nearly 500 die while as many as 20,000 visit emergency rooms for exposure primarily from poorly-maintained heating systems or gas stoves and gas-powered generators used for heat or power during storms.
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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: October 22-28

Prevent Children’s Exposure to Lead Lead poisoning can be prevented. The key is to keep children from coming in contact with lead. If children are lead poisoned they must be treated. Learn how to prevent children’s exposure to lead. There are many ways you can reduce children’s exposure to lead before they are harmed. Lead hazards in
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Safe Cleanup After Hurricane Harvey

From CDC: Highlights Stay away from damaged buildings or structures that have not been examined and certified by an inspector. Wear hard hats, goggles, heavy work gloves, and watertight boots with steel toe and insole cleanup work. Carbon monoxide can cause illness and death. Remove and discard items that cannot be washed and disinfected. Never
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Huffington Post By Sarah Elizabeth Richards August 24, 2017 On March 31, 2013, the Chinese health ministry quietly notified the World Heath Organization of three mysterious deaths. After developing coughing and sneezing symptoms, the victims’  lungs had filled with fluid, and they died gasping for air. The only thing they had in common was being
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