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9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week Posted on Feb 4

9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week

The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for adults and children alike. However, before you dip your finger into the pot to taste that delicious soup, know that scalds from cooking liquids, grease,   …Continue Reading 9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It Posted on Oct 22

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

October 20-26 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, during which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the dangers of lead and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. While lead exposure has serious health implications, it is entirely preventable. The federal   …Continue Reading 4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Break Free from the Abuse Posted on Oct 17

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Break Free from the Abuse

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The nation’s response has come a long way in recent years; what was once viewed as a private family matter with little or no police intervention is now recognized as an issue of national concern. This year’s presidential   …Continue Reading Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Break Free from the Abuse

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer Posted on Oct 15

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Every year in October, millions of Americans come together, clad in pink, to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and increase awareness of one of the most common forms of cancer among women. Breast cancer is treatable when detected early and the goal of this   …Continue Reading 5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Fire Prevention Tips to Keep You & Your Family Safe Posted on Oct 8

Fire Prevention Tips to Keep You & Your Family Safe

Every year since 1922, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, we observe National Fire Prevention Week on the Sunday-through-Saturday period in which October 9th falls. This week-long observance reminds the public about the importance of fire prevention, and is the longest running   …Continue Reading Fire Prevention Tips to Keep You & Your Family Safe

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying Posted on Sep 24

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

Bullying among children and teens has been a prominent issue in schools and neighborhoods for decades but not fully understood or recognized as a critical issue until more recent years. Bullying is a growing problem in the U.S. that has escalated, in some cases, to   …Continue Reading Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Posted on Sep 5

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment

For the millions of Americans struggling every day with drug or alcohol addiction, recovery can seem daunting and even unattainable. President Barack Obama has proclaimed September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month to help spread the message that people can and do recover.   …Continue Reading Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment

7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer Posted on May 14

7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

New Englanders are finally shedding their heavy winter coats, and skirts, shorts, and sunbathing are just around the corner. With temperatures on the rise, more skin is being exposed to the sun which increases the risk of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. According   …Continue Reading 7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Help Prevent Child Abuse Posted on Apr 1

Help Prevent Child Abuse

In 1983, Congress declared April National Child Abuse Prevention Month to recognize victims of abuse and bring awareness to programs designed to prevent crimes against children. You can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children in your community through local advocacy groups   …Continue Reading Help Prevent Child Abuse

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 15

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week

Do you know what poisonous substances are lurking in your home? Are household cleaners and prescription drugs out of reach of children? Take some time during National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2013, to take an assessment of your home and protect your family against   …Continue Reading March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week