Rates of flu-like illness in the state continued their upward creep this week. If past normal flu seasons are any guide, it's likely that we'll see flu rates hit their peak over the next few weeks. That's the good news — the flip side of that is that we can expect flu to continue circulating in our communities even into spring.
What to do? Get a flu shot if you haven't gotten one already. Plenty of vaccine continues to be available — contact your health care provider, your local health department or pharmacy to find the flu vaccine closest to you.
Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That? posted on Jun 23
Summer is finally here – which means teens are out of school and looking for summer jobs. In the spirit of promoting healthy, safe jobs for our future workforce, here’s the question of the season: Can teens drive for work? Many employers, educators, parents, and …Continue Reading Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That?
Remember these Sun Safety Tips! posted on Jun 22
After a year of waiting, summer is finally here! That means cookouts, picnics, beach days, and barbecues! Although time in the sun lets our bodies absorb vitamin D, necessary for strong, healthy bones, too much unprotected sun exposure can be very harmful and may lead …Continue Reading Remember these Sun Safety Tips!
Cleaning Can Be Bad for Your Health posted on Jun 16
Wait a minute! That sounds like a teenager’s excuse for a messy room. But a closer look reveals that cleaning may create new hazards while it eliminates dust, deodorizes diaper pails, and makes food preparation safer. This is a time of year when we think …Continue Reading Cleaning Can Be Bad for Your Health