• 10 Steps to Increase Your Patient Safety Awareness

    A national survey found that 1 in 5 people reportedly experienced a medical error in their own care and another third reported a medical error experienced by a close relative or friend. And nearly three quarters said that the mistake had a long-term or permanent impact. What can you do to prevent you or a […]

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    • Your Health: Using an AED

      Ever seen a little red and white square box in a hallway with red letters that spell AED? AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator – a device that helps restart the heart after it stops. Like CPR, using an AED device could help save a life in an emergency situation. Along with first aid and […]

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      • Kids and Burns — Here’s What to Know and Do

        According to the American Burn Association, almost one-quarter (24%) of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15, with 1,100 children dying each year from fire and burns. More than 136,000 children were seen in emergency rooms for burn injuries in 2011. During National Burn Awareness Week (observed the first full week […]

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        • Don’t Get Burned! — Tips From the American Burn Association

          According to the American Burn Association, burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes of unintentional death and injury in the United States. As part of National Burn Awareness Week (observed the first full week in February), the ABA has provided the following statistics: Between 2011 and 2015, approximately 486,000 fire or burn […]

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          • FAQs About the Flu

            The flu season is still in full swing. Here’s what to know and what to do to help prevent the flu and deal with the symptoms if you catch it. WHN TIP — Check With Your Doc: As always, discuss your options and treatment with your healthcare practitioner. What is the flu? The flu is […]

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            • Health Resources for College Students

              Heading to college? Here are some resources to keep you healthy! Government and State Resources Medline Plus MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, […]

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              • Partner and State Links

                Health / Life Be there for a friend or loved one in need – learn great tips at What Friends Do. Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has resources you can use, from food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development. Here’s a general link to help you find a Better […]

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                • 5 Tips for Dealing With Mosquitoes

                  Large amounts of pooled water after a flood or other natural disaster could lead to an increase in mosquito populations. The majority of these mosquitoes will be pests and will not carry communicable diseases. Here are some mosquito facts and prevention tips: Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset Local, state, and federal health […]

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                  • In a Bicycle Accident? Here’s What to Do

                    Immediately Be safe, be smart. Stop as soon as it is clear, safe and legal to do so. If you’re uninjured, check on others. Call 9-1-1. Include the exact location (look at street signs, landmarks) and mention any injuries. No cell phone? Ask a witness to make the call. Get their contact information in case […]

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                    • What to Do After an Accident

                      WHN TIP – Be Prepared: Keep a copy of both of the following in your glove compartment just in case: Car Accident-No Other Driver Involved and Car Accident-Another Driver Involved. Also, download the free RedCross first aid mobile app – just in case! Immediately Be safe, be smart. Stop your vehicle if it is clear, safe and legal […]

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