Daylight Savings Time Signals an Essential Home Safety Tip

Daylight savings time (DST) begins November 6, 2022, at 2:00 am. This day reminds us to reset our clocks (fall back 1 hour in the fall of the year). It also reminds us to replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in our homes. It's an important reminder because these detection devices are useless without working batteries.

2022-11-02T11:00:51-05:00November 2, 2022|

Halloween Treats and Safety

Children are often too excited about their costumes and the treats they will collect to be mindful of their safety. Help keep your kids safe this Halloween with these tips concerning their “goodies.”

2022-10-20T14:45:35-05:00October 26, 2022|

Does Better Nutrition Impact Student Performance?

Researchers are still working to prove the connection, but existing data suggest that students who eat a more balanced diet are healthier and more able to learn. Furthermore, these students typically have fewer absences and are better behaved in school, resulting in fewer disruptions in the classroom.

2022-09-06T13:59:38-05:00September 7, 2022|

Illinois Poison Center Warns of Fake Prescription Pills and Drug Substitutions

In June, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported multiple fatal and non-fatal overdose events related to heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl in several Northern Illinois counties. On July 12, the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) issued a warning to the public to stay safe and avoid recreational drugs, especially synthetic recreational drugs.

2022-07-22T14:29:30-05:00July 27, 2022|

Announcing COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Children and Teens

Currently, the circulating variants of the Covid-19 virus are relatively mild and typically result in symptoms similar to a prolonged summer cold. However, like all viruses, Covid-19 affects all people differently. The Covid-19 virus can make those who are immune-compromised, including the elderly and some children, very ill for prolonged periods. Reducing the risk of infection is most important for these individuals because they are also at greater risk for lingering or long-term health problems.

2022-07-19T14:10:15-05:00July 20, 2022|
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