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Stroke and COVID-19

Most strokes are caused by a blood clot in the brain. Every minute counts when someone is having a stroke. The longer blood is cutoff to part of the brain, the greater the damage. Immediate treatment can save people’s lives and improve their chances for successful recovery. Following the onset of symptoms, there is a 4.5 hour window of time to use clot-busting drugs in an effort to restore blood supply to the affected part of the brain. If you think someone is having a stroke, call 9-1-1. The faster the stroke victim gets to the emergency room, the better the outcome.

Firework Safety

Each 4th of July, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires and even death.

National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. This week is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, but they don’t have to do it alone! Whether it’s your husband, partner, dad, brother, son, or friend you can help support the health and safety of the men in your life.

Set an Example with Healthy Habits

You can support the men in your life by having healthy habits yourself and by making healthy choices.

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

As joyous as Thanksgiving is, it’s also a special feast day for bacteria and virus, particularly for salmonella and norovirus – the poster children for holiday pain. Staying well can make the difference between a memory of magic or misery. Good hand hygiene can do more for protecting holiday health than an over-cooked turkey.

Consider fortifying your defenses during this five-day siege to follow the food and avoid the foodborne.