I think it was Mark Twain who said, “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” I don’t know if he hunted, but it sounds like something a hunter would say about his dog. Just about any dog can be a good dog, but in a lifetime a guy is lucky Read More…
“Are you here for the Snowy?” came the startling, but pleasant feminine voice from behind me as I sat freezing New Year’s Day at the old Hotwaters in Lorain. “No,” I responded after recovering my surprise. “I am photographing duck hunters on the break wall.” “Oh,” she said and disappeared. This was my first notice Read More…
The Lorain County General Health District offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Read More…
Drug use is a growing problem in Ohio, and we are feeling the effects here in Lorain County. The Midview, Keystone, Columbia, and North Ridgeville School Districts invite their communities to a discussion on this important issue so we can raise … Read More…
It’s not too late to get your flu shot! The Lorain County General Health District will be holding a special flu clinic on Friday, January 31st, 2014 here at the Lorain County General Health District (9880 S. Murray Ridge Road, Elyria) from 9:00 a.m. t… Read More…
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to do the WEOL Morning Show, and one of the topics I was asked about was the invasion of wildlife in urban areas; Are we are seeing more wildlife in the city because we are destroying natural habitat in the wild? The position I took may be Read More…
The coalition for the uninsured of Lorain County invites you to attend a health and enrollment fair! Receive affordable care act and enrollment education, free flu shots and blood pressure screenings!
Receive information on: Premium & deductib… Read More…
The Lorain County General Health District will be closed 1/7, and will reopen on 1/8 at 8:00 a.m.
Do you or someone you know need a warm, safe shelter? The following shelter locations are open through Wednesday, January 8 at 4:00pm.
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The Lorain County Fitness Walks are canceled tonight, January 6, 2014, due to the weather and will resume next Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Avoid the indoor winter blues! Try these indoor activities that are available, regardless of the weather.
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Extreme cold temperatures not only are annoying, but can be dangerous to your health and safety. Take steps now to keep safe when during extreme winter weather.
Prevent Frostbite and Hypothermia
Frostbite is the freezing of a body part, and is most common in fingers, toes, the nose or earlobes. Hypothermia can happen when the body becomes so cold that the body’s warming system stops working. Both of these cold-related health problems can be prevented. Check out ways to keep warm and safe in extreme cold:
- Know the wind chill. Check out the image, to the right, to know your risk of frostbite when cold temperatures and the wind are factored.
- Dress for the weather. Wear a hat, gloves, scarf for the face, and layer clothing for the best protection.
- Keep active to maintain body heat. Walk in place, jumping jacks, dance– anything to keep warm!
- Take frequent breaks from the cold, if you must be outdoors.
Signs of Frostbite and What to Do
- The early signs of frostbite are pain, coldness, and red skin.
- Unable to “feel” or numbness
- Skin that looks waxy, is cold, or is not a normal color (white or grey, yellow or blue)
- ** If you have these signs, check out what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say to do.**
Signs of Hypothermia and What to Do
- Shivering, exhaustion
- Memory loss, slurred speech
- Bright red, cold skin
- Low energy
- ** If someone you know has these signs, get them into a warm room and call 911 or go to a hospital.**