December 19, 2014

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Ways to Ring in the New Year in 3…2…1…!

As 2014 comes to a close, many people think about what they would like to change in the New Year. Why not make your resolution a lifesaving one? Make the decision to travel the roads safely and help others to do so as well. The Lorain County Safe Comm… Read More…

Maintain Don’t Gain this Holiday Season with United We Sweat

The holiday season is here and now is the time to maintain your health. United We Sweat partners are making this easier for Lorain County residents with six low and no-cost fitness classes this December. 
Check out the December schedule and use t… Read More…

2014 Mix-Off Winners Announced!

On December 4, over 700 people toasted to the holidays with non-alcoholic beverages at the 13th Annual Zero-Proof Mix-Off. The Lorain County Safe Community Coalition and Lorain County Community College hosted the event to empower Lorain County residen… Read More…

December Immunizations

Immunizations for adults and children are available in many Lorain County locations each month. 
Immunizations will be available for anyone under 18 years of age at the following Lorain County locations in December. All children must be accompani… Read More…

Project Dawn Narcan Clinic

Project Dawn presents a Narcan Clinic on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Elyria City Health District (202 Chestnut Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035). Nasal Naloxone is available for parents, partners, and all other persons int… Read More…

Holiday Food Done Safely

Festive family meals are a highlight of the holiday season. Don’t spoil yours by eating spoiled food! Safely preparing a meal is important to keep your guests healthy this holiday season. For starters, did you know that leaving your bird thawing out on the counter for more than two hours is unsafe and a commonly made mistake? There are three safe ways to thaw a turkey that include in a refrigerator, cold water, or a microwave. Find out how to thaw a turkey with each method.

A delicious holiday dinner is more than just the entrée. By following the steps below, you can be certain that every dish is served safely and with a lot of love.

  1. Wash: Wash hands, counter tops and cutting boards to prevent the spread of bacteria present from raw meat. The juices can contaminate your hands, utensils, and work surfaces as you prepare. Clean hands and surfaces can prevent food poisoning.
  2. Separate: Have specific work spaces; separate raw meats and unclean objects from touching cooked or ready-to-eat foods. That means the cutting board you used for raw meat shouldn’t double as cutting board for a chopped salad!
  3. Cook: Your sight, smell and taste won’t cut it when it comes to making sure that foods are cooked through. Invest is a food thermometer so that you can check the internal temperatures of your meats and foods
  4. Refrigerate: Keep foods out of that dreaded “danger zone” by keeping cold foods cold. When you’re finished eating, refrigerate leftovers promptly, preferably within two hours.

Check out this Turkey infographic for more details. 

                                           

 

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Join Us at the Zero-Proof Mix-Off

You’re invited to the 13th Annual Zero-Proof Mix-Off! Come enjoy 22 non-alcoholic drinks, live music, dancing, prizes and more! Join us for a night of festivities as we promote a safe holiday season. There is no cost. 
 
Lorain County’s 13th… Read More…

The Great American Smokeout

Will November 20th be your day to quit? The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit smoking, or to plan in advance to quit smoking on that day. … Read More…

November Fitness Walks

 Lorain County Fitness Walks groups meet twice a week – on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the Lorain County Metro Parks, Splash Zone (95 West Hamilton Rd., Oberlin, OH 44074) and on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Mercy Health and Recreation Center (47160… Read More…

Grant Awarded to Continue Injury Prevention Efforts on Roads

The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) recently awarded $65,000 in federal traffic safety funding to the Lorain County General Health District for federal fiscal year 2015.
To save lives and improve the… Read More…