November 22, 2014

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…