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Romaine Lettuce Recall

CDC advises that consumers not eat and retailers not sell any romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, growing region. This includes all use-by dates and brands of romaine lettuce from this region. For more information visit: www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o157h7-11-19/index.html .
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FDA Information on Vaping

Consumers are likely aware of the recent reports of respiratory illnesses — including some resulting in deaths – following the use of vaping products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local public health partners to investigate…
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Free Naloxone Kits

Anyone that has an opioid use disorder, misuses prescription opiates, takes high doses of opioids prescribed for pain relief, or uses heroin is at risk for an opioid overdose. Care givers, family, friends, and community members can help prevent overdoses by carrying naloxone. To find out how to get a free kit, please call (217)…
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Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health1 day ago
The top three days of the year for home candle fires are Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Christmas Eve.
• Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.
• Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear.
• Don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights.
• Never leave a burning candle unattended.
• Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
• Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources.
• Water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry.
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health2 days ago
The Early Intervention program is available for eligible children ages birth to three years old that have developmental delays. For more information about the program, view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEQeCz55Hn4&feature=youtu.be
The Sangamon County Department of Public Health’s Early Intervention program serves Sangamon, Menard, Mason and Logan counties. For an appointment call 217-535-3102 or toll free 1-888-217-3505.
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health3 days ago
The holidays can be stressful for our furry family members. Avoid an emergency trip to the veterinarian by following these tips: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/pet-owners/petcare/holiday-pet-safety .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health4 days ago
It’s that time of year! How do you stick to your diabetes meal plan when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are 5 tips that can help: https://www.cdc.gov/features/diabetesmanagement/index.html .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health5 days ago
Do you use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to look at recipes while you’re cooking? Did it ever occur to you that you could be exposing your food – and yourself -- to the bacteria that those personal electronic devices may harbor? Scientists at FDA who study consumer food safety behavior explored this idea by evaluating how frequently consumers use these devices in the kitchen and how exactly they are using them. Find out more at: https://www.fda.gov/food/conversations-experts-food-topics/using-your-smartphone-or-tablet-kitchen-food-safety-hazard .