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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 Health8 hours ago
Every year, there are thousands of sleep related deaths among babies. Here are four tips for parents and caregivers to help baby sleep safely: https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/safesleep/index.html
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health1 day ago
While snacks can be part of a balanced eating plan, many people eat late at night when they're bored, tried or stressed. Luckily, there are ways to curb these cravings! Use these five tips. https://www.eatright.org/health/weight-loss/tips-for-weight-loss/5-tips-to-curb-your-late-night-snacking .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health2 days ago
Who Should Carry Naloxone?
People currently taking high doses of opioids as prescribed for pain
People misusing prescription opioids
People using opioids such as heroin or fentanyl
Care providers
Family and Friends of people who have an opioid use disorder
Community members who come into contact with people at risk for opioid overdose
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health4 days ago
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children who meet residency, nutrition and income requirements. The program provides healthy foods, advice and referrals to pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women so that they can stay strong and help their children. Infants receive benefits during their first year while children receive benefits up to age five. For information about the WIC program at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health visit: #wic" target="_blank">https://scdph.org/health-services/#wic .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health5 days ago
Want to choose the best type of pet for your family? Check out the American Veterinary Medical Foundation's website to help you pick that perfect pet at: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Selecting-a-Pet-for-Your-Family.aspx . Visit the Sangamon County Animal Control and Adoption Center for current pets available for adoption at: https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/il/springfield/sangamon-county-animal-control-center-il181