NATIONAL HEART MONTH-Things To Know

Something to know this American Heart Month: Meditating can be good for your heart.       It’s American Heart Month – officially the perfect time to check in on your heart health. Here are 7 ways to improve your cardiovascular health.   After his heart stopped on Valentine’s Day, Davy Hobson learned he’d need …

Our Little Olympic Athletes……keep them Safe-SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE

  WE WORK TO PREVENT SPORTS INJURIES Did You Know? More than 38 million children participate in sports each year in the United States. One in three children who plays a team sport is injured seriously enough to miss practice or games. Girls are up to eight times more likely to have an ACL injury …

West Virginia University Festival of Ideas to host panel of six opioid crisis experts

Six experts on the state’s opioid crisis will take part in a panel discussion Feb. 20 in the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater as part of West Virginia University’s Festival of Ideas. “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic” starts at 7:30 p.m., and is co-sponsored by The Charleston Gazette-Mail. “Instead of looking for experts from far afield, we have …

NATIONAL BURN AWARENESS Week

  Burn awareness Most “fire-related injuries” are burns. In fact, approximately every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment.*  Increased awareness of the dangers can prevent injuries. Keep your family safe by learning how to prevent burns. National Burn Awareness Week is observed the first full week …

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Teen Dating Violence On This Page What is dating violence? What are the consequences of dating violence? Why does dating violence happen? Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship. However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop …

Monongalia Safety Town

The true measure of a nation’s standing is how well it attends to its children – their health and safety, their material security, their education and socialization, and their sense of being loved, valued, and included in the families and societies into which they are born.- Prevention is the best practice strategy to eliminate, reduce …

We Live in an Accredited Safe Community!

Join us in recognizing our community dedicated to building partnerships, enhancing resources and reducing injuries and deaths on Safe Communities America Day Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. We became the 28th community in the United States to be accredited as a safe community. We are the first in the global safe community that has the commitment …

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