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How to Protect your Child from Harmful Poisons

Toddler household poisonsThis information was submitted by Jennifer Mullen,Trauma Nurse Coordinator.

Children Act Fast….So Do Poisons!

Poisoning occurs when any substance interferes with normal body functions after it is swallowed, inhaled, injected, or absorbed and is now the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A poison can be any substance that is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount.

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Porter Career Center hosts Drive Safe Chicago’s PSA Contest winners

DrivesafePSAwinner2Two students from the Porter County Career Center, Rachel Diaz and Ryan Malarik, took first and second place, respectively, for the Drive Safe Chicago PSA contest, sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation.

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NIPSCO Reminds Customers of Home Heating Safety

Furnace inspections and carbon monoxide detectors help keep homes safe and warm

rot6With colder temperatures settling in, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) reminds customers of the importance of maintaining a safe home heating system.

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Extra Mile Kicks Off National Running Safety Month

fire-up-runExtra Mile Fitness kicked off National Running Safety Awareness Month with a "FIRE UP YOUR RUN" fun run. Runners of all paces gathered at the Extra Mile location in Valpo to take part in the run.

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Runners and Drivers: Stay Safe with these Tips from Extra Mile Fitness Company

extra-mile-2013-oneStay Safe Out There! Road Running in the Winter
Hey Runners! Daylight becomes a rare commodity as fall and winter descend on Northwest Indiana. After beating the heat with early-morning runs all summer, for the next few months runners will be hard-pressed to find a time to run with sunlight. Don’t hope that drivers will be looking out for you, make yourselves seen! The RRCA advises runners to wear reflective material when running before dawn or after dusk. Make yourself as visible as possible by wearing several points of light and a combination of reflective material and LED lights. At the Extra Mile we carry everything you need to be seen: reflective jackets and vests; LED light spurs from Nathan; and flashing and strobe light clip-ons.

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Indiana Chamber Offers OSHA Compliance Courses August 19-22, 2014

IndianaChamberLogo-3CThe Indiana Chamber of Commerce is holding August courses offering instruction on compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. The 10-hour Voluntary Compliance Course will be held August 19-20, while the 30-hour Voluntary Compliance Course will be August 19-22.

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Ask the Doctors: Congestive Heart Failure

Dr-WheatQ: What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?

A: Nearly six million Americans are affected by congestive heart failure (CHF), and it is the leading cause of hospitalization in people age 65 and older.* “Heart failure does not mean the heart has stopped working,” said Michael Wheat, M.D. “What it means is that the heart is not pumping blood adequately through the body.”

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