Today (April 24th) is World Meningitis Day. Meningitis, which affects more than 2.8 million people worldwide each year, is an inflammation of the membranes around the spinal cord and brain. It can affect anyone of any age but is most likely to appear in infants, teenagers, and older adults. It is a serious illness and can be deadly. Of those affected by bacterial meningitis, 20% will die and 1 in 5 survivors will have long term effects. If you suspect you have meningitis
Food safety alert! Have you purchased a container of pre-cut cantaloupe or watermelon recently? If so, you might want to check your fridge. On Friday, April 12th, Caito foods voluntarily recalled packages of fresh-cut cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, and mixes containing these fruits. The recall is due to reported cases of Salmonella food poisoning in several states, including Ohio. Containers of melon are sold at Walmart, Kroger, Trader Joe's, Target, and Whole Foods.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distractions can last a lot longer than people realize. Even hands-free is dangerous because our brains remain distracted by the conversation. #justdrive and learn more at Learn about some of the myths associated with distracted driving in this infographic from the National Safety Council. #distracteddriving #justdrive #HealthyHabitsLoCo
Eggs are a part of many people's Easter traditions. Learn how to enjoy them safely at your Easter egg hunt, family dinner, or early-season picnic with this infographic. #foodsafety #eggs #HealthyHabitsLoCo