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Posted: Aug 16, 2022

The 411 on 988

Suicide Prevention Gets A New National Lifeline

As of this summer, anyone struggling with mental health, depression or suicidal thoughts is only three digits away from the help they need, thanks to the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022

School Safety 101

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, Stay Focused

Summer is out and school is in. But before you send the wee ones off for another (or their first!) year of scholastic enterprise, take a moment to re-familiarize your favorite student and yourself with some basic tips to keep everyone healthy, safe and focused this year.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Claw’s Handbook for Firework Safety

By Dr. Manus Claw, TNT

Take it from Dr. Claw—fireworks can be as dangerous as they are fun. Here are some top tips and Rules of Thumb to help your Independence Day celebrations go off without a hitch… or an injury.

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Posted: Apr 19, 2022

Share the Health: Saving Lives Through Living Donation

One whole kidney, bit of liver, lobe of lung… Not ingredients for some witch’s brew, but just a handful (gloves, please) of the “spare parts” that one living and healthy person can donate to another not-so-healthy person through what is called Living Donation. It saves lives. Read more here.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2022

Poison Prevention At Every Age

Written by PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Jonathan Summerlin, PharmD

Button batteries and household cleaners, venomous spiders and poisonous snakes, mixed-up medications and inadvertent misdosing—accidental poisoning can happen at any age and is always serious. Remember to keep your local Poison Control number handy, and follow these tips from the experts.

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