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Help Prevent Terrorism – If You See Something, Say Something

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The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign was created to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities.

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Frito-Lay Potato Chips Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

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Frito-Lay announced a voluntarily recall of select Jalapeno Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning.

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CDOT Warns Public of Phone Scam

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is warning the public about a current phone scam. Multiple community members have reporting that they were contacted by a person claiming to be a CDOT representative. The caller states that they are conducting a survey on behalf of CDOT and requesting personal information such as date of birth, driver's license number and address.

When the community members refuse to give any information, they have been threatened with deportation.  

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Are Your Finances Ready for a Disaster?

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Building emergency supply kits, developing emergency plans, and participating in disaster drills are important emergency preparedness activities. Another important part of being prepared includes being financially ready before an emergency happens? 

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4 Tips for Allergy Management

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(StatePoint) Allergy symptoms can lead to a major disruption in quality of life. And unfortunately, they affect a lot of people. Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from allergic rhinitis (also commonly known as hay fever), according to the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

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April 9 – 15 is National Telecommunicator’s Week

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An emergency arises and you call 9-1-1 for help, but you don't know what to tell the dispatcher because you've suddenly forgotten your address. Being prepared can help eliminate some of the stress that sets in during emergencies. National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week and 9-1-1 Education Month serve as important reminders that being prepared can make all the difference!

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National Window Safety Week

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Window falls account for about eight deaths and 3,300 injuries among children age five and younger each year.  April 3-9, 2017 is National Window Safety Week and is designed to heighten the awareness of what can be done to help keep families safe from the risk of accidental falls or injuries in the home. Falls from a window are extremely dangerous, especially for children, and can cause serious injuries or even death. While National Window Safety Week is observed annually, safety education should occur throughout the year.

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EpiPen Subject of Nationwide Recall

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies' voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan's EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices' failure to activate.

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Car and Booster Seat Safety

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"Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent," states the SafeKids WorldWide website.  You just need to know the details and limits of each. Need help? There are a number of nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians around Colorado and the country to help you.  You can find one nearest you by going to www.carseatscolorado.com and clicking on the "for parents" tab on the left.

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8 Simple Steps to Help Seniors, Caregivers Better Manage Medications

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(BPT) - Modern medicine can work wonders. However, to be effective, medicine needs to be taken safely, according to prescribing guidelines, and patients and health care providers need to be vigilant about the dangers of drug interactions. When it comes to medication use, seniors take more prescription and over-the-counter drugs than any other age group, and they are most likely to experience problems because of their medications.

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