When teens are given the scientific facts about drugs they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others. National Drug Facts Week began in 2010 by National Institute on Drug Abuse scientists to promote educational events and opportunities for teens to learn about drug use and addition. Follow the hashtags #drugfacts or #NDAFW this week to shatter the myths surrounding drug use.
Frostbite and hypothermia are cold-related emergencies that may quickly become life or limb threatening. Preventing cold-related emergencies can be as simple as not starting an activity in, on or around cold water unless you know you can get help quickly in an emergency.
Cold Weather Basics
Learn how to provide emergency care for pets until veterinary assistance is available
For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has been training people to perform first aid skills so they could save the lives of others. Now, the organization announces the release of its new Cat and Dog First Aid online course so that owners will know what to do in an emergency until veterinary care is available.
Millions of people woke up this morning to learn that, for the fourth time in 2018, they didn't win the big lottery jackpot - and it's only the first week of January!
Extreme Skiing Mixed with Extreme Conditions Warrant Extreme Preparedness. According to the National Ski Patrol, the growing interest in free skiing and riding is pushing more skiers and snowboarders to venture outside of ski area boundaries in search of perfect powder. However beautiful the back country may be, those pristine slopes come with multiple risks, and one of the most significant is the risk of avalanche.
Can you catch this invisible killer? Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. Cooking and heating are the most common causes of Carbon Monoxide poisoning at home. Installing Carbon Monoxide detectors throughout your home is the best way to prevent poisoning from this silent killer.
Storms are becoming more frequent as winter weather sets in, so it is time to ensure your car, truck or SUV is ready for driving as conditions change for the season.
Tires are a critical part of safe winter driving. Tire tread should be at least 1/8 inch deep. You can check your tires using a quarter - insert the quarter into the tread with George Washington's head pointed toward the center of the tire. If you can see the top of his head, your tires will not provide enough traction should be replaced.
Holiday travel tips for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias
Traveling over the holiday season is stressful enough under ideal circumstances, but for 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's (including 69,000 in Colorado) and their families, this can be a particularly challenging time.
While the symptoms of this progressive brain disease can sometimes make travel more difficult, it doesn't mean families can't travel with a loved one with dementia and participate in holiday festivities.
Holiday lighting and decorations contribute to the splendor of the season but they can also significantly increase the risk of fires and electrical injuries if not used safely. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) has put together a comprehensive list of holiday lighting and decoration safety tips and resources. You can view the complete list at www.esfi.org.