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National Drug Facts Week - Shatter the Myths

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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.

American Red Cross Cat and Dog First Aid Online Course Now Available

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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.

Avalanches - Slippery Slope to Danger

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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.

Prepare Now for Winter Driving Safety

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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.

Alzheimer’s and the Holidays – Travel Tips

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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.

Tips - Wrapping up the Holiday Season Safely

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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.