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CPR “Hands Only” Training Videos and Fact Sheets

Only about 40% of individuals who experience a major cardiac event away from a hospital receive the immediate help they need before professional help arrives. While formal CPR certification is best, research shows that simply viewing online videos also makes a significant difference. Individuals who are shown very brief CPR

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 16, 2023

CDC Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall and Winter Virus Season

The U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. While people of any age can catch COVID-19, it most commonly affects middle-aged and older adults, with the highest risk

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 31, 2023

Disposal of Expired Medications

It is important to dispose of expired medication and there are a number of locations where this can be done safely and in accordance with local laws. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency provides a tool you may use to find Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations, where expired or unneeded medications

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 13, 2023

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Bed bugs have an international presence, causing distress and inconvenience in modest homes to even the most luxurious hotels. Despite their global prevalence, victims of bed bug infestations are often subjected to unfair stereotypes that they are unclean or negligent. While scientific evidence does not show that bed bugs directly

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 8, 2023

4 free COVID tests per household once again available

Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four free COVID-⁠19 rapid tests delivered directly to one’s home. You can request delivery of four free rapid tests using the covid.gov online portal. This Federal program was stopped during the spring and summer but has reopened for this fall and

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 28, 2023

What Happens to Health Programs if the Federal Government Shuts Down?

U.S. Congressional gridlock can temporarily shut down big parts of the federal government — including many health programs. If it happens, some government functions would stop completely and some in part, while others wouldn’t be immediately affected — including Medicare, Medicaid, and health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act.

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Shared by Kaiser Health News September 27, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

FREE Pediatric CPR Course

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is hosting a FREE pediatric CPR class Saturday October 14th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Hirsch Recreation Center, located at 332 McAlpin Avenue. The class is great for children 12 and older who are going to be babysitting younger kids, as well as adults

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 22, 2023

Extreme Heat Fact Sheet

The Hamilton County Department of Health provides a number of health education resources available for download and review. Among these are “Fact Sheets” on a number of topics, including one about important factors to consider during heat emergencies.   Those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 24, 2023

Cooling Centers Available During Extreme Heat

The National Weather Service issues Heat Warnings when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 105° or higher for at least 2 days and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75°. These warnings advise people to avoid poorly ventilated areas and prolonged work in the sun,

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 22, 2023

West Nile Virus is Present in Local Mosquitoes

The Hamilton County Department of Health reports that mosquitoes in Anderson Township recently tested positive for West Nile virus. The West Nile Virus is a viral disease affecting the central nervous system that can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The West Nile Virus was first identified in Ohio in

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Shared by Hamilton County Public Health August 11, 2023

Candida auris Informational Toolkit for Public Care Settings

The Hamilton County Health Department has released an informational toolkit intended for use in group homes, nursing homes, hospitals and other public care settings, where someone may have a bacterial infection. The informational toolkit is available for download. The Health Department is responding to recent reports in Hamilton County of

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Shared by Hamilton County Public Health August 3, 2023

Programs for FREE Testing & Removal of Lead Paint Hazards in Apartments and Homes.

Dust containing lead paint particles have been found to present a significant risk for lead poisoning in children. This dust can shed from paint in houses and apartment buildings built before 1978, when use of lead paint was very prevalent in both public and private housing. How to Ascertain the

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Shared by United Resource Connection June 23, 2023