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Jan

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Stay Safe In Severe Winter Weather

Posted by on January 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

We’re already several months into winter here in New England, but it’s never too late to check your supplies or brush up on winter weather safety tips. Cold weather can cause frostbite and hypothermia, as well as cause unsafe driving conditions, power failures, and house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning from space heaters and fireplaces. … Read More »

Posted in: Blog

Sep

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National Preparedness Month: Resources You Can Use

Posted by on September 14th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

September is National Preparedness Month and there’s still time to make and practice your plan, learn life saving skills, check your coverage and save for an emergency. Week 1’s theme was Make and Practice Your Plan No one knows when an emergency will happen, but making and practicing your plan now will help you during… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Jul

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Stay Safe in Summer Heat

Posted by on July 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Summer is a great time to be outside going to the beach or community events, having fun.  But with heat waves happening more often and for longer stretches of time, it’s important to stay healthy by being prepared. Who is most at risk? The elderly, children, people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Apr

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Recreational Marijuana and Impact on Driving

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

On the day that the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission began accepting applications for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries, UMass Amherst hosted a symposium entitled Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice and Policy Considerations. The School of Public Health and Health Sciences invited Darrin Grondel, Director of Washington (State) Traffic Safety Commission, to speak about the impacts of legalized recreational marijuana… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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