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Eclipse Eye Safety

The CHFS Office of Communications has produced two short videos to be used in preparation for the upcoming total eclipse on August 21. One features Dr. White discussing eye prevention measures to be used for viewing the total eclipse (before and after) and the other features Dr. Yaffee discussing the eclipse safety kit.

 The videos can be accessed at these links:

 Eclipse Eye Safety:

https://youtu.be/Lb_nYyl4hk0

 

Eclipse Safety Kit:

https://youtu.be/Gj7RtlnDdtI

 

Volunteer for Medical Reserve Corps

Do you want to volunteer and be of service to your community during times of need or disaster? Consider applying to volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps. The Clark County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a part of the Clark County Health Department. MRC volunteers are properly trained to help out during emergencies, disasters, and public health practice initiatives.

KY's Tobacco Quit Line --Need Help to Stop Smoking? Use this FREE Effective Resource

The quit line is a free, statewide, telephone-based tobacco cessation resource. The quit line provides information to tobacco users and non-tobacco users on tobacco dependence and its treatment, thedangers of secondhand smoke, and other tobacco-related information. Information may include advice for family and friends on helping a tobacco user quit, and support for a quit attempt.

Are you Ready to Stop Smoking?

Sign up for Freedom From Smoking

The American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking program gives you options, resources, and support to quit for good!  Freedom from Smoking is the premier smoking cessation program from the American Lung Association.  It helps you develop a plan of action that leads to your quit day.  You will also receive the support you need to remain smokefree for life.

                     What You'll Learn

  • How to know if you're really ready to quit
  • Medications that an increase your success
  • Lifestyle changes to make quitting easier
  • How to prepare for your quit day
  • Coping strategies for managing stress and avoiding weight gain
  • Developing a new self-image
  • How to stay smokefree for good

IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH & THE HEALTH OF THOSE AROUND YOU

The Rewards of Becoming a Nonsmoker are GREAT........

After 20 minutes:

  • Blood pressure drops.
  • Pulse rate drops.
  • Temperature of hand and feet increase to normal

After 24 hours:

  • Ability to smell and taste is enhanced.
  • Chance of heart attack decreases.

After 1 year:

  • Risk of heart disease is cut in half.

After 5 years:

  • Risk of dying from lung cancer is half that of a person who continues to smoke.

Upcoming Class Dates:

Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Location:Clark County Pharmacy
716 Boone Ave
Winchester, KY 40391 
 
 

To register contact Carolyn Burtner at (859)744-4482 Ext. 1036 or email her at carolynm.burtner@ky.gov

 

 

 

 

  

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV Vaccine

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine vaccination for girls 11-12 years of age. The ACIP recommendation also allows for vaccination of girls beginning at nine years old as well as vaccination of girls and women 13-26 years old.