Juvenile arthritis (JA) is not a disease in itself. Also known as pediatric rheumatic disease, JA is an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or pediatric rheumatic diseases that can develop in children under the age of 16. Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States.
Although the various types of juvenile arthritis share many common symptoms, like pain, joint swelling, redness and warmth, each type of JA is distinct and has its own special concerns and symptoms. Some types of juvenile arthritis affect the musculoskeletal system, but joint symptoms may be minor or nonexistent. Juvenile arthritis can also involve the eyes, skin, muscles and gastrointestinal tract.
A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions favor the formation of tornados, for example during a severe thunderstorm.
During a Tornado Watch: Stay tuned to local radio and TV stations or a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio for further weather information. Watch the weather and be prepared to take shelter immediately if conditions worsen.
A tornado warning is issued when a tornado funnel is sighted or indicated by weather radar. A continuous siren will sound and you should take shelter immediately.
The key to surviving a tornado and reducing the risk of injury lies in planning and preparing what you and your family will do if a tornado strikes.
At Home: The safest place is the interior part of a basement. If there is no basement, go to an inside room, without windows, on the lowest floor. Avoid windows.
In a Mobile Home: Do not stay in a mobile home during a tornado! Mobile homes can turn over during strong winds. Even mobile homes with a tie-down system cannot withstand the force of tornado winds.
On the Road: Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car.
COLONIAL ACRES RECOGNIZED FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS The Southeast Nebraska Healthcare Coalition has announced that Colonial Acres of Humboldt has received a grant for $5000to support its disaster preparedness efforts. In order for Colonial Acres to qualify for the grant, the management staff completed National Incident Management Courses.These courses provide a framework which is nationally recognized to deal with any type of situation, including emergencies.Colonial Acres of Humboldt has also completed extensive work on their emergency plan to put them in compliance with theCenters for Medicare Services proposed disaster preparedness regulations. For the last 3 years, the Colonial Acres has participated in preparedness drills and exercises on a community and regionalscope. The grant monies are to be used to purchase equipment which Colonial Acres has identified through annual assessments andexercises as necessary to assist in providing for the safety of their residents.
Radon is the odorless, colorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Each year up to 22,000 deaths in the United States are attributed to radon-induced lung cancer. In Nebraska one out of every two homes tested has high radon levels, so it is important to test your home.
Free Radon Test Kites
Southeast District Health Department is offering free radon test kits. The kits are available by contacting the Southeast District Health Department or at the Southeast District Health Department’s traveling Immunization Clinics.
Testing is done by using a short-term test kit (3-7 days). Test kits come with instructions and postage paid packaging to submit tests to a lab. Radon test results can be checked online and if additional testing or radon mitigation is necessary, you can contact the Nebraska Radon Program online at www.dhhs.ne.gov/radon or by calling 800-334-9491.
To obtain a radon test kit or for more information contact Southeast District Health Department at 877-777-0424.
Pertusssis (Whooping cough) is verycontagious and can cause serious illness - especially in infants who are too young to be fully vaccinated. Make sure your infants and young children get their recommended five shots on time. Adolescent and adult vaccination is also important, especailly for families with new infants.
Southeast District Health Department is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment in Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson counties. The attached survey will capture how residents feel about the current health of their community and what they find to be of the most importance. The results of the survey will be used to write up a Community Health Assessment. Please take a moment to answer a few short questions about your community. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
Legal Aid of Nebraska provides assistance to low-income people, families, Native Americans, people diagnosis with breast cancer, and elderly people in civil (non-criminal) matters. Qualifying for help may be based on income and assets of all people living in your home. It is also based on the type of legal problem you have. If our household income is not more than 125% of the federal poverty level and you have few assets you may qualify for Legal Aid's assistance. Some exceptions apply to these guidelines. If you are age 60 or older, these financial eligibility guidelines may not apply.
Legal Aid of Nebraska does not handle criminal matters in state or federal court, personal injury or workers’ compensation cases. Legal Aid of Nebraska’s legal services are free; however, clients may have to pay court costs.
Funding for online intake provided by the Lozier Corporation Foundation and the Nebraska Legal Aid and Services Fund. To learn more or to apply go to Legal Aid Nebraska.
Many people consider mold an inconvenience in a wet basement or poorly ventilated bathroom. But molds can be much more than just an inconvenience - they can affect the health of you and your house. Frequently asked quesetions and their answers.
Looking for a place to get rid of your used insulin needles?
1) Put them in an empty container like milk, coffee or laundry detergent containers.
2) Put the lid on tight
3) Put tape over the lid and down the side of the container
4) Mark with black marker on the outside of the container in big letter"NEEDLES"
5) Put the container BESIDE your trash on your trash pickup day. Do NOT put it in your trash. Your trash men will pick it up.
Mailing Address: 2511 Schneider Ave Auburn NE 68305
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