Juvenile arthritis(JA) refrs to any form of arthritis or arthritis-relate condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 18 years of age. Approximately 294,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by pediatric arthritis and rheumatologic conditions. Read below to see how the Arthritis Foundation is reaching out to these children and their families.
Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. But fireworks can cause serious burns, eye injuries and can be very dangerous. If fireworks are legal where you live and you plan to set them off on your own, be sure to follow these very important safety tips:
NEVER allow children to play with fireworks or ignite them
Read and follow all warnings and instructions
Never try to relight fireworks that have not fully funtioned
Be sure family and friends are out of range before lighting fireworks
Keep a bucket of water or a water hose close in case of a malfunction or fire
Only light wireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from buildings, dry leaves or any flammable materials
Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Nebraska is at great risk from this hazard. Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds obscure others. Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible.
For more information about tornades go to Ready.gov
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is transmitted through mosquito bites.
Some birds carry the virus however, they cannot transmit it to humans. Report all dead birds to the Health Department.
The virus cannot be spread from human to human. However, a pregnant woman can transmit it to her unborn child.
Symptoms of West Nile Virus may be mild to severe.
Mild symptoms may include: fever, headache, body aches, rash, or swollen glands.
Severe symptoms include: high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, muscle weakness, confusion, tremors, convulsions, paralysis, or coma.
If you have these symptoms contact your doctor.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Eliminate all sources of standing water.
Keep mosquitoes off of you. Avoid being outside at dusk, dawn, and other times of heavy mosquito activity.
Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks. Light colored clothing is best.
Keep door and window screens in good repair.
Wear insect repellant with DEET(35-50% for adults, 10% or less for children. Do not use for children under 2yrs.)
Southeast District Health Department will be collecting birds for testing for West Nile Virus. If you find a dead bird, call the health department for further instructions for collecting the bird and pick up.
Phone (402) 274-3993
Toll Free: 877-777-0424
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
Toll Free: 877-777-0424
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