As Halloween approaches many are still scheming the perfect costume, while some have had it tucked away for months. Although this festive time of year is an exciting time, it can also be dangerous. The American Red Cross has some tips to ensure that you and your family stay safe from any ghouls or goblins…… Continue reading Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins…Oh My!
People with asthma need to be extra diligent about steering clear of people with the H1N1 flu virus. I found this information on the Columbus Dispatch.com’s Science and Environmental Blog and thought it worthy of sharing. Be extra careful and practice social distancing – keeping at least 6 feet between you and others – as…… Continue reading H1N1 and the Asthma Connection
For most pets, Halloween does not rate very high on our list of fun holidays. It is really a holiday for the people in our lives. Sure, I look soooooooo cute in my Halloween costume. And I can even tolerate wearing it and posing for photos — for about three minutes. That is where my…… Continue reading Bah-Hum-Boo!
A brown paper bag full of cleaning supplies was sitting on my desk today encouraging the office to clean, stay healthy and to prevent H1N1. If you’re like me, then you’re not thinking too much about H1N1, but we should be. Everyone is susceptible, especially those working closely with others. Let’s be honest, how many…… Continue reading Our CEO Covers His Cough, Does Yours?
Jeri Moore an intern in our Communications Department recently spoke with Patricia, a local resident whose son is serving in the Army. Several times in the last year and a half her family has placed a call to the Red Cross during a family emergency. Here is her story: In 2008 Patricia’s husband Ron became very…… Continue reading Calling the Red Cross…One Mother's Story
Your American Red Cross is helping the community prepare for and understand pandemic flu. Here’s how we can help you: 1. Individuals and organizations can call upon us to provide an informative 30-40 minute presentation on the latest information about H1N1. If you can pull together at least 8 individuals, we’ll come to you.…… Continue reading Red Cross Provides H1N1 Resources
I love going outdoors this time of year. October in Ohio is great! Crunchy leaves are falling and there is a squirrel to chase up every tree. Unfortunately, fleas are hiding outside too, just waiting to catch a ride on a dog or cat to the great indoors – your house. Excessive scratching and…… Continue reading Leaves, squirrels and the dreaded fleas