Did you know many children in the United States go to emergency rooms
every year due to injuries from unsafe toys, such as toys with
strings, cords, small parts, sharp points, electrical parts and
mothers. The safer toys are sturdy, unbreakable, washable, lightweight
and made of non-toxic materials.
Here's a checklist to help determine which toys are safe.
World AIDS Day is held on the first day of December each year and is
an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV,
show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate
people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health
day, held for the first time in 1988.
Tarrant County Public Health's Adult Health Services offers testing for HIV as well as other sexually-transmitted diseases. Our Preventive Medicine Clinic specifically served individuals who have been diagnosed as HIV positive.
Here's more about World AIDS Day.
The flu season is upon us and, for the next few months, everyone six months and older is at risk. Vaccination is especially important for protecting those at high risk for serious flu complications, including:
Tarrant County Public Health provides low-cost flu shots at several locations in the
For more information about seasonal flu, visit this U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page.
With increasing age comes changes in physical, mental and sensory
abilities that can challenge a person's continued ability to drive
safely. But there are a variety of safe travel options for people of
all ages. Occupational therapy practitioners work with older adults as
well as their families and caregivers to help identify unique
challenged and find strategies that can help them keep active, healthy
and safe in their communities.
Additional information is available at this American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. website.
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