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Public Health News for November 2011

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  Protect your Family from Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning   Drugged Driving   Marijuana and Driving  
  Missouri Statistics   Strategies   Bullying in Schools  
  WIC Clinic Schedule January and February 2012          

Protect your Family from Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

Protect your Family from Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning
Keep your family safe this winter. CO can’t be seen, smelled, or heard.

According to the Center for Disease Control, carbon monoxide poisoning kills hundreds and makes thousands more sick every year. Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless poisonous gas that can be produced by your gas and oil-burning furnaces. Other household items in-cluding portable generators, and charcoal grills produce this poison gas. To keep your family safe the CDC recommends:




Drugged Driving and Traffic Fatalities

Compiled by Prevention Resource Center, a Program of Family Counseling Center &
a Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Funded Regional Support Center

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in three American drivers who were killed in motor vehicle crashes tested positive for drugs in 2009 (of those with known test results). That fatality rate in Missouri is over half. Roughly one in eight weekend, nighttime drivers test positive for illicit drugs, and nearly one in four (23%) of fa-tally injured drivers who test positive for drugs are under the age of 25 according to the office of National Drug Policy control. (Note: the term ―drugs‖ as used here does not include alcohol. It includes prescription drugs used for medical purposes, prescription drugs used for nonmedical purposes, and illicit drugs).

Drugged Driving and Traffic Fatalities
What influences how you drive?


From the National Highway Traffic Administration


Marijuana is the drug most often detected in fatally injured drivers!

Driving in Missouri

- Even though fewer fatally injured drivers were tested, the percentage of all fatally injured drivers who tested positive for drugs was higher in Missouri than the national average.
Enjoy your holidays but , remember to have a designated driver if you are cele-brating with alcohol or take a cab home.

Recommendations from the Office of National Drug Control Strategy in order to Reduce Drugged Driving



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How to Intervene to Stop Bullying: Tips from Health Resources Services Administration

Please listen to KWRT for cancellations in case of inclement weather.

Bullying is aggressive behavior that is persistent, intentional, and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Children and youth who are bullied need clear messages of support from adults. Although we want children to be strong and assertive so that they can stand up to kids who bully, adults must realize that many children aren’t ready to do this. Adults play critical roles in helping students who are bullied and in creating a healthy, safe climate in your school and community. As adults we may feel uncertain about how to handle bullying when we see or hear it happening. If the situation is not handled properly, we could end up promoting rather than reducing bullying. When you see or hear bullying:

For the entire Stop Bullying Now! Take a Stand. Lend A Hand Resource Kit, visit:

WIC Clinic Schedule January and February 2012

We will be doing certifications, re-certifications, and nutrition education each day. Listen to KWRT 1370 AM for cancellations due to inclement weather. Or, call Dorothy after 9:00 a.m. (660)882-2626.
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