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30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day

December 1 marks the 30th anniversary of the observance of World AIDS Day—a day for people to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died from AIDS-related complications. The theme for the 2018 observance is “Saving Lives Through Leadership and Partnership.”

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Funding for Evidence-Based Home Visiting Services

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has awarded nearly $7 Million in federal grant funding to 21 Ohio organizations providing evidence-based home visiting services in 27 counties. These services support women during pregnancy and parents with young children who are at risk for poor birth or developmental outcomes.

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Holiday Cooking Food Safety Tips

During the holidays, many people prepare one of the biggest meals they will prepare all year. Cooking large meals with various meats, multiple side dishes and desserts can present food safety challenges. One in six Americans could get sick from food poisoning this year alone, and it could also have long-term health consequences.

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Preventing Child Lead Poisoning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that from March 10, 2018 through April 5, 2018, 94 people have gone to emergency departments with serious unexplained bleeding (89 in Illinois including 2 deaths, 2 in Indiana, 1 in Maryland, 1 in Missouri, and 1 in Wisconsin). There may be an additional suspected case in Pennsylvania, according to the National Poison Data System.

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