Attention Citizens: Important Message: The LINK- Which provides Mental Crisis Services is closing. Beginning July 1, 2018,
Attention Citizens: Important Message: The LINK- Which provides Mental Crisis Services is closing. Beginning July 1, 2018,
Unison Health will be managing the Wood County Crisis line and providing prescreens for Wood County residents.
Even as this transition occurs, the Wood County ADAMHS Board and Unison Health are committed to ensuring continuity of care for clients and stakeholders throughout the community.
If you or someone you know exhibits signs of a mental health crisis, including: feeling excessively sad or anxious, hopelessness, feeling like harming others or self, and/or thoughts of suicide – the new crisis service line should be accessed immediately by calling:
419-502-HOPE (4673) The crisis line is available 24/7.
With over 250 dedicated staff members serving nearly 8,000 adults, adolescents and children throughout Northwest Ohio — Unison Health is a leading resource for people seeking access to behavioral health, substance abuse treatment and primary healthcare.
The partnership between the Wood County ADAMHS Board and Unison Health ensures crisis services for the residents of Wood County continue to be easily accessed now and into the future
Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you’re hardly aware of it – unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle.
In 2014, 244 people died in the U.S. from exposure to excessive heat, according to Injury Facts 2017, the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by the National Safety Council. Heat-related illnesses can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death.
Individuals with heart or circulatory problems or other long-term illness
People who work outdoors
Athletes and people who like to exercise – especially beginners
Individuals taking medications that alter sweat production
Alcoholics and drug abusers
Heatstroke can occur when the ability to sweat fails and body temperature rises quickly. The brain and vital organs are effectively “cooked” as body temperature rises to a dangerous level in a matter of minutes. Heatstroke is often fatal, and those who do survive may have permanent damage to their organs.
Someone experiencing heatstroke will have extremely hot skin, and an altered mental state, ranging from slight confusion to coma. Seizures also can result. Ridding the body of excess heat is crucial for survival.
Move the person into a half-sitting position in the shade
Call for emergency medical help immediately
If humidity is below 75%, spray the victim with water and fan them vigorously; if humidity is above 75%, apply ice to neck, armpits or groin
Do not give aspirin or acetaminophen
Do not give the victim anything to drink
When the body loses an excessive amount of salt and water, heat exhaustion can set in. People who work outdoors and athletes are particularly susceptible.
Symptoms are similar to those of the flu and can include severe thirst, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting and, sometimes, diarrhea. Other symptoms include profuse sweating, clammy or pale skin, dizziness, rapid pulse and normal or slightly elevated body temperature.
Uncontrolled heat exhaustion can evolve into heatstroke, so make sure to treat the victim quickly.
Move them to a shaded or air-conditioned area
Give them water or other cool, nonalcoholic beverages
Apply wet towels or having them take a cool shower
Heat cramps are muscle spasms that usually affect the legs or abdominal muscles, often after physical activity. Excessive sweating reduces salt levels in the body, which can result in heat cramps.
Workers or athletes with pain or spasms in the abdomen, arms or legs should not return to work for a few hours. Instead:
Sit or lie down in the shade.
Drink cool water or a sports drink.
Stretch affected muscles.
Seek medical attention if you have heart problems or if the cramps don’t get better in an hour.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ohio is year-round effort between law enforcement personnel around the state and Special Olympics Ohio to raise funds and awareness.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, raising US$34 million for Special Olympics Programs around the world in 2008.More than 85,000 law enforcement officers carried the Flame of Hope across 35 nations, raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Thousands more supported the runners’ efforts through “Adopt-A-Cop” runner sponsorships, local fundraising events, corporate sponsorships and Torch Run T-shirts (more than 400,000 sold) and other merchandise sales to fellow law enforcement officers, families, friends and the public.
The Ohio involvement in the Law Enforcement Torch Run unites departments and agencies throughout the state and extends beyond the annual run. Each year officers participate and organize events such as Polar Bear Plunges, Building Sits, Truck Convoys and other special events throughout the year. All of these events generate additional funds for Special Olympics Ohio.
This service is targeted to the elderly and those who might not have adequate cooling in their homes….
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., will have extended hours at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main Street, in Bowling Green on Friday, June 29th ; Saturday, June 30th; and Sunday, July 1st during the expected high heat and humidity.
Additional hours are scheduled for Friday evening (until 8 p.m.) and all day Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) with meals provided (for donation) both days at noon and 5:30 p.m., at the Center.
This service is targeted to the elderly and those who might not have adequate cooling in their homes. Those in need of relief from the heat are encouraged to drop in. Games, movies, books and newspapers will be available.
To stay safe in the extreme heat, experts recommend you reschedule strenuous outdoor work to early morning or evening. Those who must work outside are advised to take frequent breaks and drink water frequently, even when not thirsty. Please remember to check on elderly friends and neighbors, especially those without air conditioning.
Please call the Wood County Committee on Aging at 419.353.5661 or 1.800.367.4935 for more information.
A break room full of sweet treats can quickly sabotage the best diet-related intentions…..
I’ve noticed that I’ve gained a few extra pounds in the past couple of months. The only things I can think of are the doughnuts and other snacks my coworkers bring to the office. Can those calories really add up that much?
They sure can.
The next time you reach for that pizza, candy, cookie, doughnut, bagel, cake or other rich, sugary goodies your coworker brought in to the break room or conference room for an office treat, be aware that it may be causing a significant increase in the calories you eat.
That’s according to a new study that analyzed data from the U. S. Department of Agriculture Food Acquisition and Purchasing Survey. The survey shows that the foods and beverages many folks get at work are mostly high in sugar and solid fats, resulting in empty calories.
The study focused on 5,222 employees nationwide and found that the delectables people get at work tend to contain high amounts of refined sodium and refined grains, with very little whole grains and fruit.
In the study, 22 percent of the participants got food from work at least once a week, averaging some 1,277 calories a week. And most of those calories, 71 percent, were obtained from the freebies coworkers brought in and placed in common areas, at meetings or at workplace social events.
In fact, of the food sources included in the study of what many employees are feasting on at work – such as vending machines or cafeterias or in common areas, at meetings or at worksite social events – 17 percent of it was free.
“People don’t think that a cookie, bagel or other treat each day is a big deal, but it adds up to an extra day’s worth of calories each week,” said Jenny Lobb, a Family and Consumer Sciences educator for Ohio State University Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES).
“A break room full of sweet treats can quickly sabotage the best diet-related intentions,” she said. “However, a break room free of unhealthy food choices can support physical health while also promoting socialization and collaboration among coworkers.”
To cut down on some of those work-food extra calories, Lobb offers the following workplace tips:
Make sure that drinking water and cups are freely available via a water cooler, drinking fountain or refrigerated filtered water pitcher.
Provide access to a refrigerator and microwave so coworkers can safely store and prepare healthy lunches from home.
Celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays, with fruit instead of cake.
Use a potluck sign-up sheet for office gatherings where food will be served.
Get rid of candy dishes. Replace them with bowls of fruit, if desired.
Establish a “no dumping” policy to discourage coworkers from bringing cakes, cookies or other desserts from home.
You can also encourage your director or CEO to sign a healthy meeting pledge to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to supporting a culture of health in the workplace.
Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come on out NEXT THURSDAY for our Annual Summer Picnic!!! It is a free event with food, entertainment and a raffle!! All proceeds go to the NB Community Food Pantry so please bring canned goods, other non-perishable food items or monetary donations to help this great organization keep up the meaningful work!!
Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration….
(Family Features) During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to the great outdoors. The spike in summer temperatures can make those tough workouts even more challenging.
Even after your workout is complete, your body does not stop – after a tough sweat session in the summer heat, you need to replenish what you lost to rebuild and refuel muscles. A tall glass of chocolate milk may not be the first thing you think to reach for after a long run, but recovering from each intense workout with the nutrients in low-fat chocolate milk allows you to get the most out of your fitness routine.
Before gearing up for your summer workout routine, make sure you are taking care of your body with these tips.
Be Mindful of High Temperatures High temperatures don’t have to get in the way of your workout plan, but it’s important to consider the heat index and time of day when exercising. Temperatures typically peak during the middle of the day, so aim to work out in the morning or once the sun starts to set.
The body loses a lot of important nutrients through sweat. Learn your sweat rate by weighing yourself with minimal clothing before and after one hour of sweaty exercise. One pound of sweat loss equals 16 ounces of fluid loss. This can guide your fluid intake during your next workout.
Replenish What You Lose in Sweat After putting in real work this summer, your body needs real recovery. Recovery after strenuous exercise can make a difference in how well you can perform during your next workout. For example, low-fat chocolate milk helps replenish fluids and electrolytes lost in sweat. In fact, drinking low-fat or fat-free milk after exercise could restore hydration better than other popular post-exercise beverages, including water or sports drinks, according to a study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” Plus, chocolate milk has a 3-to-1 carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel and rebuild muscles quickly.
Shield Yourself from the Sun’s Rays Just because your fitness routine includes strenuous laps in a pool or a run through shady trails doesn’t mean you are protected from the sun. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to your face, neck, ears and body before exercising outdoors. If you’re going back out for another round of laps in the pool or around the track, reapply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before getting back to work.
While summer weather provides many opportunities for fresh air and fitness, it’s important to remember these tips and more for healthy hydration. Find more information at builtwithchocolatemilk.com.
Program allows families to get produce from local markets
BOWLING GREEN — Families who participate in the Women, Infants and Children program through Wood County Health Department are eligible to receive $20 in coupons to shop for produce at local farmers markets.
This is the second year for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program offered by Wood County WIC. Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and children 6 months or older who are participating in WIC are eligible to receive the one-time, $20 benefit to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers until Oct. 31.
Coupons will be given to WIC participants on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday.
WIC staff will be at the Downtown Farmers Market in Bowling Green on July 18 to share program information. Recipe ideas using fresh produce are available at Wood County WIC, located at 639 S. Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.
If you are interested in becoming an authorized FMNP farmer or want to learn more about the program, call Wood County WIC at 419-354-9661.
The mission of Wood County Health Department is to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the health of everyone in Wood County. Our Community Health Center provides comprehensive medical services for men, women and children. We welcome all patients, including uninsured or underinsured clients, regardless of their ability to pay, and we accept most third-party insurance. For more information, visit WoodCountyHealth.org