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Private Health Lessons from Public Health Week

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 by LAMedicalBlogger

LA Medical is putting a focus on preventative care all month long to mark National Public Health Week that happens each April.

Whether you're helping yourself or others, National Public Health Week is about getting better together.

Whether you’re helping yourself or others, National Public Health Week is about getting better together.

“ROI: Save Lives, Save Money” is the theme for 2013. The theme highlights prevention of many kinds of illnesses and health conditions through preventative screenings, eating healthier and getting regular exercise and recognizes the contributions of public health.

Public health teaches us many simple and useful suggestions that we can all use including:

  • Assess to your home, or the home of a loved one for factors that could contribute to a fall, such as poor lighting, uneven flooring and clutter.
  • Put the number for poison control on your refrigerator and in your cell phone: 1-800-222-1222. It will automatically connect you to your regional poison control center and often life-saving information.
  • Keep potentially dangerous household products such as cleaning products, cosmetics and prescription medications locked up and out of children’s reach. Also, never store household chemicals in old food containers or in the same place you keep food items. Learn more at www.upandaway.org.

LA Medical wants you and your family to be as healthy as possible, no matter your age or medical conditions. Here a items we offer to help:

The right products like proper wheelchair fitting and seat cushions and specialty mattresses can help prevent pressure sores. A properly fit cane, walker, or hospital bed can prevent falls and further injuries. What equipment would help you have the best health possible? We can help you find out.

We are all part of this bigger health community and we all need to work together. Click on the link below to learn more.

Learn more about public health and getting involved in your community at www.nphw.org.

 

  • Source National Public Health Week and the American Public Health Association
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