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Use the 5-2-1-0 rules for good health

Use the 5-2-1-0 rules for good health

5-2-1-0 is the combination to unlock healthy eating and physical activity for families in the Monadnock Region.   Follow these simple guidelines to help establish healthy habits to last a lifetime: Eat fruits and vegetables at least 5 times a day.  Limit intake of...
Safety tips for summer driving

Safety tips for summer driving

The summer months can mean family car trips. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers the following tips for keeping kids safe around cars as well as some recommendations for what to have in an emergency roadside kit. Keeping kids safe in and around...
Heads up: Facts about brain injury and concussion

Heads up: Facts about brain injury and concussion

Even a minor bump to the head can cause serious problems with thinking, memory, movement and emotional health. The effects of a brain injury can last for a few days or months—or for a lifetime. More than 170,000 kids and teens are treated in emergency room departments...
Putting a stop to bullying

Putting a stop to bullying

Know what to look for and what to do when you witness an incident Every seven seconds, a child in the U.S. is bullied, says the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Would you know what to do if your child was caught up in a bullying incident? Bullying is unwanted,...
Teens and drowsy driving

Teens and drowsy driving

Drunk and distracted driving are commonly known issues on the road, but have you heard about drowsy driving? A new study published by the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that 21 percent of fatal crashes involve drivers who are suffering from a lack of...
Laundry pods and tots don’t mix!

Laundry pods and tots don’t mix!

Keep this tempting danger out of reach Using data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, researchers say eye injuries are increasing in 3- to 4-year-olds who have access to laundry detergent pods. In 2015, almost 500 eye injuries from the pods occurred among...