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Tips for safe holiday event planning

| December 5, 2017
Tips for safe holiday event planning

While intended to be fun,  many holidays can be a stressful time for many of us. Check out the tips below to help enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. Know someone who is depressed or suicidal? Get resources here. Life-Saving Tips for Party Planners [Adapted from Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s party tips] Serve plenty of […]

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Online Safety – Tips for Parents and Educators

| June 5, 2017
Online Safety – Tips for Parents and Educators

What to do in this tech world when things seem to be moving at light speed? As much as things move quickly, our kids move along with the technology. We have to keep up to keep them safe.

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Teen and ‘Tween-Proof Your Home: Teen Proofing Tips

| February 22, 2017
Teen and ‘Tween-Proof Your Home: Teen Proofing Tips

When they were little you covered outlets, locked cabinets, and taught them the importance of seatbelts. They need that helping hand now, more than ever. Go down the checklist & make sure you’re teen-proofing your home today. And remember, it’s not about trust, it’s about keeping kids safe!

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Sizzurp, Lean, Drank, Dirty Sprite: Cough Medicine Abuse

| September 10, 2015
Sizzurp, Lean, Drank, Dirty Sprite: Cough Medicine Abuse

What these things are, and why you should care What is “sizzurp”? “Sizzurp,” “purple drank,” “Texas tea,” “Dirty Sprite” and “lean” are common names for prescription or over-the-counter cough syrups which are commonly mixed with soda and/or candy. Key ingredients usually include prescription codeine (an opiate) and/or promethazine (an antihistamine), but can also be over-the-counter […]

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Marijuana Use, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

| February 10, 2015
Marijuana Use, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

There is no known safe amount of marijuana use during pregnancy. It is strongly recommended that pregnant women, as well as their partners, do not use marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, or any other drug due to possibility of impacting the healthy development of the baby. If you or your partner are using marijuana to treat a medical issue, […]

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Tips for a Healthy Baby

| December 17, 2013
Tips for a Healthy Baby

After your baby is born: Breastfeed your baby if possible–breastfeeding is best for your baby Keep your home smoke-free Spend time holding, loving and cuddling your baby Check to be sure your baby’s car seat is properly secured in the back seat Keep all your well-baby checkups For more information, check out these resources and talk with your healthcare […]

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Childbirth Education in Lane County

| October 29, 2013
Childbirth Education in Lane County

Whether you’re looking to get information, help, or ongoing support, your community has many options. Related: Local breastfeeding resources | Local parenting resources The following list is for informational purposes and does not constitute endorsement of the educators. 

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Healthy Babies, Healthy Communities Shares About Fetal/Infant Mortality

| October 25, 2013

September 2011, Eugene, OR — In only three years, 85 Lane County families grieved a fetal or infant mortality. Each loss represents a very personal story. Lane County Healthy Babies, Healthy Communities appreciates the opportunity to share information about the impact of these losses and what our community can do to improve the health and […]

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Get Involved

| August 27, 2013

It’s your community! There are many ways to get involved in helping people and communities get healthier in Lane County. If you’re looking for ways to help forward substance abuse, suicide, underage drinking or disordered gambling prevention, or get involved with healthy babies and brain development, you’ve come to the right place. Can we help […]

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Teen and ‘Tween-Proof Your Home: Teen Proofing Checklist

| July 10, 2013
Teen and ‘Tween-Proof Your Home: Teen Proofing Checklist

When they were little you covered outlets, locked cabinets, and taught them the importance of seatbelts. They need that helping hand now, more than ever. Go down the checklist & make sure you’re teen-proofing your home today. And remember, it’s not about trust, it’s about keeping kids safe!

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