Lead is a toxic metal used in many trades and hobbies in the United States. Most adult lead exposures are due to their work or hobby. Lead poisoning happens when small amounts of lead build up in the body. People can breathe in lead dust or fumes or swallow dustContinue Reading

November is National Family Caregiver’s Month. This is a time to recognize family caregivers, raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for these caregivers. Caregivers help with another person’s social and/or health needs. Caregiving responsibilities can increase and change as the recipient’s needs increase, which may resultContinue Reading

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Saturday, November 19, 2022. When a loved one dies by suicide, the ones left behind, the survivors, are dealing with a loss that’s traumatic. The loss can come with stigma, real or perceived. The grieving person or family can feel isolated from peopleContinue Reading

No matter how long or how much a person has used tobacco, quitting will help them get healthier. Each year, the third Thursday of November is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. This day is meant to encourage people to quit using tobacco and start the journey toward aContinue Reading

Making time to sit down for meals has many benefits. It can lessen our stress, help boost our mood, and make everyone feel more connected. Research shows that people who share regular meals together have better social and emotional well-being. This is true especially for parents with their children. UseContinue Reading

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT Erin Maier, (531) 893-1359, erin.maier@nebraska.gov National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Lincoln – October 23-29 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), intended to raise awareness to reduce children’s exposure to lead and prevent serious harmful health effects, such as developmental delays, difficultyContinue Reading

If you feel different, you drive different. Driving while impaired by any substance is dangerous. Impaired driving happens when someone drives a vehicle under the influence of a substance like marijuana other illegal drugs, prescription or over the counter medicines, or alcohol. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s NationalContinue Reading

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of October, we take time for mental illness awareness. A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate toContinue Reading

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  This is a time to recognize the victims, survivors, family members, and loved ones of those affected by domestic violence.  Domestic violence affects all communities and can affect any one person. On average: Nearly 24 people are victims of physical abuse by an intimateContinue Reading

“Happy harvest!” “Harvest blessings!” Pumpkin spice and everything nice!” For many people fall brings great excitement and a lot of fun things. Pumpkin patches, football games, apple cider, pumpkin spice, and kettle corn are included as the list goes on and on. Farmers however have much more to worry about,Continue Reading