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Cookouts & Grilling Safety:
A true "Grill Master" always knows to clean, separate, cook and chill to ensure a pleasant cookout for all. Make sure you understand safe temperatures & Proper handling of raw meat. Don't forget to extinguish your grill and let it cool when you are done. Click here for "Grill Master" tips & more about Food Safety.
Whether you're chilling at the pool, beach or waterpark, remember that drowning can occur in as little as 1 inch of water. Never swim alone or leave children unattended near water. Take steps to stay safe around water.
Stay cool, hydrated & informed this summer:
In extreme heat, it's important to stay hydrated by drinking more water than usual. Protect yourself from extreme heat. Click here for more information .
Tick season is here!
VBCassDHD along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all Michigan Residents to protect themselves from ticks.
Wear Repellent (with DEET)
Check for Ticks Daily
Shower soon after being outdoors
Call your doctor if you get a fever or rash.
If you do find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic! Click here to learn How to Remove a Tick.
Never Leave Your Child Alone In A Car, Not Even For A Minute
A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by Never Leaving Your Child Alone In A Car, Not Even For A Minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you're not in it so kids don't get in on their own.
C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at you final destination.
T: Take Action. If you see a child in a car alone, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.
Did you know that vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise in Michigan?
We’re proud to partner with @IVaccinate to help keep Michigan’s kids safe and healthy.
Click to get the latest News From The Medical Director's Desk at Van Buren / Cass District Health Department.
News from the Van Buren / Cass District Health Department
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