Be Bat Smart

September 02, 2021

Time to talk bats. Don’t worry! We’re not jumping to Halloween already; we’ll leave that to the retail industry. We want to discuss the bats that have been out all summer scaring some and amazing others.

Bats are beneficial to people and the environment by feeding on night-flying insects (including mosquitos) and pollinating plants and trees. Unfortunately, bats can carry rabies, so it is best to avoid contact with them and if contact does happen, know what to do. When it comes to bats, here are some safety tips.

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International Overdose Awareness Day

August 30, 2021

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day; a somber reminder of the health issue our community still faces. We know there are people in our community who have experienced or witnessed someone battle addiction or suffer an overdose. As we remember those we’ve lost today, it’s also an important time to continue our education on substance abuse and what to look for if we suspect someone has overdosed. The more we know, the more we can help others in our community stay safe.

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Pool Safety

August 24, 2021

We all know how fun it can be to relax by the pool, try a new trick off the diving board, or make a splash going down the water slide. So when it comes to enjoying the last bit of summer with our friends and family, most of us are more than willing to soak it up at one of our favorite local pools. But did you know our water recreation team here at SRHD actually plays a role in making those fun summer memories happen?

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Get Back on Track with Routine Vaccinations

August 11, 2021

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). It’s a time to celebrate the lives saved by immunization and check in on what vaccines you and your loved ones may still need. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life, including your ability to attend important appointments and receive routine vaccinations. During NIAM, we encourage you to talk to your doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional to ensure you and your family are protected against serious diseases by getting caught up on routine vaccination.

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The Delta Variant

August 06, 2021

Navigating the pandemic has been a lot like building a plane while you fly it. Leaders and officials had to make decisions and put together plans as the world was learning about how this new virus even works. We had to learn from our mistakes quickly and move on to the next challenge. We’ve come a long way since the beginning, however, there is still new information every day that changes the way we understand and respond to the pandemic.

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