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SUMMERTIME SAFETY - MIKE SCHRUM, CAPTAIN, DENISON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

07/22/21

Summertime is a fun time! But it can also lead to injuries and even death if the proper safety precautions are not taken. Mike Schrum, Captain of the Denison Volunteer Fire Department, and Maintenance Manager at The Andersons Ethanol Plant, describes the things you can do to keep you and your family safe when boating, camping, biking, and just having general summertime fun.

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SUMMERTIME BLOOD DONATIONS - MICAH RIFFEY, SUPERVISOR, LIFESERVE BLOOD CENTER

07/15/21

The need and the demand for blood is ever-present in health care. Some blood transfusions are used when people have injuries and traumas. Other uses for blood include red platelets and plasma. Every patient's needs are varied but blood is almost always needed in emergency situations. The number of blood donations in summer months is usually low but is especially low this year in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every blood type is needed. Micah Riffey, supervisor for LifeServe Blood Centers, discusses the need for blood donations and how you can help save a life! For more information, visit LifeServe Blood Centers.

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HEALTHY VISION MONTH - JON HOAGLUND, DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY

07/08/21

July is Heathy Vision Month. Dr. Jon Hoaglund, Vision Care Clinic in Denison, discusses eye health, eye exams, how your vision can affect your overall health, and ways to protect our eyes. For more information about eye health, click here.

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FIREWORKS SAFETY - JASON FRANKLIN, DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

07/01/21

How dangerour are fireworks? What about the mental health aspects of fireworks? How are pets affected by fireworks? What are some things we can do to use fireworks safely? Jason Franklin, Director of Emergency Services at CCMH, discusses the answers to these questions and more in examining Fireworks Safety in advance of the 4th of July celebrations in our communities.

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HAZMAT TRAINING -- DON GROSS AND RYAN CAMPBELL, DURHAM. NC FIRE DEPARTMENT

06/24/21

HAZMAT (hazardous materials) can be obvious, and sometimes, not so obvious. All can agree that spills of diesel fuel or anhydrous ammonia can be hazardous. But what about bleach or milk? Don Gross and Ryan Campbell, both with the Durham, NC Fire Department, and employed by Federal Resources, travel around the U.S. providing hazardous materials training to front line staff for fire departments, law enforcement, hospitals, ambualnce crews, and many others. During their visit to CCMH to provide regional Hazmat training, they stopped by to discuss hazardous materials and the training they provide.

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SKIN CANCER AWARENESS - PODCAST REPLAY -- JULIE GRAEVE, ARNP, MS

06/17/21

June is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. With the advent of summer this week, many people will be out in the sun playing golf, camping, boating, or just enjoying the out of doors. While the sun's rays provide much needed Vitamin D after a long winter, those same rays can cause melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops when melanocytes (the cells that give the skin its tan or brown color) start to grow out of control. Julie Graeve, ARNP, MS discusses skin cancer, what to do to prevent it, and what to look for if you think you have abnormal moles or growths on your skin. This is a replay of a podcast first posted in 2020.

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