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Help Stop Overdoses: naloxone kits at no cost

Posted on: July 17, 2018

 Nasal naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is available for anyone who wants to prevent an opioid overdose death of a loved one or someone you know. Pick up a naloxone kit at no cost and receive opioid death prevention education at Lorain County Public Health (LCPH), 9880 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH, available weekdays (excluding holidays) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For an evening appointment call 440-322-6367. Allow 20 minutes for your visit in order to receive education and the Narcan kit.

 
“Narcan can save lives - and provide a second chance and an opportunity for recovery,” said David Covell, MPH, RS, health commissioner at LCPH. “Narcan provides a safety net for both those battling opioid addiction as well as those taking high doses of opioid pain medication.” 
 
Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug. When given, naloxone restores breathing and blocks the drug’s effects on the brain-- it often prevents death. 
 
These naloxone kits are provided through Project DAWN, an overdose education and naloxone distribution program through the Ohio Department of Health. For more information on Project DAWN, visit ODH.Ohio.gov.
 

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How to find fruits & vegetables

Posted on: July 3, 2018

Popeye the Sailor Man had it right – you’re strong to the finish if you eat your spinach... and other fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are the ultimate power foods because they are full of vitamins and minerals that help make a body healthy and strong. They have more water and fiber than other foods, which keep the body hydrated and regular. Fruits and vegetables are also low in calories—perfect to help manage or lose weight.

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