Healthy Body, Happy Heart

“Every moment of the day, your heart is pumping blood throughout your body. In silent moments, you can hear the thump-thump-thump of its demanding work. Do you take your heart for granted? Most of us will have heart trouble at some point in our lives. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. But you can take steps now to lower your risk.

“About 1 out of 3 people in America will die of heart disease,” says NIH heart disease expert Dr. David C. Goff, Jr. “And about 6 out of every 10 of us will have a major heart disease event before we die.”

Heart disease develops when the blood vessels supplying the heart become clogged with fatty deposits, or plaque. After the blood vessels narrow, blood flow to the heart is reduced. That means oxygen and nutrients can’t get to the heart as easily.” Information and picture shared from: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2017/11/healthy-body-happy-heart 

 

Honoring Our Veterans


“On November 9th, the Department of Labor announced the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, which will recognize job creators that recruit and retain America’s veterans.”
https://www.dol.gov/vets/hirevets/

Thank You to our Veterans.

Keep Your Family Safe This Thanksgiving

“Americans will eat more than 46 million turkeys this Thanksgiving. Keep your family and friends safe with simple food safety tips from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service:

Read labels carefully. Temperature labels show if the bird is fresh or frozen. If you plan to serve a fresh turkey, buy it no more than two days before Thanksgiving.

Do not wash the turkey. This spreads pathogens onto kitchen surfaces. The only way to kill bacteria that causes foodborne illness is to fully cook the turkey.

Refrigerate leftovers within two hours to prevent bacteria from growing on the food.”

Get More Tips for Thanksgiving Safety!

Public Awareness: Fake Prescription Pills Containing Dangerous Drugs

FYI – Attached is a public awareness notice from the New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center.
“During 2017, forensic laboratories in New Jersey have identified a large amount of imitation prescription pills
containing dangerous drugs.
So far this year, law enforcement in NJ have seized over 500,000 fake prescription pills that have actually contained highly potent opioids, including heroin and fentanyl class compounds.
Recently, carfentanil was identified in what appeared to be a legitimate prescription oxycodone pill.
Imitation prescription pills containing dangerous drugs such as carfentanil are being sold by drug dealers, placing users at significant risk of death.
Due to the serious implications of this trend, NJ’s Drug Monitoring Initiative (DMI) has created this public awareness product. This product is Unclassified and can be shared with the general public and posted to social media.”