Author Archives: Jukka Valkonen

Chocolate – How to Enjoy It

Jukka Valkonen, RN, PH Halloween is over, and there always appears to be some sort of candy and chocolates around. Somehow these tempting extra calories seem to lead and follow us through Thanksgiving, Christmas, the holidays and into the New Year. While most of these sugary treats aren’t the most healthy things we can eat, […]

Fire & Smoke Safety Tips

Provided by Ananse Taharka, MD, Emergency Medicine and Pulmonary Specialty 1) The most important thing is safety from fire and smoke. Refuge from the area or as far as possible is key. 2) For poor air quality even miles from the fire, people with lung and heart disease in particular should stay indoors. Places with […]

Disaster Survival Gear

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How To Stay Safe And Healthy After A Hurricane

Unsafe food: Flood waters contain many contaminants. These can impact not only food sources, but hands, food prep, utensils, and food itself. Power failures impact food storage. Flood waters can also seep into where food is stored. Food packaging can be contaminated on the outside packaging. Contaminated drinking and washing water and poor sanitation: Flooding […]