WHITTIER STREET HEALTH CENTERComprehensive. Compassionate. CommunityNATIONAL SAFETY MONTH BLOG-JUNE 2019It's better to be SAFE than SORRY, and that'sexactly why June is National Safety MonthInjuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages-andthey are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1to 44. Thegood news is each of us can take steps today to make our lives andthe lives of our families and communities saferWhittier Street Health Center is committed to spreading the word andraising awareness during National Safety Month. Togetherwe cangreatly reduce and even prevent inhuries from happening.Here are a few things to consider when evaluating how you canlive saferPOISONINGS: Nine out of 10 poisonings happen right at home. You can bepoisoned by many things, like cleaning products or another person's medicine.SAFETY TIP:Add the poison control number (1-800-222-1222) to your cellphone.TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: Doing other activities while driving-like textingor eating-distracts you and increases your chance of crashing.Almost 1 in 6crashes where someone is injured involves distracted driving.Here in Boston transportation safety also includes bikes, and pedestrian safety.Always look both ways and don't anticpate a vehicle will stop for you (even ifthey should).SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS: One in 4 older adults falls each year. Many falls leadto broken bones and other health problems.About half of all falls happen at home. Here's a few things to check to makeyour house safe: Keep objects off stairs, Fix loose or broken handrails, Cleanup excessive wires and cords, Keep lights easy to reach and working!Here at Whittier Street Health Center we have many programs tohelp you live a safer life-here's a few:"Matter of Balance", a program for seniors dedicated to fallprevention strategies, education, and exercise!Free Bike Helmets for our pediatric patients to encourage bike safety!For more information, visit www.WSHC.org or call 617-427-1000.Whittier Street Health Center1290 Tremont St.Whittier @ Quincy Commons282 Blue Hill Ave.Roxbury, MA 02120T: 617-427-1000Roxbury, MA 02120T: 617-585-2550 WHITTIER STREET HEALTH CENTER Comprehensive. Compassionate. Community NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH BLOG-JUNE 2019 It's better to be SAFE than SORRY, and that's exactly why June is National Safety Month Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages-and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1to 44. The good news is each of us can take steps today to make our lives and the lives of our families and communities safer Whittier Street Health Center is committed to spreading the word and raising awareness during National Safety Month. Togetherwe can greatly reduce and even prevent inhuries from happening. Here are a few things to consider when evaluating how you can live safer POISONINGS: Nine out of 10 poisonings happen right at home. You can be poisoned by many things, like cleaning products or another person's medicine. SAFETY TIP:Add the poison control number (1-800-222-1222) to your cell phone. TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: Doing other activities while driving-like texting or eating-distracts you and increases your chance of crashing.Almost 1 in 6 crashes where someone is injured involves distracted driving. Here in Boston transportation safety also includes bikes, and pedestrian safety. Always look both ways and don't anticpate a vehicle will stop for you (even if they should). SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS: One in 4 older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to broken bones and other health problems. About half of all falls happen at home. Here's a few things to check to make your house safe: Keep objects off stairs, Fix loose or broken handrails, Clean up excessive wires and cords, Keep lights easy to reach and working! Here at Whittier Street Health Center we have many programs to help you live a safer life-here's a few: "Matter of Balance", a program for seniors dedicated to fall prevention strategies, education, and exercise! Free Bike Helmets for our pediatric patients to encourage bike safety! For more information, visit www.WSHC.org or call 617-427-1000. Whittier Street Health Center 1290 Tremont St. Whittier @ Quincy Commons 282 Blue Hill Ave. Roxbury, MA 02120 T: 617-427-1000 Roxbury, MA 02120 T: 617-585-2550

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WHITTIER STREET HEALTH CENTER Comprehensive. Compassionate. Community NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH BLOG-JUNE 2019 It's better to be SAFE than SORRY, and that's exactly why June is National Safety Month Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages-and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1to 44. The good news is each of us can take steps today to make our lives and the lives of our families and communities safer Whittier Street Health Center is committed to spreading the word and raising awareness during National Safety Month. Togetherwe can greatly reduce and even prevent inhuries from happening. Here are a few things to consider when evaluating how you can live safer POISONINGS: Nine out of 10 poisonings happen right at home. You can be poisoned by many things, like cleaning products or another person's medicine. SAFETY TIP:Add the poison control number (1-800-222-1222) to your cell phone. TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: Doing other activities while driving-like texting or eating-distracts you and increases your chance of crashing.Almost 1 in 6 crashes where someone is injured involves distracted driving. Here in Boston transportation safety also includes bikes, and pedestrian safety. Always look both ways and don't anticpate a vehicle will stop for you (even if they should). SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS: One in 4 older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to broken bones and other health problems. About half of all falls happen at home. Here's a few things to check to make your house safe: Keep objects off stairs, Fix loose or broken handrails, Clean up excessive wires and cords, Keep lights easy to reach and working! Here at Whittier Street Health Center we have many programs to help you live a safer life-here's a few: "Matter of Balance", a program for seniors dedicated to fall prevention strategies, education, and exercise! Free Bike Helmets for our pediatric patients to encourage bike safety! For more information, visit www.WSHC.org or call 617-427-1000. Whittier Street Health Center 1290 Tremont St. Whittier @ Quincy Commons 282 Blue Hill Ave. Roxbury, MA 02120 T: 617-427-1000 Roxbury, MA 02120 T: 617-585-2550 WHITTIER STREET HEALTH CENTER Comprehensive. Compassionate. Community NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH BLOG-JUNE 2019 It's better to be SAFE than SORRY, and that's exactly why June is National Safety Month Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages-and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1to 44. The good news is each of us can take steps today to make our lives and the lives of our families and communities safer Whittier Street Health Center is committed to spreading the word and raising awareness during National Safety Month. Togetherwe can greatly reduce and even prevent inhuries from happening. Here are a few things to consider when evaluating how you can live safer POISONINGS: Nine out of 10 poisonings happen right at home. You can be poisoned by many things, like cleaning products or another person's medicine. SAFETY TIP:Add the poison control number (1-800-222-1222) to your cell phone. TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: Doing other activities while driving-like texting or eating-distracts you and increases your chance of crashing.Almost 1 in 6 crashes where someone is injured involves distracted driving. Here in Boston transportation safety also includes bikes, and pedestrian safety. Always look both ways and don't anticpate a vehicle will stop for you (even if they should). SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS: One in 4 older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to broken bones and other health problems. About half of all falls happen at home. Here's a few things to check to make your house safe: Keep objects off stairs, Fix loose or broken handrails, Clean up excessive wires and cords, Keep lights easy to reach and working! Here at Whittier Street Health Center we have many programs to help you live a safer life-here's a few: "Matter of Balance", a program for seniors dedicated to fall prevention strategies, education, and exercise! Free Bike Helmets for our pediatric patients to encourage bike safety! For more information, visit www.WSHC.org or call 617-427-1000. Whittier Street Health Center 1290 Tremont St. Whittier @ Quincy Commons 282 Blue Hill Ave. Roxbury, MA 02120 T: 617-427-1000 Roxbury, MA 02120 T: 617-585-2550

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