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    The Bath Room is the place for resources on good hygiene, health, issues on medication safety.

    For information on eating healthy, check out the information in the Kitchen

    Good Hygiene

    • Cover Your Cough: Stop the Spread of Germs that Make You and Others Sick!
      • Frequently Asked Questions
        • Why should I cover my cough?
          • Serious respiratory illnesses like the flu and colds are spread by:
            • Coughing or sneezing
            • Unclean hands
          • These illnesses spread easily in crowded places where people are in close contact.
        • How do I stop the spread of germs if I am sick?
          • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue every time you cough or sneeze.
          • Throw the used tissue in a waste basket.
          • If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve.
          • After coughing or sneezing, always clean your hands with soap & water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
          • Stay home when you are sick.
          • Do not share eating utensils, drinking glasses, towels or other personal items.
        • How can I stay healthy?
          • Clean your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
          • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
          • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, if possible.
          • Get vaccinated! Influenza (flu) and pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccines can prevent some serious respiratory illnesses.
      • Information

    • Infection Protection,The Buzz on Scuzz: Lather, Rinse and Repeat - They're so small you can't even see them. They multiply faster than the clothes that keep piling up on your floor. They're everywhere — they lurk in the water you drink, the food you eat, and the air you breathe. Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website on good hygiene.
    • Teenage Years: Talking About Personal Hygiene.
    Health
    • KidsHealth: KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources - all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.
    • BAM! - was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to answer kids' questions on health issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer.
    • Healthfinder - Fun way to learn about health and safety issues.
    • Smoke-Free Kids & Don't Smoke - The web site encourages adolescent girls (and boys!) to participate in soccer as a way to maintain physical fitness and resist pressures to smoke.
    Medications

    • Preventing Medication-Related Childhood Poisoning Tips: Each year, more than one million children ages 5 and under are accidentally poisoned and 40 percent of these are from prescription drugs and other medications. Of the oral prescription drugs ingested by children ages 4 and under, over 20 percent belong to someone who does not live with the child -- often a grandparent or great-grandparent.
    • U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration Check out this site for teaching children about food and drug safety.
    • Protect Your Children's Health: Did you know that your chances of getting hurt at home are much higher than they are at work or school? The leading causes of death in the home are falls, drowning, fires, poisoning, suffocation, choking, and guns. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. This section will help you ask questions to find out if your home is a safe place to live and how to make it even safer.