Carroll Hospital Center wants our community to stay healthy.
In addition to the educational programs and screenings we offer, take a few minutes to review a selection of informative websites that promote good health and safety for you and the loved ones in your life.
Maryland’s Department of Mental Health and Hygiene provides guidance on how to protect yourself against the flu, how to identify flu symptoms and what to do if a loved one has the flu at www.dhmh.state.md.us/flumd.
The USDA has created MyPlate to emphasize better food choices. At www.choosemyplate.gov, learn more about each of the food groups and receive nutrition education and information.
When an adult goes into cardiac arrest, two steps can save his or her life: calling 911 and employing hands-only CPR. Learn hands-only CPR and download hands-only CPR apps from the American Heart Association at www.handsonlycpr.org.
First Aid Kit
Are you and your family ready to handle minor injuries if an emergency arises? Learn how to create a first aid kit at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy.
Sun safety isn’t just a summer concern. Protect yourself year-round with these tips from the American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org/Healthy/BeSafeintheSun
Donating your organs and tissue after your death gives others the chance at a healthy life. Registering on the Donate Life Maryland registry allows Maryland residents to authorize organ and tissue donation upon their death. Learn more about organ donation at www.donatelifemaryland.org.
Maryland Poison Center
The Maryland Poison Center provides poisoning triage, treatment, education and prevention throughout the state. The phone lines are staffed by pharmacists and nurses who have special clinical toxicology training. The toll-free hotline, 1-800-222-1222, is staffed 24 hours a day. Learn more at www.mdpoison.com.