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Make sure your child is riding safely in your car! Have your car seat checked next Wednesday, May 18th at the Putnam County Educational Service Center, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The health department's child passenger safety technicians will be available to check installation of the car seat and answer questions you may have. Take advantage of this free event! Call the health department at 419-523-5608 for an appointment. Call today!


May is Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Know your skin!
To increase people’s chances of spotting skin cancer early, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone learn the ABCDE rule, which outlines the warning signs of melanoma:
A – is for Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other half.
B – is for Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched or blurred.
C – is for Color that varies from one area to another.
D – is for Diameter: While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.
E – is for Evolving: A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.




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