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
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.