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Why we need safe homes for our kids

Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents — December 14, 2018 — The Times Argus By GINNY BURLEY – the Prevention Educator for Central Vermont New Directions Coalition We work hard to keep our homes safe. We have fire extinguishers and ... Read More


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Vaping: unhealthy, addictive and expensive

Published on September 13th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current PrEvents  |  The Times Argus | September 12, 2018 By JACK THOMPSON In the 1950s, smoking cigarettes was quite popular. But as smoking became linked with lung cancer, the number of smokers declined. Now, companies ... Read More


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Rx Drug Take Back Day Results

Published on May 21st, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Washington County collected 24 boxes with a combined weight of over 600 pounds at the April 28th, 2018 Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The seven local collection sites included the Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Montpelier, ... Read More


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July 1, 2018: What Marijuana Legalization Means For You

Published on April 25th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents    April 24, 2018 By GINNY BURLEY For the Times Argus This year the Vermont legislature passed the bill H.511 (Act 86) legalizing home grown cannabis and the possession of “small” amounts of marijuana by ... Read More


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What is Tobacco 21?

Published on March 20th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current PrEvents | March 19, 2018 By GINNY BURLEY FOR THE TIMES ARGUS Consider these facts: Smoking tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. There are 500,000 premature deaths from smoking ... Read More


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3-4-50

Published on February 12th, 2018 | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents    February 10, 2018    Times Argus A Guide to Improving Family Health Would it surprise you to learn that over 50% of all deaths in Vermont are caused by just four diseases and ... Read More


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