Health

Students lying in a field, spelling out "RESPECT."

Two Orange County schools win National Red Ribbon Photo Contest

The National Family Partnership has announced the winners of the 2015 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest, and two schools are from Orange County -- Brea Country Hills Elementary School in the Brea-Olinda Unified School District and Charles G. Emery Elementary School in the Buena Park School District. [...]
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Get ready for the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 15

At 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, millions of Californians are expected to drop, cover and hold on during the Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in the state. All K-12 schools and districts in Orange County are encouraged to participate in the exercise, responding just as they would during an actual seismic event. [...]
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With more scorching temperatures ahead, OC health officials offer tips for keeping your cool

Here we go again. Temperatures in some Orange County communities are expected to approach triple-digits this week, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses, particularly for more sensitive populations. “During extremely hot weather it is important to check on those who are at high risk to make sure they are staying cool,” says County Health Officer Dr. Eric Handler. “The people at highest risk during extreme heat include seniors who live alone, people with heart or lung disease, and young children.” [...]