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Relieve Holiday Stress:
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The Holiday season can be a time of joy, but can also be a time of major stress. Financial worries, family expectations, and other causes of stress may lead to both mental and physical symptoms, such as depression, irratbility, and digestive problems.

Find ways to help relieve stress during the holidays through NAtional Library of Medicine resources, including resources for the public on Medline Plus and resources in multiple languages on HealthReach:

• For the Public: The MedlinePLus Health Topic on Stress resources on stress symptoms, treatment options, tips for living with stress, and information targeted towards children, teens, and women experiencing stress. Also check the Medical Encyclopedia on MedlinePlus to find an article about learning to manage stress.

• Multiple Languages: Find multilingual patient information about stress on HealthReach, such as Coping with Stress" (14 languages), Health and Well-Being 1 - Stress" (15 languages), "Anxiety (An Introduction)" (4 languages), and "What is Mental Distress" (16 languages).

Local Health Observances

December 2017 is National Safe Toy & Gifts Month

  

December is National Safe Toy & Gifts Month! is sponsored by
Kids Health

National Safe Toy & Gifts Month is an annual observance held in December to raise awareness about toy safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries in 2010 throughout the United States.

In recent years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has created a robust toy safety system, by requiring testing by independent, third party testing laboratories around the world; enforcing stringent lead and phthalates limits for toys; imposing some of the most stringent toy standards in the world; and stopping violative and dangerous toys at the ports and in the marketplace before they reach children’s hands. These combined efforts continue to foster the confidence of American families as they prepare to shop for toys this holiday season.

Safe Toys and Gifts Month
https://www.healthtradition.com/december-is-safe-toys-and-gifts-month/

Recent Recalls
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/
http://www.safekids.org/product-recalls
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