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The Northwest GA Breastfeeding Coalition 
presents
Breastfeeding Answers with Nancy Mohrbacher
Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m.

This seminar is for any healthcare professional who works with breastfeeding moms!
Below are the latest product recalls from the FDA due to the Salmonella outbreak:

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     Local environmental health officials announced today that a raccoon in Gilmer County tested positive for rabies.
     Andrea Wheeler of the Gilmer County Environmental Health Department reported that on January 24, 2009, a raccoon entered a residential yard on Craigtown Road, which is located about two and a half miles off Highway 52 West in Ellijay. The raccoon displayed aggressive behavior as it chased the homeowner’s dog, and then the raccoon ran to the neighbor’s home where the neighbor shot and killed it.
Winter weather can create a crisis for you and your family, and north Georgia may soon experience some severe winter conditions . . .
 
BE PREPARED!
 
Along with plenty of blankets and warm clothing, make sure you have an emergency kit that includes a battery-operated radio in case the power goes down. Also, have enough food and water to last several days for each family member and pet. Remember to prepare properly for friends and relatives with special needs!  

For more information about preparing your family for emergency and which supplies to include in your emergency kit, please visit the Emergency Preparedness page.