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Mask Refresher

January 26, 2022

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Mask Refresher

Wearing a mask has become part of your daily routine and you’ve probably tried a few different types. Here’s a quick refresher on how to wear a mask properly for the best protection.

Cloth mask:

  • A proper fit over your nose, mouth, and chin to prevent leaks
  • Multiple layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric
  • Nose wire
  • Fabric that blocks light when held up to a bright light source

Disposable masks:

  • A proper fit over your nose, mouth, and chin to prevent leaks
  • Multiple layers of non-woven material
  • A nose wire

The CDC website has all the updated information you need about masks including:

  • Ways to have a better fit and extra protection with cloth and disposable masks
  • The difference between a mask and a respirator
  • How to choose a mask or respirator for different situations
  • Considerations for children

Blood Donation

Every year, millions of people receive life-saving blood transfusions that come from:

  • Volunteer blood donations
  • Blood from family members or friends (directed donor)
  • Their own blood (autologous blood donation)

The blood donation process is simple and takes about one hour. The donation itself takes about 10 minutes. When you donate blood, you’ll be asked to answer some screening questions about your health and travel history. Your answers are confidential. During the procedure, you lie or sit in a reclining chair with your arm extended on an armrest and one unit of blood – about a pint – is collected. Find out more about blood transfusion and donation.

Winter Blues or Something More?

During the winter months when there is less daylight, you may feel sad or down. While many people experience the “winter blues,” some people may have a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is more common in women, young people, and those who live far from the equator. You’re also more likely to have SAD if you or your family members have depression. Learn more about the causes and treatments for SAD.

Bean Salad

Try this versatile bean salad recipe with your favorite beans and vegetables. Use dried beans instead of canned to lower the sodium content.