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Mecury Poisoning

Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products
Federal health officials are warning consumers not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury. The products are marketed as skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments that remove age spots, freckles, blemishes and wrinkles. The products are manufactured abroad and sold illegally in the United States and online. You don’t have to use the product yourself to be affected. People, particularly children, can get mercury in their bodies from breathing in mercury vapors if a member of the household uses a skin cream containing mercury. Infants and small children can ingest mercury if they touch their parents who have used these products, get cream on their hands and then put their hands and fingers into their mouth, which they are prone to do.
How to Protect Yourself
• Check the label of any skin lightening, anti-aging or other skin product you use. If you see the words “mercurous chloride,” “calomel,” “mercuric,” “mercurio,” or “mercury,” stop using the product immediately.
• If there is no label or no ingredients are listed, do not use the product. Federal law requires that ingredients be listed on the label of any cosmetic or drug.
• Don’t use products labeled in languages other than English unless English labeling is also provided.
• If you suspect you have been using a product with mercury, stop using it immediately. Thoroughly wash your hands and any other parts of your body that have come in contact with the product. Contact your health care professional or a medical care clinic for advice.
• If you have questions, call your health care professional or the Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222; it is open 24 hours a day.
• Before throwing out a product that may contain mercury, seal it in a plastic bag or leak-proof container. Check with your local environmental, health or solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Some communities have special collections or other options for disposing of household hazardous waste.



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Flip the Lip!

Flip the Lip! Have you ever heard of tongue tie? This is when the “connecter” under one’s tongue is too far forward. It can happen with one’s upper and lower lip too. Read More

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Get to know Amy Lesher, MS, CCC-SLP

 Get to Know Your RC Staff:

Every few weeks we would like to share a post to let you get to know the staff at the Rosenberg Center a little bit better. This week, we want to introduce you to Amy Lesher, Speech-Language pathologist and an owner at Rosenberg Center

Would you share a little about your education and professional background?

I am a proud Gopher!  I got my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  I got my Master’s Degree from the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 

What do you love most about the Rosenberg Center?

I think I love everything about the Rosenberg Center!  I look forward to coming to work every day.  I love the people who I work with and the families that come here.  It makes it a great place to be.

How long have you worked at the Rosenberg Center?

I have worked at the Rosenberg Center since the beginning-about 5 ½ years at this point.

When you have a few free minutes what hobbies do you enjoy?

 I enjoy gardening, reading, watching a few favorite TV shows and working out.  I also like to hike and camp.

What’s one of the scariest things you’ve ever done?

I am really afraid of heights. I went on the Rip Cord at Valley Fair.  I was young, peer pressure was involved and it was not a good choice for me.

Let’s move in the opposite direction and find out what makes you happy?

I am happiest when I am outside enjoying a beautiful day and nature.

This is where we really start to get to know you. What is your favorite TV show or Movie?

 Right now I love the TV show Scandal.  My favorite movie ever is Elf. 

What were the last two books you read?

Kid books:  “Who Am I” by Alain Crozon and Aurelie Lanchais and “Happiness is a Warm Puppy” which is a Peanuts book.   Grown up books:  “The Lost Art of Dress” by Linda Przybyszewski and “The Astronauts Wives Club: A True Story” by Lily Koppel.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life without getting sick of it, what would it be?

I don’t think I could ever eat just one food for the rest of my life!  I like to cook and try new things. 

If you could hop on a plane today and fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?

There are so many places I’d like to go.  Today I would pick Paris!

What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

My Dad gave me some good advice.  He said, “If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well.”  I try to follow that.

Do you have a favorite quote to share with us?

My favorite quote is easy.  “Smiling is my favorite!”

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

 I think if you are around me enough you know everything about me.  I am quite the open book!

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Get to know Alyssa Bartel, OTR/L

 Get to Know Your RC Staff:

This week, we want to introduce you to Alyssa Bartel, an Occupational Therapist at the Rosenberg Center. 

Would you share a little about your education and professional background?

I have both a bachelor and master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

What do you love most about the Rosenberg Center?

I enjoy the tight knit team and their value of relationships.

How long have you worked at the Rosenberg Center?

I started working at the Rosenberg Center in March 2015.

When you have a few free minutes what hobbies do you enjoy?

 I love playing with my favorite pup and running.

What’s one of the scariest things you’ve ever done?

I think the scariest thing I have done before would be rock climbing….outdoors!

Let’s move in the opposite direction and find out what makes you happy?

My family, my dog, and being outside make me especially happy!

This is where we really start to get to know you. What is your favorite TV show or Movie?

 The Notebook.

What were the last two books you read?

The last two books I read were ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Where Men Win Glory.’

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life without getting sick of it, what would it be?

 Cereal!!!

If you could hop on a plane today and fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would take off to Santa Rosa, California to visit my grandparents in wine country.

What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

Face your challenges, you are stronger than you think.

Do you have a favorite quote to share with us?

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I ran my first ever marathon two summers ago.

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