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Monthly Archives: July 2017

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World Breastfeeding Week – August 1-7, 2017

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week!  It’s the perfect time to recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for your baby, your health, your environment, and your wallet. Your Baby The World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action (WABA) explains that breastfeeding promotes the growth and development of children.  It provides not only the best possible nutrition, but also protects… Read More


High Risk for making Bad Choices? There’s help!

Are you the parent, relative, or friend of someone who might be making high-risk choices?  There is help. District Health Department #10 offers a highly-effective program called Prime for Life® designed to help youth and young adults reduce or prevent high-risk choices that may lead to drug and alcohol use.  Prime For Life® is an evidence-based motivational prevention, intervention… Read More


Avoid Swimmer’s Itch

Who doesn’t love a good dip in the lake on a hot summer day?  Well, certain microscopic parasites seem to like it and are just looking for a host to latch on to.  If you’re hanging out in the shallow area of a lake, pond or ocean, you may become the host!  The Centers for… Read More


Don’t Let Ticks Make You Sick!

Michigan in the summer is the perfect place for outdoor fun and adventure. It is also becoming a haven for ticks that cause Lyme disease. In fact, cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Michigan. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia… Read More