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Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Back to School… Already?

The back to school checklist may start to feel overwhelming this time of year; school supplies, immunizations, physicals, and more! DHD#10 is here to ease your mind on a few things regarding your family’s wellness. Preventing Head Lice Head lice (pediculosis) are parasitic insects found on people’s heads. They do not pose a significant health… Read More

The Importance of Immunizations

One of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health is getting their child vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule. Whether parents have a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or… Read More

Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life

When we think about World Breastfeeding Week, it’s easy to think big- thinking about moms in Europe or Africa. Breastfeeding: it’s one of the most natural and intimate of ALL human interactions. But the reality is (here and everywhere), just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s easy. Breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health… Read More

It’s Summertime… Which Means Local Produce

In Michigan, we are lucky to be surrounded by lots of local produce during summer months. Here are a few tips to help make sure you have plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.   Visit a local farmers market. Find out what is in season Find the date and time of a farmers… Read More

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

What is HPV? HPV stands for human papilloma virus. HPVs are a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in the group is given a number, and is called an HPV type (for instance, HPV-16). HPVs are called papillomaviruses because some of the HPV types cause warts or papillomas, which are non-cancerous… Read More

Bugs, Bats, and Bacteria

Michigan summers are full of sun and fun, but also a few extra critters and crawlers. Ticks According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, sometimes referred to as deer ticks. Typical… Read More