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Stay Sanitized at the County Fair!

The rides. The animals. The games. The cotton candy and elephant ears.  It’s county fair season and people are coming out in droves to partake in the summer festivities.  It is also a time to be cautious of germs and foodborne illnesses that can make us sick. The animal exhibits are a big attraction for… Read More

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month!

August is National Immunization Month, a time to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.  With school quickly approaching, it’s time to check immunizations records to see if your kids are up to date. In Michigan, before a child can attend kindergarten, seventh grade, childcare, or enroll in a new school district, parents or… Read More

College Freshmen Should Get Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine

Do you have a young adult heading off to college in the fall?  Now is a good time for students to get a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.  Living in close quarters and where large groups tend to gather, like dormitories, increases the risk of getting meningococcal disease or meningitis.  It can spread from person to… Read More

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