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Health Insurance Open Enrollment – Now through December 15, 2018

The open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is only six weeks long. From Thursday, November 1, 2018 through Saturday, December 15, 2018, individuals can enroll in a plan for the 2019 coverage year. Those with current plans are encouraged to review plan details and costs to ensure that the existing plan is the… Read More

Great American Smokeout®

  Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®.  Quitting smoking is hard and you don’t have to stop smoking in one day, simply start with day one.  This year, challenge yourself, or encourage someone you know, to use the day,… Read More

Diabetes – Everyday Reality

What does it truly mean to live with diabetes.  For some, it is an everyday reality.  Tracey Brown, American Diabetes Association’s CEO, was diagnosed with gestational diabetes 14 years ago, and then later with type 2 diabetes. While the everyday of diabetes can seem overwhelming, there are things everyone can do to improve the lives… Read More

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

When nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke, it is called involuntary smoking or passive smoking. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke absorb nicotine and other compounds just as smokers do. The greater the exposure to secondhand smoke, the greater the level of these harmful compounds in your body. The 2006 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, “The Health… Read More

Project Fresh

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is known in Michigan as Project FRESH and administrated by the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program. WIC Project FRESH helps to provide healthy and nutritious produce to Michigan WIC participants, while fostering economic development by promoting our state’s diverse agricultural products. The program provides low-income, nutritionally-at-risk WIC participants… Read More

National Health Education Week

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in celebrating National Health Education Week  – October 15-19, 2018!  The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness on major public health issues and promote a better understanding of the role of health education. Health education specialists offer knowledge, skills, and… Read More

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 21 through 27. 2018 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.  The theme for this year’s campaign is “Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future” with the goal of raising awareness to reduce childhood exposure to lead. Preventing exposure to lead is crucial to a lifetime of good health for children.  At this time, no safe blood levels have… Read More

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception.  It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the importance of screening, and options for treatment. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers this information regarding breast cancer in Michigan: Quick Links DHD#10… Read More

Sexual Health Awareness Month

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual… Read More

Do Your Part, Get Septic Smart

  On Monday, September 17, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week (September 18th-22nd) to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States… Read More