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Back to School… Already?

It’s almost that time again… back to school. A time where parents rejoice at the thought of sending their kids back to school and teachers dream of receiving them with open arms. DHD#10 is here to remind parents and teachers that during this transition time, it is crucial to be on the look out for… 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

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

Summer Bug and Animal Safety

It’s bug season in Michigan!  Unfortunately, bugs like mosquitoes and ticks as well as animals and bacteria can spread diseases that most often can be prevented. 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… Read More

World Breastfeeding Week – August 1-7, 2019

August is National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1-7. 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… Read More

July is Group B Strep International Awareness Month

Oh, baby! July is Group B Strep International Awareness Month. A month used to promote the awareness and prevention of group B strep disease in babies during pregnancy through infancy. Group B Streptococcus (GBS), or Streptococcus agalactiae, is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the digestive and lower reproductive tracts of men… 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

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

World Hepatitis Day!

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), WHD unites patient organizations,… Read More

Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites!

Who knew a little flying bug could cause so many health problems!  It’s more important than ever to protect yourself against mosquito bites to prevent the spread of viruses like Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, and West Nile. So what should you do? Quick Links Michigan Mosquito Control Association Michigan.gov – Emerging Diseases CDC – Mosquito-Borne Diseases… Read More