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Monthly Archives: May 2018

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Get Tested. Know Your Status.

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day! Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in eight people don’t know they have it. Nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. HIV testing can be the answer to prevention and care. • People who test negative have… Read More

Men’s Health Clinics

Men’s Health Month Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys? June is Men’s Health Month–spread the word and make sure every loved male in your life is living well. District Health Department #10 is here to ensure men have… Read More

Kids are Home for the Summer: Be Sure the House is Safe

It’s Safe Homes = Safe Families Month Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. But most child injuries can be prevented.  Parents and caregivers can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries. THINGS TO CONSIDER INSIDE & OUTSIDE YOUR HOME: This list is not exhaustive. Please see… Read More

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

As national healthcare costs increase, many employers are looking to reduce healthcare costs and increase their bottom-line. In many instances, healthcare costs are linked to chronic disease and obesity related diseases. Nationwide, obesity related healthcare claims account for $147 billion (and rising) dollars of our healthcare costs. This amount does not include the amount of dollars… Read More

Food Safety Month

Let’s face it…most of us love to eat, but no one wants to get sick from it.  There is always a risk of getting a foodborne illness whether you’re eating at home or in a restaurant. What foods are most associated with foodborne illness? Raw or undercooked foods such as raw or rare meat and… Read More

National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week (May 13-19)

Alcohol, Drugs and Childbirth do not go together. Yet, in the U.S., 20% (about 1 million) of pregnant women smoke cigarettes; another 18% (about 750,000) drink alcohol during pregnancy; and another 6% (225,000) use an illicit drug at least once while carrying a child to term.  Starting each year on Mother’s Day, Alcohol- and Other… Read More

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.  Here are just a few national statistics to get you thinking: There were 22.3 teen births for every 1000 females ages 15-19 in 2015. The teen birth rate is at a historic low, but the United States still has one of the highest rates in the industrialized world…. Read More