October 2020 - District Health Department 10
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Protect yourself from the flu!

The 2020-2021 flu season is already underway and one of the most important things a person can do to protect themselves and others from the Influenza (flu) this season is to receive the flu vaccine. In the midst of COVID-19, individuals and families are urged to get vaccinated as it is likely that the flu… Read More

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception.  It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about breast cancer risks, the importance of screenings, and options for treatment. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women… Read More

Safe Sleep for Babies

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and to recognize this important observance,  DHD#10 is reminding parents and caregivers of techniques that can help to substantially reduce the infant death rate in Michigan. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is Michigan’s leading cause of preventable infant death. Michigan currently ranks 37th among states for overall… Read More

Healthy Literacy Month

What is health literacy According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Literacy is the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Health literacy is important for everyone because, at some point in our lives, we… Read More