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Monthly Archives: June 2021

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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

UV Safety Awareness Month

Too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can have damaging effects on the skin, eyes, and immune system. What is Ultraviolet Radiation? Radiation is the emission (sending out) of energy from any source and ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. How are people exposed to UV radiation? Sunlight is the main source of… 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

Stop Hepatitis A

During the summer months when people are out and about more frequently and attending events like carnivals and festivals, it is important to remember to wash your hands and take other sanitary and necessary precautions to prevent Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a serious, highly contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV)…. Read More

National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved! Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 people don’t know they have it. That means nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. HIV testing is… Read More

Don’t Let Ticks Make You Sick!

Michigan in the spring and summer is the perfect place for outdoor fun and adventure; however, it is also a haven for ticks that can cause Lyme disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged… Read More

Men’s Health Month

June 1 Kicks Off Men’s Health Month Father’s Day is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to encourage the men in your life to take care of themselves. The month of June is National Men’s Health Month and DHD#10 urges all boys and men to stay healthy by eating right, exercising and seeking regular… Read More

Family Health & Fitness Day

What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than by spending some time in the great outdoors? Our local parks and recreation organizations play such an important role in the wellness of community members, especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recognizes the second Saturday in… Read More