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Bringing Awareness to Cervical Health

Cervical Health. Most people would rather shy away from talking about it. But just as any other aspect of health, it is important! Without routine screenings, cervical cancer can go undetected. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. At any… Read More

Protecting the Community’s Health in their Homes

Radon is a serious health risk facing tens of thousands of Americans and is associated with words like: That’s why the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. What in the world is Radon?  Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock…. Read More

National Birth Defect Prevention Month

Did you know? Every 4 ½ minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. About 120,000 babies (1 in 33) in the U.S. are born each year with birth defects. In Michigan, approximately 8,000 babies are born with birth defects every year. Birth defects are the leading cause of death… Read More

Continuing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS – World AIDS Day 2019

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for the world to unite and continue the fight against HIV and AIDS.  It is a time to inform the public of HIV services available to them, show support for those living with HIV or AIDS, and to remember those who have died.  The only way to… Read More

It’s not too late! Protect yourself from the flu.

The 2019-2020 flu season is already underway and positively confirmed flu cases are on the rise. As part of National Influenza (flu) Vaccination Week, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is reminding families that it’s not too late to get the flu vaccine. FACTS: What is the flu? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that… Read More