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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

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

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

COVID-19 Holiday Safety

With COVID-19 and the seasonal flu overlapping this year, it is so important to think about the health and safety of your loved ones during this holiday season. The holidays are traditionally a time for family and friends to gather, but with COVID-19 cases on the rise, the wisest choice is to stay home this… Read More

Continuing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS – World AIDS Day 2020

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