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It’s National Immunization Awareness Month!

August is National Immunization Month, a time to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.  With school quickly approaching, it’s time to check immunizations records to see if your kids are up to date. In Michigan, before a child can attend kindergarten, seventh grade, childcare, or enroll in a new school district, parents or… Read More

Summer Bug and Animal Safety

It’s bug season in Michigan!  Unfortunately, bugs like mosquitoes and ticks as well as animals and bacteria can spread diseases that most often can be prevented. Ticks According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of… Read More

World Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1-7. Also, Governor Whitmer has officially named August 25-31 Black Breastfeeding Week.  These two weeks offer the perfect time to recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for your baby, your health, your environment, and your wallet. Your Baby The World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action… Read More

July is Group B Strep International Awareness Month

Oh, baby! July is Group B Strep International Awareness Month. A month used to promote the awareness and prevention of group B strep disease in babies during pregnancy through infancy. Group B Streptococcus (GBS), or Streptococcus agalactiae, is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the digestive and lower reproductive tracts of men… Read More

Don’t Let Ticks Make You Sick!

Michigan in the summer is the perfect place for outdoor fun and adventure. It is also becoming a haven for ticks that cause Lyme disease. In fact, cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Michigan. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia… Read More