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#CondomMonth

Condomology? Say What? Condomology is an initiative by the American Sexual Health Association to ensure that the facts about condoms are available and understood by all, so people can make informed choices about their sexual health. There’s lots to know about condom use (and this is only one of the many methods of birth control). Good… Read More

Is Your Heart Healthy?

February is American Heart Month! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and… Read More

Monitoring your Blood Pressure

What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Learn more about high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases your risk for dangerous health conditions: First heart attack: About 7 of every 10… Read More

Providing for Your Family? WIC Can Help!

Are you struggling to put food on the table to feed your family? WIC may be able to help! WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and is a nutritional food program that helps participants eat well and stay healthy.  It’s not just for women, however!  Adoptive parents, fathers, grandparents, other family members, foster parents… Read More

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  District Health Department #10 offers a Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program as well as the HPV vaccine.  Call your local office today for more information and to schedule an appointment. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), cervical cancer is a disease that affects approximate 13,000 women… Read More