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Breastfeeding is Best!

Breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. Breastfeeding is a low-cost way of feeding babies and contributes to poverty reduction. Breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, and ensures food security for babies, even in times of crises. Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby. Breastfeeding… Read More

Continuing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS – World AIDS Day 2018

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for the world to unite and continue fighting against HIV and AIDS.  It is a time to show support for those living with HIV or AIDS, and to remember those who have died.  The only way to know you have HIV is to get tested.  Call your… Read More

Prevent illness – Wash your hands!

One of the best ways to prevent illness is by washing your hands.  In just five simple steps, you can reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. WET – wet your hands with warm running water and apply liquid soap or use clean bar soap. LATHER – lather your hands by… Read More

It’s Flu Season

  The flu doesn’t take the holidays off.  This is the time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate, and often spread germs while doing it. FLU FACTS: The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death…. Read More

Health Insurance Open Enrollment – Now through December 15, 2018

The open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is only six weeks long. From Thursday, November 1, 2018 through Saturday, December 15, 2018, individuals can enroll in a plan for the 2019 coverage year. Those with current plans are encouraged to review plan details and costs to ensure that the existing plan is the… Read More