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Prevent Rabies!

It’s that time of year again where people and pets spend a lot of time outdoors.  It’s also a good time to prevent rabies. HERE’S THE FACTS: Rabies is found in the saliva and nervous system of an infected animal. The virus is spread from animal to animal, or animal to person by a bite, scratch, or… Read More

Keep Your Kids Safe!

It’s Safe Homes = Safe Families Month Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. But most child injuries can be prevented.  Parents and caregivers can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries. FACTS: Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children ages 1-14 in Michigan…. Read More

Don’t Get Bugged!

It’s bug season in Michigan!  Unfortunately bugs, like mosquitoes, ticks, and some flies, can spread diseases that often can be prevented.  Reduce your risk of getting bug bites with these tips from the CDC: Use Insect Repellent Use EPA-registered insect repellents that contain at least 20% DEET (products include Cutter Backwoods and Off! Deep Woods) for protection against… Read More

Get Vaccinated. Stop Measles.

Get the facts: Did you know 940 cases of measles have been confirmed in 26 states between January 1 and May 24 in 2019? The states that have reported cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri,… Read More

National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved! Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in eight people don’t know they have it. Nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. HIV testing is the gateway… Read More