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National Infant Immunization Week

  Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world, putting them at serious risk of potentially fatal diseases. Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week (April 26 – May 3) by… Read More

April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STD cases in the U.S. every year The medical costs for these new cases are $16 billion In 2018, there were 1,758,668 cases of Chlamydia, 583,405 cases of Gonorrhea and 115,045 cases of all stages of syphilis reported in the United States…. Read More

Benefits of the Flu Vaccine

Once again, it’s flu season. During the 2018-2019 flu season, approximately 49 percent of the US population chose to get a flu vaccine and this prevented an estimated: 4.4 million flu illnesses, more than the population Los Angles. 58,000 flu hospitalizations, about the number of students at Ohio State University. 3,500 flu deaths, equivalent to saving about… Read More

Colorectal Cancer is Highly Preventable

During month of March, DHD#10 shares with men and women aged 50 years and older the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Colorectal cancer remains the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women. Early detection is key to discovering cancer before a person experiences any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings… Read More

March is National Nutrition Month®

Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. March is National Nutrition Month® and District… Read More