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Family Health & Fitness Day

What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than by spending some time in the great outdoors? Our local parks and recreation organizations play such an important role in the wellness of community members, especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recognizes the second Saturday in… Read More

Don’t Let Ticks Make You Sick!

Michigan in the spring and summer is the perfect place for outdoor fun and adventure; however, it is also a haven for ticks that can cause Lyme disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged… Read More

Looking to Reopening

Michiganders have been anxiously anticipating the reopening of Michigan so they may resume their normal lives. Recently, Governor Whitmer announced her MI Safe Start Plan. This plan includes six phases to re-engaging Michigan’s economy: Uncontrolled Growth, Persistent Spread, Flattening, Improving, Containing and Post-Pandemic. Currently, Michigan is in phase three, the Flattening. In this stage, Governor… Read More

Men’s Health Month

June 1 Kicks Off Men’s Health Month Father’s Day is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to encourage the men in your life to take care of themselves. The month of June is National Men’s Health Month and DHD#10 urges all boys and men to stay healthy by eating right, exercising and seeking regular… 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 1 in 8 people don’t know they have it. That means nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. HIV testing is… Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month

This May is Mental Health Month. Mental health is an integral component to overall health and well-being. Everyone faces challenges in life that can have an impact on their mental health. In fact, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. The good news is mental illnesses are common and treatable… Read More

National Nurses Month 2020

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month!  National Nurses Month is a means to support and recognize nurses who work with courage and compassion under extremely challenging circumstances. The theme for this year is Nurses Make a Difference and will be celebrated the entire month… Read More

Hand Hygiene: Clean Hands Count

Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Cleaning your hands is the single most important way to protect yourself and your family from getting sick and spreading illness to others. It can prevent the spread pf germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics are are becoming difficult, if not impossible,… Read More

COVID-19 FAQs

What is COVID-19? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.  Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect… Read More

Stress and Coping during COVID-19

The outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. For more information on stress and coping visit the Centers for… Read More