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Protect yourself from the flu!

The 2020-2021 flu season is already underway and one of the most important things a person can do to protect themselves and others from the Influenza (flu) this season is to receive the flu vaccine. In the midst of COVID-19, individuals and families are urged to get vaccinated as it is likely that the flu… Read More

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception.  It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about breast cancer risks, the importance of screenings, and options for treatment. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women… Read More

Safe Sleep for Babies

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and to recognize this important observance,  DHD#10 is reminding parents and caregivers of techniques that can help to substantially reduce the infant death rate in Michigan. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is Michigan’s leading cause of preventable infant death. Michigan currently ranks 37th among states for overall… Read More

Healthy Literacy Month

What is health literacy According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Literacy is the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Health literacy is important for everyone because, at some point in our lives, we… Read More

September 30th: Women’s Health & Fitness Day

September 30th marks National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, a day highlighting the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness among women.  Now is the perfect time to encourage the women in your life to take care of themselves by eating right, exercising and seeking regular medical care so they may live long and… Read More

World Heart Day: September 29, 2020

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet and during the pandemic, there is even more of a threat for individuals with this condition to develop severe forms of COVID-19. No one knows what the future of the COVID-19 pandemic will look like, but we do know that taking care… Read More

September is Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month is recognized as a time to celebrate life and the positive aspects of growing older. As we age, we become aware that our physical and mental health, as well as dietary and social needs, change over time. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve lost control.  You can take charge of your well-being, by… Read More

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Did you know, that one in every five children in the United States is living with obesity? That’s why it is so important for people to learn more about this serious childhood health condition and how to support children on their way to good health. Childhood obesity is a major public health problem in the… Read More

National Preparedness Month: September 2020

If nothing else, COVID-19 has taught us to expect the unexpected. Disasters and emergency situations can happen to anyone at any time and they don’t wait for us to feel prepared. It’s important to ensure safety and protect your loved ones by preparing for disasters and emergencies throughout the year. This September, take the time… Read More

Summer Sun Safety Month

Too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can have damaging effects on the skin. What is Ultraviolet Radiation? Radiation is the emission (sending out) of energy from any source and ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. How are people exposed to UV radiation? Sunlight is the main source of UV radiation, however there… Read More