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Make Handwashing a Healthy Habit

If there was a way to help prevent illness wouldn’t you want to know about it? Well, there is! One of the best ways to prevent illness is simply 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… 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

National Health Education Week

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in celebrating National Health Education Week  – October 18-22, 2021!  The focus of this celebration is on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education. The theme for this year is… Read More

Safe Sleep for Babies

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and to recognize this important observance, DHD#10 reminds 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 infant… Read More

National Preparedness Month: September 2021

  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… Read More

World Heart Day: September 29, 2021

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

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

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 Immunization Awareness Month & the Importance of Immunizations

One of the most important things a person can do to protect themselves and others from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, is checking their vaccination record and vaccinating according to the recommended immunization schedule. Outlined below are the recommended immunizations by age group. Baby Immunizations (Birth-3 years old): Babies are born… Read More

World Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1-7. Your Baby The World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action (WABA) explains that breastfeeding promotes the growth and development of children.  It provides not only the best possible nutrition, but also protects children against diseases and assures their care. Exclusive breastfeeding without other foods or… Read More