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National Birth Defect Prevention Month

Did you know? Every 4 ½ minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. About 120,000 babies (1 in 33) in the U.S. are born each year with birth defects. In Michigan, approximately 8,000 babies are born with birth defects every year. Birth defects are the leading cause of death… Read More

Protecting the Community’s Health in their Homes

Radon is a serious health risk facing tens of thousands of Americans and is associated with words like: That’s why the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. What in the world is Radon?  Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock…. Read More

Bringing Awareness to Cervical Health

Cervical Health. Most people would rather shy away from talking about it. But just as any other aspect of health, it is important! Without routine screenings, cervical cancer can go undetected. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. At any… Read More

COVID-19 Holiday Safety

With COVID-19 and the seasonal flu overlapping this year, it is so important to think about the health and safety of your loved ones during this holiday season. The holidays are traditionally a time for family and friends to gather, but with COVID-19 cases on the rise, the wisest choice is to stay home this… Read More

Continuing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS – World AIDS Day 2020

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for the world to unite and continue the fight against HIV and AIDS.  It is a time to inform the public of HIV services available to them, show support for those living with HIV or AIDS, and to remember those who have died.  The only way to… Read More

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

Health Insurance Open Enrollment – Now through December 15, 2020

The open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is only six weeks long. From Friday, November 1, 2020 through Sunday, December 15, 2020, individuals can enroll in a plan for the 2020 coverage year. Those with current plans are encouraged to review plan details and costs to ensure that the existing plan is the… Read More

Great American Smokeout®

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®.  Quitting smoking is hard and you don’t have to stop smoking in one day, simply start with day one.  This year, challenge yourself, or encourage someone you know, to use the day, November… Read More

Thankful November

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others” – Dalai Lama What can you be thankful for this November? It can be the littlest things in life that end up bringing us the most joy. November is the perfect month to take some time and reflect on the things you can… Read More

National Diabetes Month 2020

November is National Diabetes Month and this year the experts are focusing on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Did you know, adults living with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease and have a greater chance of a heart attack or stroke? Two times more likely, to be exact. Similarly, people with… Read More