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Food Safety Month

Let’s face it…most of us love to eat, but no one wants to get sick from it.  There is always a risk of getting a foodborne illness whether you’re eating at home or in a restaurant. What foods are most associated with foodborne illness? Raw or undercooked foods such as raw or rare meat and… Read More

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

As national healthcare costs increase, many employers are looking to reduce healthcare costs and increase their bottom-line. In many instances, healthcare costs are linked to chronic disease and obesity related diseases. Nationwide, obesity related healthcare claims account for $147 billion (and rising) dollars of our healthcare costs. This amount does not include the amount of dollars… Read More

Get Vaccinated. Stop Measles.

Get the facts: Did you know 626 cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states between January 1 and April 19 in 2019? The states that have reported cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and… Read More

Test Your Drinking Water

Did you know, in Michigan, the Safe Drinking Water Act does not regulate private wells that serve less than 25 people? This means that it is up to the private well owner to make sure the drinking water is safe. Clean drinking water is essential to our health. However, water can become contaminated with bacteria… Read More

April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STI cases in the U.S. every year The medical costs for these new cases are $16 billion Adding the new cases each year with existing infection, there are an estimated 110 million total STIs among Americans Get Tested Sexually transmitted… Read More

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 27 – May 4) by learning… Read More

Protect Your Community. Get Vaccinated.

Get the facts: Did you know 314 cases of measles have been confirmed in 12 states between January 1 and March 21 in 2019? The states that have reported cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,… Read More

Celebrate National Public Health Week!

District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) staff work every day to ensure our communities are safe and healthy. From safe drinking water to immunizations, to healthy babies and breastfeeding, to physical activity and sexual health, and more- we are public health, and we are here to help you live your best life. Follow @DHD#10 on Facebook… Read More

Get Vaccinated. Stop Measles.

Get the facts: Did you know 228 cases of measles have been confirmed in 12 states between January 1 and March 7 in 2019? The states that have reported cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and… 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