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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

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 26 – May 3) by… 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 In 2018, there were 1,758,668 cases of Chlamydia, 583,405 cases of Gonorrhea and 115,045 cases of all stages of syphilis reported in the United States…. Read More

COVID-19 FAQs

What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that include: the common cold, SARS and MERS COVID-19 is the name of a new respiratory coronavirus that has been making people sick COVID-19 is different than the flu virus It only began circulating in humans in December of 2019 Why the concern? COVID-19 is… Read More

Benefits of the Flu Vaccine

Once again, it’s flu season. During the 2018-2019 flu season, approximately 49 percent of the US population chose to get a flu vaccine and this prevented an estimated: 4.4 million flu illnesses, more than the population Los Angles. 58,000 flu hospitalizations, about the number of students at Ohio State University. 3,500 flu deaths, equivalent to saving about… 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

March is National Nutrition Month®

Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. March is National Nutrition Month® and District… Read More

Go Red for Women Month

February is Go Red for Women Month, the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Go Red for Women Month isn’t just about wearing red to show support for women or sharing heart health facts, it’s about women standing together and taking charge of their own heart health as… Read More

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

  Children’s Dental Health Month brings up the many things parents and caregivers need to know about caring for kid’s teeth. From accidents to preventing cavities, learn how to maintain a healthy smile. Reduce your children’s risk of tooth decay: Limit between-meal snacks. If kids crave a snack, offer them nutritious foods. If your kids… Read More

#CondomMonth

Condomology? Say What? Condomology is an initiative by the American Sexual Health Association to ensure that the facts about condoms are available and understood by all, so people can make informed choices about their sexual health. There’s lots to know about condom use (and this is only one of the many methods of birth control). Good… Read More