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Back to School… Already?

It’s almost that time again… back to school. A time where parents rejoice at the thought of sending their kids back to school and teachers dream of receiving them with open arms. DHD#10 is here to remind parents and teachers that during this transition time, it is crucial to be on the look out for… Read More

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

September is Newborn Screening (NBS) Awareness Month! Newborn screening is a public health service done by all states to identify conditions not noticeable at the time of birth, but that may cause serious disability or even death if not treated quickly. Each year, millions of babies in the U.S. are routinely screened for over 30… Read More

Sexual Health Awareness Month

The American Health Association defines sexual health as the ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality throughout our lives. It is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality, according to the World Health Organization, not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual Health requires a positive and… Read More

Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month

Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, District Health Department #10 is proud to participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you: Lower your risk for heart… Read More

College Freshmen Should Get Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine

Do you have a young adult heading off to college in the fall?  Now is a good time for students to get a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.  Living in close quarters and where large groups tend to gather, like dormitories, increases the risk of getting meningococcal disease or meningitis.  It can spread from person to… Read More

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month!

August is National Immunization Month, a time to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.  With school quickly approaching, it’s time to check immunizations records to see if your kids are up to date. In Michigan, before a child can attend kindergarten, seventh grade, childcare, or enroll in a new school district, parents or… Read More

Summer Bug and Animal Safety

It’s bug season in Michigan!  Unfortunately, bugs like mosquitoes and ticks as well as animals and bacteria can spread diseases that most often can be prevented. Ticks According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of… Read More

World Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1-7. Also, Governor Whitmer has officially named August 25-31 Black Breastfeeding Week.  These two weeks offer the perfect time to recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for your baby, your health, your environment, and your wallet. Your Baby The World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action… Read More

July is Group B Strep International Awareness Month

Oh, baby! July is Group B Strep International Awareness Month. A month used to promote the awareness and prevention of group B strep disease in babies during pregnancy through infancy. Group B Streptococcus (GBS), or Streptococcus agalactiae, is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the digestive and lower reproductive tracts of men… Read More

Don’t Let Ticks Make You Sick!

Michigan in the summer is the perfect place for outdoor fun and adventure. It is also becoming a haven for ticks that cause Lyme disease. In fact, cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Michigan. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia… Read More