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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

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

National Diabetes Month 2019

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

Health Insurance Open Enrollment – Now through December 15, 2019

The open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is only six weeks long. From Friday, November 1, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019, individuals can enroll in a plan for the 2019 coverage year. Those with current plans are encouraged to review plan details and costs to ensure that the existing plan is the… Read More

Hepatitis A

In recent news, our very own Kalkaska County has seen a Hepatitis A outbreak affecting its community. Since August 1, 2016, Michigan has seen a sharp increase in cases of Hepatitis A.  As of September 11, 2019, there were 920 cases, 738 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths associated to the Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan.  To… Read More

Project Fresh

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is known in Michigan as Project FRESH and administrated by the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program. WIC Project FRESH helps to provide healthy and nutritious produce to Michigan WIC participants, while fostering economic development by promoting our state’s diverse agricultural products. The program provides low-income, nutritionally-at-risk WIC participants… 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 21-25, 2019!  The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness on major public health issues and promote a better understanding of the role of health education. The theme for this year is Elevating… Read More

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