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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 Diseases Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STD 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

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

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

Is Your Heart Healthy?

February is American Heart Month! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and… Read More

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