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National Infant Immunization Week!

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 21-28, 2018. Each year, NIIW highlights immunization achievements and the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that routine immunization … Continue reading

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Drinking too much alcohol can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use leads to close to 100,000 death in the U.S. each year. Excessive use has immediate effects that increase the risk of many harmful health conditions and over time, excessive … Continue reading

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During National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Go Further with Food” by preparing meals in advance to enjoy throughout the week. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated.  Planning ahead and … Continue reading

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February is American Heart Month!

In celebration of American Heart Month this February, the Forest County Health Department, in collaboration with community partners is offering activities to increase awareness of high blood pressure, which is often times referred to as the “silent killer.” Normal blood … Continue reading

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Prevent and Protect Against Seasonal Influenza (the Flu): Stay Home When Sick!

The Forest County Health Department is reminding people that they can take steps now to stop the spread of influenza, and one of the biggest steps they can take is Stay Home When Sick! Influenza activity has been increasing across … Continue reading

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