NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH IS A LIFELONG JOURNEY, STARTING AT INFANCY

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH IS A LIFELONG JOURNEY, STARTING AT INFANCY

Breastfeeding is the Best Possible Start for a Child

In the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Special Supplemental Nutrition Program), nutrition begins first and foremost during a future mom’s pregnancy.
HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES GET HELP THROUGH "BETTER BIRTH OUTCOMES"

HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES GET HELP THROUGH "BETTER BIRTH OUTCOMES"

Risk Factors Could Include Age, Weight, Illness, Domestic Situation, Others

The first step is for these expectant mothers to know that the Better Birth Outcomes program is available to them.

MARCH IS NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Screening Very Important for Those 50 and Older

With March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Health Department is reminding everyone that a screening test is used to look for diseases when a person does not have current symptoms.
WORLD TB DAY REMINDS US: TUBERCULOSIS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE

WORLD TB DAY REMINDS US: TUBERCULOSIS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE

A Permanent Vaccine Continues to be Unlikely

YES, TB still exists; and NO, there is no permanent vaccine for it in the USA.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOLDS EVENT FOR DIABETES ALERT DAY

HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOLDS EVENT FOR DIABETES ALERT DAY

March 28 is Diabetes Alert Day

The Will County Health Department will hold a Diabetes Alert Day education event on March 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at the Will County Community Health Center (1106 Neal Avenue, Joliet, IL 60433).

CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Business Pulse: Opioid Overdose Epidemic, launched today by the CDC Foundation, explores how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to protect individuals from the widespread opioid overdose epidemic.

CDC identifies potential risk of Zika virus transmission since June 15, 2016, CDC identifies potential risk of Zika virus transmission since June 15, 2016, in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach count

CDC has identified a potential risk of Zika virus transmission starting on June, 15, 2016, to present in Miami-Dade County, Florida, that also could affect risk for residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties.

CDC Telebriefing: Zika update - Media Advisory

CDC and FDA provide an update on potential increased risk of Zika virus in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.

CDC updates Zika travel guidance for pregnant women to not travel to any area with Zika risk - Media Statement

CDC has updated its Zika travel guidance and now recommends that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection, including areas where the virus has been newly introduced or reintroduced and local mosquito-borne transmission is ongoing; areas where the virus was present before 2015 (endemic) and there is no evidence transmission has stopped; and areas where the virus is likely to be circulating but has not been documented.
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