The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. For more information click on the link to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or call our office at 910-893-7550.
Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs. Learn more about when and how to wash your hands, click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
Healthy Harnett will be providing a Medicine safety session on Tuesday,March 19, 2019 at the Henley Roberts Senior Center located at 275 Irene Roberts Rd in Lillington from 10:30-11:30 am. Seniors are encouraged to bring prescription and over-the-counter medications to the session to receive a free medication review. The Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences staff and students will provide the medication reviews. This program is free and open to the public. For more information click on the title to view the program flyer or call the Division on Aging, Debby Vaughn at 910-814-60.
Did you know that medications are the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths among children? While these drugs play a key role in treating many health conditions and diseases, they can also cause harm if the wrong person finds them. Help protect your family and community by bringing any old or unwanted drugs to Operation Medicine Drop on March 20, 2019 at the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office from 1:00pm until 6:00pm. Just by emptying your medicine cabinet the right way, you could be the reason someone’s life is saved! For more information click on the title to view the event flyer.
Did you know that buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts can significantly reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries by up to 80%? Although motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of unintentional death among children in the United States, these fatalities can be prevented. Have your car seat checked free of charge by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician at one of Harnett County’s Permanent Checking Stations. The technician will educate you on the proper child restraint, help you install your car seat, and give you useful resources to take home and learn more. Call to schedule your appointment today!
Join us at the “Eating for Two: Nutrition and Pregnancy” on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 from 11:00am-12:00pm at the Health Department located in the Government Complex, Commons Area at 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. in Lillington. This session will provide demonstrations on how to prepare low-cost, quick, easy, and healthy meal options for mothers-to-be. Taste food samples, receive information, and get tips on how to make simple and delicious meals. Along with exhibits, a drawing for door prizes will be held. To register call 910-814-6298. This is a free community health event, the registration deadline is March 20, 2019. For more information click on the title to view the program flyer.
High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Join us for a free informative session on how to control high cholesterol. To register call 910-814-6298. The registration deadline is Friday, April 26th. The program will take place at the Governmental Complex Commons Area located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. For more information, click here.
Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. When breast cancer is found early, chances of survival are higher. A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast and is the most effective way to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides access to mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. Screenings will be held on April 26, 2019. Pre-registration is required. For women who are uninsured and need a mammogram, funding assistance is available for those who meet specific criteria. For an application see the Downloads Box or call our office at 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.
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