Even as a teenager is it important to take steps to be healthy. Feed your growing body by making better food choices today as a teen and as you continue to grow into your twenties. By following a few of these tips, teen boys can grow into healthy men. Tips for Teen Guys: Strengthen your muscles : Work on strengthening and aerobic activities. Work out at least 10 minutes at a time to see a better you. Get over the idea of magic foods: There are no magic foods to eat for good health. Teen guys need to eat foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, protein foods, and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Keep water handy: Water is a better option than many other drink choices. Skip soda, fruit drinks, and energy and sports drinks. They are sugar-sweetened and have few nutrients. Always hungry? Whole grains that provide fiber can give you a feeling of fullness and provide key nutrients. Also, choose vegetables and fruits when you need to “fill-up.” For more tips click on the title or here to view 10 Tips: Choose the Foods You Need to Grow.
Men’s Health Month is celebrated in June each year. This month is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier. Men can be safer, stronger, and healthier by taking daily steps and getting care when needed. Take charge of your eating habits by choosing the types and amounts of foods you need. One of the most important aspects of your lifestyle is what you put on your plate. Good nutrition is critical for good health. Eating well not only gives your body the nutrients it needs. It also helps keep weight under control. Make your food choices a priority and be physically active so you can be the healthy man you want to be. For more information click on the title, to view in Spanish click here .
When you breastfeed, you give your baby a healthy start that lasts a lifetime. Breastmilk is the perfect food for your baby. Breastfeeding saves lives, money, and time. Join us for a Breastfeeding Health Fair learn about Breastfeeding and the local resources available for you and your baby, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 11:00-1:00pm at the Government Complex, Commons Area located (beside the Health Department). All mother’s-to-be, dads, and those breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding are encouraged to attend. To register for the “Breastfeeding Health Fair” call the Health Department at 910-814-6298. For more information please call the WIC Office at 910-893-7570 or click on the title. This is a free community health and education event.
The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year. Hurricanes don’t only affect people living along the coast. They can still cause damage even if you live hundreds of miles from the shore. Make sure you and your family are prepared. Learn more about hurricanes and other tropical storms so you can be prepared to keep your family safe. For more information log click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
As you venture overseas for summer vacation, there are health and safety risks you should be aware of. No matter where you go—majestic mountains, secluded beaches, or bustling cities—kick off your travel adventure by getting prepared with CDC Travelers' Health. Click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) web site.
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 June 21, and July 20, 2018. *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. Pre-registration is required.
The Health Department has a new Patient Portal. A Patient Portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, you can view your health information. The Patient Portal is secure and HIPAA compliant. To activate your Patient Portal, on your next visit provide us with your personal email address that you would like to use for your account, and we will provide instructions, on how to activate your Patient Portal account, it’s free, quick, and easy! For more information click on the title or call our office at 910-893-7550.
Become a fan of the Health Department by visiting our Facebook Page! We update our page with upcoming events and programs, photos, health news and more. This is also a great way to interact with us. Click on the title to visit our page.