Live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys, can carry harmful germs called Salmonella. After you touch a chick, duckling, or other baby bird, or anything in the area where they live and roam, WASH YOUR HANDS so you don't get sick! For more information click here to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website or click on the title to download a handout.
It’s important to handle fresh eggs properly. Fresh eggs must be handled carefully to avoid the possibility of foodborne illness, often called "food poisoning." The most effective way to prevent egg-related illness is by knowing how to buy, store, handle and cook eggs or foods that contain them safely. For more information click on the title to view the Food Safety.gov web site which provides handling tips to help protect your family.
March is designated National Kidney Month to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of kidney disease.Take steps to help keep your kidneys healthy. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
The Girls Are Great program is an educational conference that provides information and discussion on easing the transition from childhood to pre-adolescence. The program is available for girls ages 9-12 and their mother or adult female guardian. This year ;"Girls are Great" will also feature the Teen Girls Conference. This conference is designed for teen girls ages 13-16 and their mother or adult female guardian. The Teen Girls Conference encourages healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable adolescent girls to develop to their full potential. One of the greatest aspects of the Girls are Great and the Teen Girls Conference is that both programs encourage open lines of communication between mothers and daughters. Click on the title to download the program registration form or contact the Health Department through the Health Education Division at 910-893-7550 for more information.
Norovirus outbreaks occur throughout the year. But, over 80% of the outbreaks occur from November to April. Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. These symptoms can be serious for some people, especially young children and older adults. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or click here to view Preventing Norovirus Infection.
March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re aged 50 to 75, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. Screening tests help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed. Screening also finds this cancer early, when treatment can be most effective. For more information click on the title or click here to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site.
Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography screenings will be held on March 25, 2015. Pre-registration is required. See the Downloads Box below for an application or call 910-814-6197 for more information.
The ECU clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Services: Comprehensive General Dentistry, Children’s Dentistry, Oral Surgery – Extractions, Root Canals, Sealants and Tooth Colored Fillings, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures and Partial Dentures, Implant Services, Periodontal Services and Cleanings, Cosmetic Tooth Whitening. Digital Radiography, and 3-D/Cone Beam Imaging. For more information click on the title to view the web site or call 910-814-4191, the facility is located at 80 Autumn Fern Trail in Lillington.
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