The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season but using "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 title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
As March approaches, many spring breakers will be looking forward to sunny destinations and a long week of relaxation. Some may travel to tropical hot spots, like islands in the Caribbean. Not all spring break destinations are created equal: Some have specific health risks that you should be aware of. Many popular spring break destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Pacific Islands, and Mexico still have a risk of Zika. Before you go…Find out about vaccines needed and any other health concerns at your destination. Wherever your travels take you this spring break, stay healthy and safe with these tips from CDC Travelers’ Health.
Join us on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:30am-1:00pm as we celebrate 30 year of Girls Are Great! Bring your mom or guardian to a session that will provide information on the physical and emotional changes that take place with girls during puberty. Teens will get answers and information about topics including teen health, healthy dating/relationships, and more! The event will be located at the Harnett Health Sciences Center at 51 Red Mulberry Way in Lillington (behind Central Harnett Hospital). The fee is $7 per person. Registration deadline is April 6, 2018. Register online click here or click on the title to download a registration form. Registrations are being accepted at the Health Department** Girls are Great-Graduates, if you attended “Girls Are Great” anytime from 1988 to 2008, we want you to celebrate with us! Please call 910-814-6195 to register as a graduate and come enjoy GAG Birthday cake as we celebrate our 30th year!
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 March 1st and March 15, 2018 . 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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