Healthy Harnett will sponsor a medicine safety session on March 6, 2017 at the Henley Roberts Senior Center located at 275 Irene Roberts Road, in Lillington from 10:00am-11:30am. To promote medicine safety among Harnett County seniors are encouraged to gather up all their prescription and over the counter medicines and bring them 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. For more information click on the title to view the program flyer or call 910-814- 6072 or 910-893-7550.
In recognition of National Nutrition Month, the Harnett County Department of Public Health and Harnett County Cooperative Extension are sponsoring “Healthy Cooking on a Budget.” “Healthy Cooking on a Budget” is a free educational program that focuses on how to prepare low cost and healthy meals. Participants will be given the opportunity to sample healthy meal options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The program will be held at the Cooperative Extension building in Lillington on Wednesday, March 29th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Registration is required. The registration deadline is March 24th. To register call 910-814-6196.
February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack. For more information click on the title.
Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Cavities are caused by a breakdown of the tooth enamel by acids produced by bacteria located in a film that collects on teeth. Left untreated, cavities can cause pain, infection, and problems eating, speaking, and learning. Good oral health is an important part of good overall health. The good news is that tooth decay is preventable. Early care for your children’s teeth will protect their smile and their health. For more information 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 March 16 and April 27, 2017. Pre-registration is required. For an application see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.
Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Help protect your family, community and environment! Click on the title to view a listing of prescription drug disposal sites in Harnett County. Medication safety tips: Dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs. Be smart about storage; keep medicines in their original bottles or containers. Review all your medicines with your doctor or pharmacist, do this at least once a year, or when you start using a new medicine. Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children and away from pets. For more information 910-893-7550.To view a list of drug disposal sites located in Harnett County click on the title.
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