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.
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!
The Healthy Habits for Life Program will begin on Friday, April 26th at the Lillington Community Center located at 607 S 13th St in Lillington. These FREE and informative sessions will help you get started down the path to a healthier you. Register now, seating is limited. To register call, 910-814-6196 The registration deadline is Monday, April 22nd. For more information, click on the title.
When you’re shaking off the winter with spring cleaning, it’s a great time to target harmful bacteria that can lurk on kitchen surfaces and even in your refrigerator. A clean and dry kitchen helps fight bacteria and protects you and your family from foodborne illness. For some cleaning tips you should practice year round to make your kitchen and your meals safer, click on the title to view Spring Cleaning tips for the kitchen.
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.
Join us for the annual Girls Are Great & Teen Girl Conference on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 am-1:00pm(doors open at 8:30 a.m.) This program is an educational conference that provides information on the physical and emotional changes that take place with girls during puberty 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. The Teen Girls conference is designed for girls ages 13-16 and their mother or adult guardian. Teens will get answers and information about topics including teen health, healthy dating/relationships, and more. Parents, or Guardians who are interested in attending with their daughter, should complete and submit a registration form. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 24. 2019. *We cannot accept on-site registration the day of the event. While attending the program, all girls must be accompanied by their mother or adult guardian. For more information click the title to download a Registration form. It’s “Great” being a Girl!
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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