It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. The 17th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 8, and is celebrated through May 14, 2016. For more information click here to view "Steps for better health by Age" located on the Office on Women’s Health web site.
National Women’s Health Week is May 8 – 14, 2016 and is a time to increase awareness about different women’s health issues. In recognition of this week, the Health Department is sponsoring “It’s Your Time: a Women’s Health Lunch & Learn” on Friday, May 13, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Government Complex Commons Area. The speaker for the session will be Dr. Michelle Langaker of Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. She will provide an informative presentation on different aspects of women’s health. This event is free, but registration is required. To register, call (910) 814-6298. The registration deadline is May 9, 2016 seating is limited.
Harnett County Health Department will sponsor the “Don’t Miss a Beat: Control High Blood Pressure” lunch and learn. An informative presentation on high blood pressure will be provided by Dr. Ben Walker with NC Heart and Vascular on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 11:45am-1:00pm at the Governmental Complex Commons Area located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. This is a free program, however registration is required. To register, call 910-814-6196. The registration deadline is Thursday, May 19, 2016. For more information, click on the title.
May is recognized as Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. You can take steps to control your risk by making simple changes in your lifestyleStroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States For more information, click on the title.
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 May 25, and again on June 22, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For an application see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.
You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home, before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors. Make tick bite prevention part of your outdoor plans. You and your family can prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of Lyme disease, there are several methods you can use to prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of tick-borne disease. Use repellents with DEET, Check your clothing for ticks, Shower after being outdoors, and call your doctor if you develop a fever or rash. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. For more information on Zika, click on the title.
The Harnett County Board of Health will meet on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00pm in room 220 of the Harnett County Health Department located at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. To view a copy of the agenda click on the title or for more information please call 910-893-7550.
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