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Why Our Bodies Like to Gain Weight and What We Can Do About It:

Campbell University Health Center presents: Why Our Bodies Like to Gain Weight and What We Can Do About It: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Discover what is driving the obesity crisis in the US and the World. Identify lifestyle changes that improve your health. Learn about the Campbell University weight loss program. Location: Campbell University Maddox Hall in Room 130. For more information contact Campbell University Health Center Health Center 910-893-1560 or send an email pennings@campbell.edu. or click on the title to print a program flyer.


Mobile Mammography: February 9, 2016

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 February 9, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For an application see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.


This Valentine’s Day, Love Your Heart!

This Valentine’s Day, give a special gift to yourself or someone you love. Given that February is dedicated to celebrating love, caring, and heart health, it’s a great time to improve your own heart health or encourage loved ones to improve theirs by quitting smoking. Quit smoking or encourage your loved ones to quit. Being smoke-free is important to heart health. Now’s the perfect time! For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.


Medicine Safety session: February 18, 2016

Healthy Harnett- will sponsor a free medicine safety and drug disposal session on February 18, 2016 from 10:30-11:30am at the Dunn Senior Center located at 611 S. Powell Street Bldg. 1516 in Dunn. For more information about the Medicine Safety session call the Harnett County Division on Aging, Debby Vaughn at 910-814-6072 or the Health Department 910-814-6198. The medicine safety and drug disposal program is sponsored with the support of community partners Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. For more information click here to view Six Tips to Avoid Medication Mistakes.


Zika Travel Health Notices

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolinians to be aware of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory recommending pregnant women consider postponing travel to any area with active. For more information click here or on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site.


Zika Virus

Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite a person already infected with the virus. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to other people through bites. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. We do not know how often Zika is transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. For more information click here or on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.


Harnett County Tax Assistance

Tax assistance services will be available for the elderly and disabled starting Feburary 3, 2016 through mid April 2016. This program is sponsored by the NC Economic Assistance Center under a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) grant, and the Harnett County Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Services will be available in Lillington, Erwin, Coats, Smithfield, and Clinton. For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Division on Aging at (910) 893-7578. For more information click on the title.


Harnett County Health Department is on Facebook

Become a fan of Harnett County Health Department by visiting our Facebook Page. We update our page with upcoming events and programs, photos, health news and more. This is also a great way to interact with us. Click on the title to visit our page.


 
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