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Food Deserts ~ If you struggle with finding affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lowfat milk and other healthier foods, the important thing to remember is that you can still take steps to improve your diet.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease ~ Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a contagious viral illness that commonly affects infants and children. While there is no vaccine to prevent the disease, there are simple steps you and your family can take to reduce the risk of getting sick.
Hemochromatosis Screening ~ July is hemochromatosis (iron storage disease) awareness month. Hemochromatosis occurs when the body absorbs too much iron from foods (and other sources such as vitamins containing iron). If this iron buildup is untreated, it can, over many years, damage the body's organs. Learn the symptoms and how to stay healthy.
Hurricane Preparedness ~ You can't stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family.
Improving Health Literacy ~ Every day, we hear, see or read health information that is supposed to help us but often is confusing or doesn’t answer our questions. Now we have a national plan to improve health information and health literacy.
Summertime Safety ~ Whether you're relaxing in the backyard, turning up your garden, enjoying the pool, or exploring the great outdoors, here are some ways to help keep you and your family healthy this spring and summer.