National Public Health Week: Building Bridges to Better Health

National Public Health Week (April 5-11) is an annual, week-long celebration of public health, supported by the American Public Health Association. NPHW gives us the opportunity to highlight public health achievements and improve the health of people in general, through education over multiple health issues and how to live longer lives. “We may be physically…

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March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness & Education Month

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease which can potentially disable the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). The immune system in those with MS attacks myelin (the protective sheath) covering nerve fibers, causing communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. Over time the disease can deteriorate or cause permanent damage…

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A New Vaccine: Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (JNJ-78436735) Type of vaccine: Viral vector Learn how viral vector vaccines work 1 shot, received in the muscle of the upper arm Does not contain: Eggs, Preservatives, Laxatives Click here for the full list of ingredients Recommended for ages 18+ Common side effects In the arm you received the shot: pain, redness,…

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Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization Guide

This guide outlines the State of Michigan’s strategy for prioritizing vaccinations, and will be used by the MDHHS (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services) along with health care and public health. “MDHHS has set an initial operational goal of vaccinating 70% of people age 16 years of age and older, or about 5.6 million…

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Where to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccination

Looking for information regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and where to receive them? We have the information here! Michigan Vaccine Locations Rite Aid Walgreens Meijer Oakland County Beaumont Hospitals Henry Ford Hospitals TCF Center COVID-19 Information Specific to County (MI) Alcona Alger Allegan Alpena Antrim Arenac Baraga Barry Bay Benzie Berrien Branch Calhoun Cass Charlevoix Cheboygan…

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February is American Heart Month

Every year over 600,000 Americans die due to heart disease. Heart disease can affect anyone and everyone, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. Some risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, excessive alcohol use, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. Though heart disease has been prevalent for thousands of years, many aspects of our modern life…

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

As designated by the United States Congress, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Over 13,000 women in America are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer (cancer that spread from the cervix surface to tissue deeper within the cervix or other body parts) every year. More than 4,200 die from the disease. Cervical cancer is preventable with…

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