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FALL FLU CLINICS .. Have you had your flu shot? It's not too late! Call (517) 264-5226 (option 2) to make an appointment. Friday appointments are available through November!
TURKEY TIPS .. It's almost Turkey Time! Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, make sure you know the safest ways to thaw, prepare, stuff and cook your turkey. For turkey tips visit: www.cdc.gov/features/turkeytime
APPROXIMATELY 19,100 PEOPLE IN MICHIGAN ARE AFFECTED WITH HIV/AIDS as of July 2014. On December 1, 2015 the HIV-AIDS Resource Center will offer FREE anonymous HIV testing from 6pm to 9pm at Siena Heights University in Dominican Hall. This is open to all members of the Lenawee County community.
NOVEMBER 19th WAS THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT! Quit for a day - quit for a lifetime. Call for assistance (800) 480-QUIT (7848) or visit www.cancer.org/smokeout - You Can Do It!
NOVEMBER 21st is INTERNATIONAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS DAY ... For information, documentaries and to find events near you visit www.survivorday.org
DON'T OVERINDULGE THIS SEASON
Choose smaller plates and fill them first with fruits and vegetables. For more tips, click www.choosemyplate.gov
IT'S NATIONAL SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS) AWARENESS MONTH ... to learn more and help to reduce the risk, click here!
NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH! Do you know if you're at risk for Type 2 diabetes? You are at higher risk if you are overweight or obese or of Hispanic, Asian American or African American descent. Other risk factors include:
*Hypertension, or high blood pressure (140/90 mm Hg or higher)
*Low levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol
*History of gestational diabetes while pregnant
*Family history: Having a parent or sibling who's been diagnosed with this condition
*Polycystic ovary syndrome in women
*Age: Diabetes is more common as we age
Learn more at www.diabetes.org
DO1THING EVERY MONTH TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES. DO1Thing every month to prepare for emergencies. On November's list, create an emergency supply kit for your home, your car and your workplace or school. Learn more at www.do1thing.com/things/nov
FOOD HANDLER'S CLASS The next Food Handler Class is December 16th at 9:30 am; pre-registration is recommended. For more information call (517) 254-5213 or click here for the 2015 schedule of classes
FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER OF MICHIGAN .... is dedicated to quality and excellence in providing comprehensive, cost-effective primary and preventive health care, regardless of age, ethnic background, or ability to pay. Call (517) 263-1800 for more information
LENAWEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
1040 S Winter St., Suite 2328
Adrian, MI 49221
Martha Hall, Health Officer
Teresa Bacon, Administrative Aide