The Harnett County Board of Health will meet on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Harnett County Health Department located within the Governmental Complex at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington in room 220. For more information please call the Health Department at 910-893-7550 or click on the title to view or download a copy of the agenda.
The Lillington Lions Club, will be providing free vision screenings on March 6, 2015 from 9:00a.m until 3:00pm at the Governmental Complex located at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. This is a walk-in screening and no appointment is needed. For more information click on the title or log onto www.lillingtonlions.com
The Mary Stewart Lions Club, will be providing free vision and hearing screenings on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10:00a.m until 3:00pm at 2380 W. Cumberland Street (the Tractor Supply Parking Lot). This is a walk-in screening and no appointment is needed.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual, nationwide observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. About one in four people living with HIV in the United States are women 13 or older. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, federal, national, and community organizations come together to offer support and hope, reduce stigma, share information, and empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. This year marks the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For more information click here to view the Womensheatlh.gov web site for “What every woman needs to know about HIV/AIDS”.
In recognition of National Nutrition Month, the Harnett County Department of Public Health and Harnett County Cooperative Extension are sponsoring “Healthy Cooking on a Budget.” Healthy Cooking on a Budget is a free educational program that focuses on how to prepare low cost and healthy meals. Participants will be given the opportunity to sample healthy meal options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The program will be held at the Cooperative Extension building located at 126 Alexander Drive in Lillington on Tuesday, March 24th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Registration is required. The registration deadline is March 20th.
Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” asking people to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year Diabetes Alert Day is on Tuesday, March 24. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes – including more than 785,000 people in North Carolina, where diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death. It is estimated that at least 1 out of 4 people with diabetes don’t even know they have the disease. Additionally, nearly 520,000 adults in North Carolina have prediabetes, a condition that increases their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes by taking the risk test. Click on the title for more information or to take the risk test.
Medicine safety session will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Erwin Nutrition Site located 110 West F Street, in Erwin. Seniors are encouraged to bring prescription and over-the-counter medications to the session to receive a free medication review. The Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences staff and students will provide the medication reviews. This program is free and open to the public. For more information or questions about the Medicine Safety program, please call the Harnett County Health Department through the Division on Aging, Debby Vaughn at 910-814-6072.
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 March 9, and March 25, 2015. Pre-registration is required. See the Downloads Box below for an application or call 910-814-6197 for more information.
The ECU clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Services: Comprehensive General Dentistry, Children’s Dentistry, Oral Surgery – Extractions, Root Canals, Sealants and Tooth Colored Fillings, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures and Partial Dentures, Implant Services, Periodontal Services and Cleanings, Cosmetic Tooth Whitening. Digital Radiography, and 3-D/Cone Beam Imaging. For more information click on the title to view the web site or call 910-814-4191, the facility is located at 80 Autumn Fern Trail in Lillington.
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