Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful germs. Raw milk and products made from it (including soft cheese, ice cream, and yogurt) can pose severe health risks, including death. That’s because raw milk has not undergone a process called pasteurization that kills disease-causing germs, such as Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella. It is important to know that milk can be a very efficient home for bacteria and other germs. When milk is pasteurized, some bacteria remain in it, but the disease-causing ones are killed. Make the best decision for the health of your family. If you want to keep milk in your family’s diet, protect them by not giving them raw milk. For more information click here to log onto the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website or click on the title.
at the C.B. Codrington Park, located at 308 South Burke Street, Dunn. The event will recognize program graduates and feature food, HIV testing, exhibits, health information and activities for both adults and children. Back-to-school supplies provided by the A.M.E. Zion Dunn Lillington District churches will also be distributed. The event is free, however registration is required. Contact Heather Carter at 910-814-6195 to register.
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a weight management program that uses strategies proven to work. Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy the fresh air and warm sun. During the warm summer months, many will resume January weight loss resolutions. Instead of resorting to crash diets or overtraining at the gym take steps to both lose weight and make good health a lifelong goal. Harnett County Department of Public Health and Harnett County Cooperative Extension are partnering to offer Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. The program will be offered every Tuesday from 12:00pm-1:00pm beginning August 18th and ending on September 29th. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a weight management program that uses strategies proven to work. The enrollment fee is $20 per person. For more information or to register, call 910-814-6196. The registration deadline is Friday, August 14th.
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 August 19, and September 16, 2015. Pre-registration is required. Click here for an application or see the Downloads Box 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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