Medications are important tools to help those with chronic pain and those who have other serious illnesses; however, when used incorrectly, these medications can end a life. Overdoses of prescription painkillers (also called opioid or narcotic pain relievers) have more than tripled in the past 20 years. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 12:00-2:00pm in the Commons Area of the Governmental Complex 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington, to learn more about Project Lazarus. Our aim is to broaden awareness of the extent and seriousness of unintentional poisonings and chronic pain issues, and to support community involvement in prevention and early intervention. Please RSVP regarding your attendance by Tuesday, September 2, 2014, click on the title for more information or call 910-814-6298 or 910-814-6198.
Parents of children, who will be entering Kindergarten this school year, make plans to schedule an appointment for your child’s Kindergarten Physical before the start of the school year. The Harnett County Health Department provides complete Kindergarten Physicals to make an appointment contact the Health Department -Child Health clinic at 910-893-7550.
Children in the U.S. ate 67% more whole fruit from 2003-2010, but the amount of vegetables they ate remained unchanged, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, from 2003-2010, children drank less juice, making whole fruit the main contributor of fruit to children’s diets, as recommended by experts. Though the findings about fruit are encouraging, children in the U.S. are still not eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. For more information click here or click on the title to view the report.
The Health Department will be changing to an Electronic Medical Record computer system. We ask that you would please be understanding, flexible and patient as we work to better serve you. Comments about this Departmental change can be made through this web site, by clicking onto the Patient Satisfaction survey. For more information 910-893-7550.
The Women Infants and Children (WIC)program is changing to a new computer system Crossroads. These changes will start on June 23, 2014. The first time you come to WIC after Crossroads, WIC staff may ask you some new questions. We ask that you would please be understanding, flexible and patient as we work to better serve you. Comments about this program change can be made through this web site, by clicking onto the Patient Satisfaction survey. For more information 910-893-6238.
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.
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 September 17, 2014. Pre-registration is required. See the Downloads Box below for an application or call 910-814-6197 for more information.
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