Each Year December 1st is observed as World AIDS Day, to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS. The fight against HIV/AIDS can be recognized not only on World AIDS Day, but all through December and every day of the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimates 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection. One in five of the more than one million people living with HIV are unaware of his or her infections. For additional information on World AIDS Day, click on the title to view the web site or contact our office at 910-893-7550.
Harnett County Home Health will host a Senior Health & Safety Fair on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. located in the Governmental Complex-Commons Area in Lillington. All Seniors are invited to attend this free event which will include exhibits, resources, door prizes and giveaways. For more information click on the title to view the program flyer or call Harnett County Home Health at 910-893-7544.
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 December 17, 2015 and again on January 20, 2016. Pre-registration is required. Click here for an application or see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 for more information.
Foot care is very important for all people with diabetes. It is important to take good care of your feet when you have diabetes. Diabetes can harm your feet in a number of ways. The good news is that you can take steps to help keep your feet healthy. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site or click here to view Diabetes and you Healthy Feet Matter!
Nearly 15,000 people die every year of overdoses involving prescription painkillers. Deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Every day in the United States, 120 people die as a result of drug overdose, and another 6,748 are treated in emergency departments (ED) for the misuse or abuse of drugs. Nearly 9 out of 10 poisoning deaths are caused by drugs. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it’s important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others. Help protect your family, community, and environment.Dispose of you unused medications properly. For a list of environmentally safe drug disposal sites, click on the title.
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. By getting a flu vaccine now for yourself and your entire family, you can help prevent flu-related illness. A flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing. The Health Department is providing flu vaccine, starting Monday, September 21, 2015 and each Monday-Friday, from 8:00a.m.-11:30a.m. and 1:00p.m.-4:30p.m. The flu shots are made available on a walk-in basis and no appointment is needed. Some adults and may qualify to receive the flu shot at no cost, please bring all insurance information including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information please call 910-893-7550.
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