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GCHD Warns Area Parents about Kids Exposure to Laundry Detergent Packets or PODS

The Genesee County Health Department is warning parents to be careful with concentrated laundry detergent packets, better know as PODS.

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Survey by GCHD to Monitor Health of Flint and Genesee County Residents Continues

A survey from the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) to monitor the health of Flint and Genesee County residents is continuing. The survey, called the 2013 Speak to Your Health! Community Survey, is sponsored by the GCHD and the Prevention Research Center of Michigan (PRC/MI). This is

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Health Department Offers Tips to Stay Safe in Warm Weather

With temperatures climbing into the upper 80s and 90s this week, the Genesee County Health Department is advising residents of the health risks associated with extreme temperatures and preventative measures they can take to stay safe

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Michigan’s Heat Awareness Day

Michigan's Heat Awareness Day is this Wednesday and the Genesee County Health Department wants to make sure you stay safe in the hot weather.

The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) is reminding everyone that prevention is the best defense against heat-related illnesses, and by keeping cool, you and your family lessen the risk of becoming a victim of a heat related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke

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GCHD Announces 2013 “Excellence in Foodservice Sanitation”Awards

Qualifications for outstanding sanitations at a Genesee County food service establishment include full active managerial control of their food service establishments; certified managers where needed; food safety with temperature control through preparation, cooling, reheating, and service; employees practice proper hygiene; and food contamination is virtually eliminated

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GCHD Offers Tips for Safety After Flooding

With the recent rain and additional rain in the local forecast there is a potential for flooding in Genesee County. The Genesee County Health Department would like to remind residents to stay safe and healthy as we enter in to a new season that can bring storms and flooding

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GCHD Offers Tips on How to Protect Yourself from the Extreme Cold

With winter comes the certainty of low and even extremely low temperatures that may last for days or weeks. This may be made worse with cold wind chill factors. These temperatures may be harmful to each of us and people may even die due to extreme cold situations

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Genesee County Health Department Offers Tips to Help Prevent Flu

It's flu season again and Genesee County has already seen the presence of the virus in the area.

The flu, or influenza, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses

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Free Quit Smoking Class Offered

The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) and the Smoke-free Multi-Agency Resource Team (SMART) will provide a quit smoking class at the Burton Health Clinic.

Sheryl Deutsch, MPH, will help get participants started on their journey to smoke-free living

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GCHD Wishes You a Healthy Holiday Season

The Genesee County Health Department wishes you a healthy holiday season. With that in mind, we would like to remind everyone that Genesee County is experiencing an increase in gastroenteritis illnesses

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