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Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection, Flickr
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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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Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Flickr
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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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Julie Bocchino, Flickr
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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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Christine Myaskovsky, Flickr
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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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Rhett Sutphin, Flickr
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GCHD Shares Holiday Food Safety Tips

The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) is wishing everyone a happy, healthy holiday season and is taking this time to remind everyone to handle food safely.

The GCHD recommends that you Check Your Steps: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill appropriately.

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Consumer Warning Issued for Locally Made, Sold Food Product

A consumer warning has been issued by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for a locally made and sold food product.

According to the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD), the products in question are salsas that were produced in an unlicensed facility by Garner Gourmet Food Group of Flint under the "Courtney's Gourmet" label

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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GCHD Reminds to Protect Yourself During Flu Season

The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) is reminding residents to protect themselves during flu season.

The GCHD says it's not too late to get vaccinated against the flu and the flu vaccine is widely available in Genesee County

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courtesy Genesee County Health Department
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Genesee County Sees Rise in Gastroenteritis Cases

Genesee County is experiencing an increase in gastroenteritis cases. The viruses that cause gastroenteritis, such as norovirus, can be easily spread by food, person-to-person contact, or contaminated surfaces or objects

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GCHD Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Genesee County Health Department, not only this month, but every month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among women in Michigan

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