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GCHD Announces Nurse-Family Partnership Program

On Monday, the Genesee County Health Department announced the implementation of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program available county wide. NFP is a national, evidence based, maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, confidential, nurse home visitation services to expecting first-time mothers and their families

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Sept. is Nat’l Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Month, the SPROUT Coalition reminds Genesee County residents of eat right and move more! During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all age groups, increasing more than fourfold among children ages six to 11

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dr_relling, Flickr
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GCHD Reminds People to Wear Insect Repellent

As people head out for the Labor Day holiday weekend, Genesee County residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites while enjoying the outdoors. By just taking a few simple steps, residents can protect themselves and their families from pesky mosquito bites and potentially contacting West Nile Virus

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USCPSC, Flickr
USCPSC, Flickr
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Genesee County’s Infant Death Rate Lowest in 25 Years

Genesee County's infant death rate has dropped to an all-time low. According to the Michigan department of Community Health, Genesee County's infant death rate for 2010 was 5.7 per 1,000 live births, considerably less than the rate of 9

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digitalramble, Flickr
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Genesee County Beaches Safe For Fourth of July

As the Fourth of July approaches, the Genesee County Health Department has announced that all beaches in Genesee County are currently in compliance with state guidelines for bacterial concentrations at bathing beaches

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dalllam, Flickr
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Health Department Gives Advice for When Temps are High

Summer often brings very high temperatures that may last for days or weeks. A heat wave can cause sever heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Very high body temperatures may damage the brain, other vital organs or cause death

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ScrippsHealth, Flickr
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Free Mammograms to be Offered Through GCHD

The Genesee County Health Department's Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) has received funding from the State to provide free mammograms and pap smears for women ages 40-49 who qualify through September 30, 2012

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MonikaHilderbrown, Flickr
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Genesee Co. Health Dept. to Offer Free Quit Smoking Classes

The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) and the Smoke-free, Multi-Agency, Resource Team (SMART) will provide two opportunities to attend a quit smoking class in May at the Burton Health Center

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Genesee Co. Health Dept. Announces 6th Annual Public Health Week Conference

The Genesee County Health Department has announced registration is now open for its 6th Annual Public Health Week Conference wich will be held April 3, at the Riverfront Center in Flint. The conference is entitled "Community Based Public Health

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Jim Moran 2010 News Pictures, Flickr
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Genesee County Sees Rise in Gastroenteritis Cases

Genesee County has been experiencing a significant rise in gastroenteritis cases. The viruses that cause gastroenteritis, such as Norovirus, are easily transmitted through food, by person-to-person contact, or by contaminated surfaces

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