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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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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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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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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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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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