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  • 12/7/2016 MARINETTE — With heating season fast approaching, Marinette County Public Health wants to remind residents to take action to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the most recent Marinette County Environmental Health Profile, Marinette County resident’s emergency room visits for carbon monoxide poisoning are 1 ½ times higher than the state average.

  • What’s new this flu season?
    12/7/2016 Most everyone knows that getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and foremost way to protect yourself and your family members from getting the flu.

  • 11/23/2016 Thankfulness is defined as the state of being grateful. If you are like me, you have many blessings that you are grateful for; health, family, faith, friends, employment, shelter, a sense of belonging.

  • Healthy cooking for diabetes - get the family on board!
    11/16/2016 It’s important for you to take control of your health when you have diabetes. Following a healthy meal plan and increasing your activity level can help you control your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose.

  • 11/16/2016 This year’s Great American Smokeout will be observed this Thursday. The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to go the distance and quit smoking for good. By doing so, smokers will take an important step towards a healthier life — one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

  • Preventing  osteoporosis
    11/9/2016 Make no bones about it, preventing osteoporosis is critical — and it starts with each of us.

  • What women can do in their 30s to be healthy in their 60s
    11/2/2016 Most people, who have been lucky enough to have good health, don’t think about how to keep that good health for their future selves. But as you reach your 30s, it is the perfect time to take advantage of your good health and prolong it. Even if you’re over the age of 30, it’s never too late to start on the road to a healthy version of yourself. Your 60-year-old-self will appreciate the positive changes you made when you were younger.

  • Numbers don’t lie - after school  programs are needed
    10/26/2016 One of our fast growing programs at our Y is our After School Program. Back in 2012, we began this program with just a handful of kinds at one site, Central Elementary in Menominee. Today, we are located at five sites serving nine schools throughout Marinette, Menominee and Peshtigo. That handful of kids has now risen to nearly 200 and it seems to grow every day.

  • 10/26/2016 Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that could cause significant damage to their health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To help address this, Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDM) is participating in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) Oct. 23-29.

  • Breast cancer detection:  Welcome to a new era
    10/5/2016 Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer.

  • 10/5/2016 Adults age 60 and older should get the shingles vaccine (Zostavax), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After individuals have chickenpox, the virus lies inactive. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

  • Being fit, healthy is a full-time job
    9/28/2016 Sometimes, being fit and healthy is a job that you don’t want to get out of bed to do. When your alarm clock goes off at 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m., you press snooze or reset your alarm clock all together. At least, that’s what I do. I am not a morning workout person, at all. I am a noon-hour workout person and proud of it! I have finally accepted it after 33 years on this planet, and I am shouting it from the rooftops. Man that felt good.

  • 9/28/2016 According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 11.8 percent of Michigan high school students currently smoke cigarettes, 6.9 percent use smokeless tobacco, and 10.7percent currently smoked cigars. Each year 8,100 Michigan kids under age 18 become new, daily smokers, and 213,000 kids alive today in Michigan will eventually die from tobacco-related disease. In addition, e-cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students is on the rise. In 2015, 16 percent of U.S. high school students and over 5 percent of U.S. middle school students reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days.

  • Shedding light on melanoma
    9/21/2016 It’s a common sight every Spring when college students break free from their classrooms, and Southern beaches become packed with fair-skinned, skimpily clad young men and women soaking up the rays. It’s all good fun, says your Aunt Debbie, until someone gets skin cancer.

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