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District Health Department #10 Receives Prescription for Health Grant

District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) has recently received a Michigan Health Endowment Fund grant that will provide $250,000 in funding to improve access to healthy food across its ten-county jurisdiction. DHD#10 has identified several hospitals and healthcare systems as key partners to introduce the Prescription for Health program to patients, including: 1. Lake County: Baldwin Family Health Care 2. Kalkaska County: Kalkaska Memorial 3. Oceana County: Mercy Health 4. Wexford and Missaukee Counties: Munson Healthcare Cadillac 5. Crawford County: Munson Healthcare Grayling 6. Manistee County: Munson Healthcare Manistee 7. Newaygo County: Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial 8. Mecosta County: S

Take Action Against Heart Disease: American Heart Month 2020

Since 1963, February has been designated as American Heart Month, a month calling for Americans to join the battle against heart disease. Heart disease doesn’t just happen to men or older adults, it’s happening to women and younger adults more frequently. Historically, heart disease is the number one cause of death among both men and women in the United States, taking approximately 630,000 lives each year. On top of that, half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking). Consider making these important lifestyle changes now to help your heart later on: 1. Keep a Healthy Weight Overweight or obese peop

February is Children's Dental Health Month

Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated tooth decay in children can cause pain and infection that may lead to problems eating, speaking, playing and learning later in life. February is Children’s Dental Health Month and a good time to remind people about the importance of oral health. Below are seven simple ways to protect and keep children’s teeth healthy. 1. Regularly visit the Dentist: A child’s first dental visit should be scheduled as soon as the first tooth comes through the gums, but also no later than age one. After the first visit, appointments should be scheduled for every six months. 2. Brush their teeth: Beg

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