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We care about the health and safety of our community. Please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear your questions, comments or concerns.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to get up to date information. We are available for phone calls during office hours and we are also available 24/7 for emergencies.

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Fax-618-842-3305

Monday
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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πŸŽ‰ Happy National Breastfeeding Month! πŸ€±πŸ’•

We're celebrating the incredible journey of mothers and the importance of breastfeeding for a healthier future. Join us in promoting #breastfeedingawareness and supporting all moms in their breastfeeding journey. Together, we can create a nurturing and supportive community for every mom and baby. 

#NBM2023 #HealthierTogether #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety #PreventionHappensHere #americanacademyofpediatrics #healthychildren #healthyeating
Higher temperatures reduce the time needed for mosquitoes to reproduce. Mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus can reproduce in as little as 7 days. Continue to protect yourself against mosquito-borne diseases by applying EPA-registered insect repellent and dumping out standing water around your home. #FightTheBiteIllinois #FightTheBiteFriday
If you find an attached tick, remove it promptly. Grasp the tick with tweezers, as close to the skin as possible, and pull it straight out. Watch for signs of sickness such as rash or fever in the days and weeks following the bite. Be sure to see a health care provider if you become sick after a tick bite. #FightTheBiteIllinois #FightTheBiteFriday
The Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery in collaboration with the Illinois Helpline, and Family Guidance Centers, Inc., has launched a new statewide program, MAR NOW, for Illinois residents who have an opioid use disorder (OUD). Medication-assisted recovery (MAR) involves the use of FDA-approved medications for the treatment of OUD. Now an individual can speak directly with a doctor over the phone, immediately receive a prescription or same-day in-person appointment, and get transportation assistance to the pharmacy or clinic, all at the same time.

When an individual in Illinois calls the Helpline seeking treatment for an opioid use disorder, they can now be directed to immediate assistance 24 hours a day,7 days a week. A care coordinator helps them determine their best treatment options and can connect them to a provider for an immediate telephone appointment and prescription for medication. Care coordinators can also facilitate a same- or next-day in-person appointment. All patients are connected to opioid use disorder treatment services with a community-based organization that best meets their needs.
https://helplineil.org/app/home
Traveling for summer vacation with diabetes?  These are just a few tips from the American Diabetes Association.  Click on the following link to read more about traveling with diabetes.

https://www.knowdiabetesbyheart.org/articles/tips-for-traveling-with-diabetes

 #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety #PreventionHappensHere #americandiabetesassocation #travel
Did you know Illinois has had the most tornadoes πŸŒͺ in the United States so far this year?  We have also has some of the most severe weather.  According to a recent University of Illinois Extension office article (https://extension.illinois.edu/blogs/naturalist-news/2023-06-06-tornado-trends), Tornado Alley appears to be shifting from the Great Plains to the east.  Consider the following tips and make a plan!  

1. Stay informed with weather forecasts and warnings.
2. Create an emergency plan and practice it with your family.
3. Designate a safe shelter area, preferably a basement or interior room.
4. Prepare an emergency kit with essential items.
5. Have a battery-powered weather radio for real-time updates.
6. Know your community's warning system and signals.
7. Stay indoors during a tornado warning and away from windows.
8. Plan for pets and vulnerable family members.
9. Practice safety measures if caught outside during a tornado.
10. After the storm, be cautious of hazards and check on neighbors.

Remember, preparedness is key to staying safe during severe weather.  Visit www.weather.gov for more tornado safety tips.
Whew!  It's hot outside.  See the following tips from the US Department of Health and Human Services about cooling off:

πŸ‘• Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
β›… Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest, like morning and evening hours.
⏱️ Pace yourself: If you’re not accustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually.
🧴 Wear Sunscreen: Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated.
πŸ§’ Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
Find more tips for staying cool this summer at 

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html.
πŸ‘ΆπŸ’¦πŸ‘Ά Water safety is extremely important in a child's early years.  Make sure you never leave your baby unattended near or in water.  Visit  πŸ’» www.healthchildren.org to find more information on water safety and drowning prevention.  

 #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety #PreventionHappensHere #watersafety #americanacademyofpediatrics #healthychildren
Did you know that Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, affecting not only the individuals living with it but also their families and caregivers? If you have any of these signs schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss.  

 #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety #ENDALZ #alzheimersawarenesss
Did you know that the house mosquito can only travel up to 2 miles from where it is born? Remember to dump standing water around your home every week to keep you and your neighbors safe from West Nile virus. #FightTheBiteIllinois #FightTheBiteFriday
Did you know July is usually the beginning of breeding season for mosquitos?  Follow the link to read more about controlling mosquitos around your home.  

Learn more: https://bit.ly/CDCControlMosquitoes

 #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety #PreventionHappensHere
Tomorrow is our last clinic.  If that won't work with your schedule, no problem!  Call  πŸ“ž us at 618-842-5166 to schedule a time that is convenient for you.
πŸ‘€ Two more clinics left!!  The next one is a week from today.  Call us at 618-842-5166 if you need a different time.
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