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Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness in Southern Illinois, is a serious concern as we embrace the great outdoors. Educate yourself about the symptoms, such as fatigue, fever, and joint pain, and take preventive measures to stay tick-safe. Wear protective clothing, apply tick repellent, and thoroughly check for ticks after outdoor activities. Early detection is crucial for timely treatment. Let's raise awareness, prioritize prevention, and ensure a Lyme-free summer in our community! πŸŒΏπŸš«πŸ•·οΈ

 #lymediseaseawareness #tickprevention #stayticksafe #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety #PreventionHappensHere
πŸ”₯πŸ”πŸ΄ Grilling season is here! 🌭🌽πŸ₯© 

Follow these tips for a safe and delicious BBQ:

Scrub grates and surfaces to prevent bacteria buildup.
Wash hands before and after handling raw meat.
Use separate boards for raw and cooked food.
Cook meat to proper internal temperatures.
Keep perishables in a cooler with ice.
Assign separate handlers for raw and cooked food.
Refrigerate leftovers promptly.

#grillsafety #bbqtips #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety #PreventionHappensHere #foodsafety #food #healthyeating
πŸŒΏπŸ•·οΈ Tick Awareness Month is here! As summer kicks into full swing in Southern Illinois, it's crucial to stay vigilant and informed about ticks and the potential risks they pose. Protect yourself and your loved ones by following simple preventive measures like wearing long sleeves, using tick repellent, and conducting regular tick checks. Let's empower our community with knowledge and take proactive steps to stay tick-safe this season! 🌳πŸ’ͺ 

#tickawarenessmonth #southernillinois #staysafefromticks #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety #PreventionHappensHere
On this day, we raise awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco and emphasize the importance of a smoke-free environment. Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can make for your health. Let's support each other in this journey towards a tobacco-free world. Together, we can inspire positive change and create a healthier future. Share your stories, encourage others, and let's take a stand against tobacco today and every day. πŸ’šπŸš­ 

#worldnotobaccoday #quitnow #healthyliving #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ•ŠοΈ In observance of Memorial Day, we will be closed today, as we honor and remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We will reopen tomorrow.  

#memorialday #rememberingheroes #communitysupport #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety
Almost everyone in the world has been bitten by a mosquito and some types of mosquitoes spread viruses that can cause disease. Remember to use an EPA-registered insect repellent when spending time outdoors this Memorial Day weekend. #FightTheBiteIllinois #FightTheBiteFriday
This summer, as you enjoy the water, don't forget the essentials for safe swimming. Shield yourself from harmful UV rays by applying sunscreen generously, wearing stylish sunglasses, and donning a fashionable hat. Protecting your skin and eyes is crucial for a healthy and enjoyable swimming experience. So lather up, shade your eyes, and make a splash while keeping safety in mind! β˜€οΈπŸ•ΆοΈπŸ‘’

 #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety  #safeswimming #sunsafety #protectandswim
Did you know that swimming isn't just a fun activity but also offers numerous health benefits? 🏊‍β™‚οΈπŸ’™ Swimming is a low-impact exercise that helps improve cardiovascular fitness, strengthens muscles, and increases flexibility. It's a fantastic way to burn calories while being gentle on your joints. Swimming also promotes overall mental well-being, reducing stress and boosting mood. πŸ’†‍β™€οΈπŸ§ πŸ’™ So grab your swimsuit and dive into the pool for a refreshing workout that benefits your body and mind! 🌊πŸ’ͺπŸ’¦ 

#swimmingbenefits #fitness #healthylifestyle #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy #safety #PreventionHappensHere
🌊🏊‍♀️ Dive into safe swimming with these essential tips from your local health department! Learn to swim, stick to designated areas with lifeguards, and always swim with a buddy. Follow the rules, watch for warning signs, and know your limits. Stay hydrated, protect yourself from the sun, and be cautious in natural water bodies. Supervise children closely and learn CPR. Prioritize safety and make a splash with confidence! πŸ’¦πŸ‘™

 #safeswimming #watersafety #staysafeinthewater #safety #waynecountyhealthdepartment #HealthyLiving #health #community #healthy #StayHealthy
Greetings, Wayne County! Today, on World Hypertension Day, we stand alongside global efforts to prioritize heart health. As your local health department, we're dedicated to spreading awareness about the significance of managing high blood pressure. Visit us to get your blood pressure checked, gain valuable insights on prevention, and access resources to support a heart-healthy lifestyle. Let's unite in fostering healthy hearts for a stronger, more resilient community. Join us this World Hypertension Day and take charge of your cardiovascular well-being! πŸ’™πŸ©Ί 

#StayHealthy #waynecountyhealthdepartment #HealthyLiving #healthy #community #doctor #health #hearthealth #worldhypertensionday #bloodpressure #GetChecked
As the weather gets warmer and summer approaches, it's important to remember to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to remind everyone about the importance of skin cancer prevention and early detection.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but it's also one of the most preventable. By taking simple steps like wearing protective clothing, seeking shade, and applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.

It's also important to keep an eye out for any changes in your skin, such as new moles or changes in the size or shape of existing ones. If you notice anything unusual, make sure to see a dermatologist right away.

Let's make skin cancer prevention a priority this summer and all year long. Together, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from this serious disease. 

#SkinCancerAwarenessMonth #ProtectYourSkin #EarlyDetectionSavesLives #doctor #HealthyLiving #safety #waynecountyhealthdepartment #health #community #healthy
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and we want to remind everyone about the importance of getting tested and vaccinated to protect against hepatitis A, B, and C. These viruses can cause serious liver damage, but early detection and treatment can make all the difference. Together,  we can work to prevent hepatitis and keep our communities healthy. Let's spread the word and raise awareness this Hepatitis Awareness Month!

 #HepAware #HepatitisAwarenessMonth #KnowYourStatus #waynecountyhealthdepartment #safety #community #HealthyLiving #health #doctor #healthy
Today is Fentanyl Awareness Day, a time to raise awareness about the dangers of this synthetic opioid and the devastating toll it's taking on communities across the country. Fentanyl is extremely potent and can be deadly even in small amounts.

It's important to know that fentanyl is often found in counterfeit pills and other illicit drugs, and users may not even be aware that they're taking it. This is why it's crucial to never use drugs alone, to always carry naloxone (a medication that can reverse an overdose), and to seek help if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction.

We can all play a role in preventing overdoses and saving lives. Let's honor those we've lost to fentanyl and work together to raise awareness and combat this crisis.

 #FentanylAwarenessDay #EndOverdose #PreventOverdose #NaloxoneSavesLives #waynecountyhealthdepartment #safety #doctor #health #community #healthy #HealthyLiving
It's SAMHSA National Prevention Week! This annual event is all about promoting prevention efforts and raising awareness about mental health and substance use disorders.

Prevention is key when it comes to keeping our communities healthy and thriving. By working together and taking action, we can help prevent the harms associated with substance misuse and promote mental wellness.

Join us this week as we take time to reflect on the importance of prevention and commit to taking steps to build a healthier, safer future. 

#PreventionHappensHere #NPW2023 #safety #doctor #waynecountyhealthdepartment #community #healthy #health #HealthyLiving
Happy World Hand Hygiene Day! Today, we're celebrating the power of clean hands to save lives and prevent the spread of infection. Washing your hands regularly is one of the most effective ways to stop the transmission of germs, including the virus that causes COVID-19.

Hand hygiene is especially important in healthcare settings, where healthcare-associated infections can have serious consequences for patients. But it's also important for all of us to practice good hand hygiene in our daily lives, whether we're at home, at work, or out in the community.

Remember to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer when soap and water aren't available. And don't forget to clean your hands before and after eating, after using the restroom, and after coughing or sneezing.

Let's all do our part to keep our hands clean and stop the spread of germs. Together, we can make a difference and protect our health and the health of those around us. 

#HandHygiene #CleanHandsSaveLives #WorldHandHygieneDay #safety #healthy #health #community #HealthyLiving #waynecountyhealthdepartment #doctor
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