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West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-12-17 13:18

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Here are some holiday tips to support your efforts for health and safety this season. Click the l...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-12-10 13:27

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as i...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-12-04 20:20

Did you know it is National Vaccination Influenza Week?
Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year,...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-11-19 00:05

Common Colds.
Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover in about 7-10 days. You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold: wash your hands often, avoid close contact with sick people, and don’t touch your face...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-11-11 14:00

Oral health impacts our whole body’s health. Forming good oral habits as a child can set your child up for good oral health and a healthy life.
Some things you can do to help keep your child’s teeth healthy are:
• Take them to the dentist by their first birthday or as early as their first toot...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-11-05 12:19

STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) – Older Adult Fall Prevention.
Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. There are specific things that you, as their health care provider, can do to reduce their chances of falling. STEADI’s tools and educational materials ...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-10-29 11:28

Halloween Health and Safety Tips.
Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safet...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-10-20 10:00

DEA National RX Take Back Day.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold its 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Held on the last Saturday of April and October of every year, this national event addre...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-10-07 12:34

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Dental hygiene refers to the practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy to prevent disease. Dental hygiene and oral health are often taken for granted but are essential parts of our everyday lives. Click the link to...
West Virginia Family Health Video 2018-09-30 12:03

West Virginia Family Health Video 2018-09-30 12:03

Breast Cancer Awareness and Mammograms
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-09-22 22:00

Millions of people get the flu each year. The best way to protect yourself each year from the flu is to get a flu shot. It’s a simple step to keep you and your loved ones healthy and it doesn’t take long to get. Many places like your doctor’s office, local pharmacy, and health department offer i...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-09-15 22:00

Newborn screening identifies conditions that can affect a child’s long-term health or survival. Early detection, diagnosis, and intervention can prevent death or disability and enable children to reach their full potential. Each year, millions of babies in the U.S. are routinely screened, us...
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