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Illness and Disease Prevention

Posted on February 12th, 2019 in Individual Resources

Review the latest health news on how to protect yourself and your family.

Today, it is more important than ever to create periods of time every day which offer a chance for your eyes and brain to rest and recover. Keeping Your Eyes Healthy at Work describes three simple yet powerfully effective exercises to assist your eyes in working fluidly as an easy team. Do these regularly, particularly if, like most of us, you work at a computer all day.

Did you know there are MANY sources of help and support around tobacco and vaping cessation? Though addiction rates are high for both e-cigarette and tobacco dependence, many do quit. Learn more about the wide variety of resources available to you.

Nationwide, the use of vape products has substantially eclipsed smoking in high schools. Read Vaping is Happening in Your Community! to learn more.

Living Free is an online video program that helps you stop smoking by teaching you powerful techniques that change the way your brain responds to smoking -- permanently. Make this year your year to be free from tobacco! Click to learn more.

Learn how to protect yourself from the big three Summer Hazards: sunburn, poison ivy and ticks.

If you’re 50 or older, getting a colorectal cancer screening test could save your life. Find out how and read about which test is the right one for you. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn more about free or low-cost screening.

Adults Should Get Vaccines Too. Vaccines can help prevent deadly diseases in children AND adults. Ask your doctor what vaccines you should receive and be sure to stay up to date. 

Concern over the Zika Virus continues to grow. Learn more about this at Short Answers to Hard Questions about Zika Virus and get the latest information on Mosquito Bite Prevention to protect you and your family.

Lyme disease is a growing problem across our state. Learn the symptoms and how to protect yourself by reading the Center for Disease Control's Tick Bites and Lyme Disease - The Basics