Health Services Tuesday Tip


November – National Diabetes Month

Diabetes can kill. The Department of Health and Human Services says African Americans are 60% more likely than white adults to be diagnosed with Diabetes and twice as likely to die from diabetes. Protect yourself and your family. Get checked, manage your blood glucose levels, adopt healthy eating, and exercise plans and seek mental health support help from others who have succeeded. November is National Diabetes Month. Sponsored by Health Services, Inc. Your hometown provider of Innovative Quality Healthcare.”

December – National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

The holidays area a time for happiness, family, friends, and gift giving. Keep those little ones happy with toys that are safe. Gifts should be age appropriate. Check for small parts, lead and things that might fly out and cause blindness, a major consideration for small children. Is the gift impact resistant? Check for ATSM on the label. It means it met the American Society for Testing Materials standards. Joy to world! Enjoy the season safely. Sponsored by Health Services, Inc. Your hometown provider of Innovative Quality Healthcare.” Learn more HERE

January – National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

“Give you and your baby the best chance for a healthy life. Book an appointment with your healthcare provider AS SOON AS you believe you may be pregnant or are thinking about becoming pregnant. Make sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations. Avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs and take a minimum of 400 micrograms daily of folic acid. Sponsored by Health Services, Inc. Your hometown provider of Innovative Quality Healthcare.” Learn more HERE

February – National Children’s Dental Health Month

Hey Mom and Dad, did you know tooth decay can start in infants as soon as teeth start to appear? One of the risk factors early childhood carries is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to sugar laden- liquids such as fruit juice, milk, or formula. To avoid additional risk, be sure your infant finishes their bottle before going to bed. Sponsored by Health Services, Inc. Your hometown provider of Innovative Quality Healthcare.” Learn more HERE

March – National Nutrition Month

Good nutrition is vital to good health! Springtime is a great time to re-focus since proper diet and exercise can help prevent and manage chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Plan “make-at-home meals” so you’ll be less likely to give into the temptation of running out for fast food! Sponsored by Health Services, Inc. Your hometown provider of Innovative Quality Healthcare.”

April – Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Evidence shows that children raised without abuse and instead in safe, stable, and nurturing environments are more likely to enjoy good physical and mental health, succeed academically and socially, and contribute to economic prosperity for everyone. Child abuse and neglect prevention is possible. Sponsored by Health Services, Inc. Your hometown provider of Innovative Quality Healthcare.” Learn more HERE


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