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Stay cool this summer and
avoid heat-related illness.

DHHS Urges Caution During Extreme Heat

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Learn how to keep cool during a heat wave. Learn the symptoms of heat-related illness.

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Join us on Friday, August 4, at the Park at Flat Rock to celebrate and support breastfeeding. This FREE event, from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon, includes live music, food and drinks, giveaways, and raffles for gift certificates to local restaurants, massages, gift baskets, and event tickets. For more information, call Lori Bradley at (828) 694-6028.

Are you ready to quit smoking?

A FREE Freedom from Smoking Program begins Tuesday, August 15, from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m., in the Kaplan Auditorium at the Henderson County Main Library. The program includes 7 weekly meetings, a Quit Kit, and a resource book. To register or for more information, contact Beverly Levinson at (828) 694-6005.

Don't let mosquitoes or ticks bug you!

Take measures now to eliminate mosquito breeding areas and reduce the likelihood of mosquito bites.

While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant during these warmer months when ticks are most active.

Tick ID | How to safely remove a tick

What is Naloxone?

An opioid is a powerful prescription pain medication, often given after surgery. Naloxone is a medication used to treat an opioid overdose by reversing the effects of opioids. Is Naloxone something you should have on hand? Learn more.

Be food-safe this summer—protect yourself from food-borne illness.

Anybody can get food poisoning, but most people don’t think about food safety until they or someone they know gets sick after eating contaminated food. Learn more about protecting yourself.

Canine influenza

Canine influenza (CI) is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs. Contact your veterinarian if you suspect that your pet is sick.

For updates about CI, visit NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Canine Influenza: Pet Owners' Guide

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Find help or a community service by dialing 2-1-1 any time 24 hours a day, 365 days.This call is free, confidential and available in any language.

Call Vaya Health at 1-800-849-6127 for services and support for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

QuitlineNC is for North Carolinians ready to quit smoking. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669. QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).


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Last updated July 20, 2017