May 19th is National Hepatitis Testing Day to help bring awareness on this epidemic. Did you know that Hepatitis C is the leading cause of Liver Cancer? Just imagine if you were to get tested today, you could prevent this from possibly happening in the future. Is it worth the simple test to see if you could prevent further health risks to yourself or to loved ones that could possibly have this?
Are you or someone you know at risk for having Hepatitis? Are you unsure if you may have it? Copy and paste the link below to take the quiz to see if you need to contact your doctor about getting tested.
The Bayfield County Health Department is pleased to announce a new community grant opportunity—the Bayfield County Health Infrastructure Grant— available to municipalities and the tribe in Bayfield County! This grant is part of a community wellness initiative that promotes the health infrastructure of Bayfield County, its residents and visitors. The purpose of this grant opportunity is to provide the community with assistance to create the opportunity for a better place to live by supporting infrastructure for physical activity, promoting health and wellness.
Hygiene etiquette involves practices that prevent the spread of illness and disease. A critical time to practice good hygiene etiquette is when you are sick, especially when coughing or sneezing.
One final practice that helps prevent the spread of respiratory disease is avoiding close contact with people who are sick. If you are ill, you should try to distance yourself from others so you do not spread your germs. Distancing includes staying home from work or school when possible. For more information on stopping the spread of germs, please visit CDC’s Good Health Habits for Preventing Seasonal Flu pages.
Health Tips Courtesy of CDC.gov