Public Health Department Promotes School Vaccinations; Offers Special Clinics (Health Information)

Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division is reminding parents of the importance of vaccinations for all their children, especially for school entry in August. “Our state requires certain vaccinations for school entry, including college,” states Vonda Pabon, RN, Nurse Manager. “Since serious illness and disease can strike any child, at…

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Two Child Drownings and Two Near-Drownings in the Past Three Weeks, Water Safety Precautions (Health Information)

The Guilford County Child Fatality Prevention Team joins two families mourning their losses. Two children, ages 3 and 15 years old, have drowned in swimming pools since June 26th. Additionally, there have been two near-drownings (non-fatal drownings) in swimming pools involving a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old in separate incidents. Drowning is the leading cause of…

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July – Heat Stress

By: Jalen Atkinson Is summer heat making your work place miserable? Heat stress causes more deaths per year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined! During the summer people face heat rash, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. Here are some tips to help stop heat stress from taking over your summer: If…

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Guilford for Good Launch

By: Catherine Johnson We are launching a new spotlight series this fall titled “Guilford for Good”. We will highlight County employees who are involved in volunteering and/or community efforts that improve the quality of life for Guilford County residents. We are targeting activities that happen outside of one’s normal work schedule.  We invite you to…

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