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Enterovirus in the Midwest

Enterovirus D68 has been affecting the Midwest. A total of 82 people in six states have been confirmed to have respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. Learn the signs, symptoms and the facts and get answers to your most frequently asked questions.

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Be Smart, Take Part in National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month begins September 1! America's PrepareAthon! is a new national community-based campaign for action that focuses on increasing emergency preparedness through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises. This year’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” Be informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.

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September 21-27 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week

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Falls are a serious public health problem. Falling, and the fear of falling, can lead to depression and hopelessness, loss of mobility, and loss of functional independence. Learn more about preventing falls.

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Project Healthy Bones

Project Healthy Bones is a 24-week exercise and education program for older women and men at risk for, or who have osteoporosis. Find out where to participate in Morris County.

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Preventable Deaths in America

Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of the five leading US causes are preventable. The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injuries. Together they accounted for 63 percent of all U.S. deaths in 2010, with rates for each cause varying greatly from state to state.

Chart of Preventable Diseases

Learn more from the CDC.

 

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973-631-5484
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