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All About Chikungunya

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Chikungunya is an illness caused by a virus that spreads through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of chikungunya are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

Chikungunya disease rarely results in death, but the symptoms can be severe and disabling. Most people who get sick feel better within a week. In some people, the joint pain may last for months or years. If traveling to the Caribbean, prevent mosquito bites. Learn more from the CDC.

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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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Summer Outdoor Safety

Whether you're relaxing in the backyard, turning up your garden, hitting the pool, or exploring the great outdoors, the CDC shares some ways to help keep you and your family healthy this spring and summer.

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Time to Prevent Lyme Disease

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Over 25,000 cases of Lyme disease among Americans will be reported this year. Before any outdoor activities, make tick bite prevention part of your outdoor plans.

What you can do:

  • protect yourself from tick bites
  • perform daily tick checks
  • remove attached ticks quickly and correctly
  • be alert for fever or rash
  • prevent ticks on animals
  • create tick-safe zones in your yard

Learn how from the CDC.

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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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