Great American Smokeout

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Carson City Health and Human Services encourages tobacco-free living during the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. On November 16, HHS encourages you to commit or recommit to healthy, tobacco-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on November 16, 2017. The most important thing smokers can do to improve their health is to quit cigarettes … Read More

National Opioid Awareness Day

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Get Healthy Carson City Celeste Pierini, Carson City Health and Human Services This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Tuesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.   National Opioid Awareness Day on August 31, 2017 What does Opioid Awareness mean to you? Perhaps it means being aware of the amount of medications you have … Read More

Necrotizing Fasciitis

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What is necrotizing fasciitis? Necrotizing fasciitis (a.k.a. flesh eating infection) is a very rare bacterial skin infection that kills the body’s soft tissue. It spreads quickly, and it is very serious. It is caused by a number of different bacterium including group A strep and staph. How is necrotizing fasciitis spread? Nectorizing fasciitis spreads when the bacteria infects fascia, which … Read More

May 18, 2016: Strong as One. Stronger Together. National Prevention Week for Behavioral Health and/or Substance Abuse Disorders

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This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. This week, Carson City Health & Human Services is observing National Prevention Week (May 15–21) for behavioral health and/or substance abuse disorders, an awareness initiative developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The overall theme for … Read More

May 11, 2016: National Womens’ Health Week

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This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day. This week presents a great opportunity to bring awareness to health issues facing women, and to encourage women of all ages to seek healthcare for routine screenings and chronic issues, adopt … Read More