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NEWS & ALERTS

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL!

HERE ARE A FEW RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
FROM WI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
to help parents prioritize their children’s health and well-being.

Don’t forget to talk to children of ALL ages about pedestrian safety.

Remind teenage drivers about looking out for pedestrians!

 

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VAPING – WHAT ARE THE ISSUES??

CHECK OUT the latest information from the State Department of Health Services. 

ALERT – Serious acute respiratory distress illness in persons in multiple States who all reported recent vaping.

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PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITOS AND TICKS!

THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT DURING THE WET MONTH WE HAVE HAD THIS YEAR.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

MORE INFORMATION HERE

When enjoying time outdoors, it is important to be aware of ticks and take steps to protect yourself. You can take several steps to “fight the bite” and prevent illnesses spread by ticks, including using personal protection, removing ticks as soon as possible, and getting rid of ticks in your yard. Ticks are typically most active in Wisconsin from May to September, but it is still important to use caution year-round.  Click HERE for more information.

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1 in3 American adults has prediabetes – a condition that places you at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.
But with a few small changes to your EATING HABITS and MORE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, it can often be reversed!
And if you smoke, now is the time to quit and realize the benefits of being smoke-free!!
Learn more about how to reverse prediabetes here

 

MEASLES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Click this link to find out more about measles.  Call the SM/SF Health Department for more information at 414-768-8055.

 

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 Check out the city map to locate a route in your neighborhood!
Routes attempt to follow sidewalks as much as possible.
Southwest Double Loop – 2.26 mi. (1)
Northwest Block Loop – 2.2 mi. (2)
Northeast Block Loop – 1.86 mi. (3)
Grant Park Hike – 4.54 mi. (4)
Oak Leaf via 15th Avenue – 2.27 mi. (5)
Southeast Lakeview Loop – 1.96 mi. (6)
Hills Challenge Loop – 1.81 mi. (7)
Central Downtown and Library Loop – 2.35 mi. (8)

More hiking options in Grant Park and other County Parks may be found on the County Parks website page..to view click here.

 

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Visit the Immunization Requirements to check that your child is up to date on school required immunizations.
Contact the Health Department if you have any questions or need assistance obtaining vaccinations.

Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children form 14 serious diseases before they turn 2 years old. 

Follow the recommended schedule shown here.
For more information, view vaccine fact sheets.

The South Milwaukee Health Department will provide Tdap vaccinations to anyone needing it for $10.  Children needing other vaccinations may receive them at the Health Department if they are on State Insurance, or uninsured.  Please call 414-768-8055 for more information or to make an appointment.

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