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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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MAY IS NATIONAL HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE EDUCATION MONTH

Make changes that matter!

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the leading cause of preventable heart disease and stroke death and is second only to smoking as the most common cause of preventable death from any cause. To help gain control of your blood pressure, this May, during National High Blood Pressure Education Month, challenge yourself and loved ones to:

1. Have your blood pressure checked and learn what your numbers mean by using AHA’s interactive blood pressure tool. You will receive practical tips that you use to take action immediately.

2. Take simple steps to control your numbers. Work with your love ones to kickstart a new healthy habit – move more (find a physical activity you enjoy), eat smart (strive to eat a well-balanced low salt diet, limit alcohol) and be well (manage stress, practice mindfulness).

CONTACT THE SOUTH MILWAUKEE/ST. FRANCIS HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED TODAY!  CALL 414-768-8055.

MAY 17 IS WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY

Do you know your blood pressure numbers and what they mean? If you don’t, today’s the day to #CheckIt and use AHA’s new interactive blood pressure tool to learn your risk. #WorldHypertensionDay

© Copyright 2019 American Heart Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. All rights reserved.

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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

AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT TICKS!!

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

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SCHOOL NEWS

Better Health=Better Learners. Having healthy choices at school helps keep our children healthy and ready to learn. The school wellness policy helps our school create an action plan for nutrition and physical activity at school.  Parents can share their opinions and help make sure the policy is meeting the needs of our students. Please check out our school wellness policy at http://www.sdsm.k12.wi.us/for_families/school_nutrition/resources.

 

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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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