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October 2016 Newsletter

Pike County Health Department - October 2016 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Walk in flu shots
  • 5K Glow Run/Walk
  • Farm Safety for Just Kids
  • Healthy Minds Healthy Lives of Pike County Presents...
  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Tumbler Trivia
  • Mental Health Awareness Support Group
  • October Employee Spotlight

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Pike County Health Department Now Offering Flu Shots During Walk-in Hours

September 9, 2016...The Pike County Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves, co-workers, family and friends by being proactive and getting vaccinated this flu season. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine every year. CDC now recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual influenza “flu” vaccination.

The Pike County Health Department is now offering the vaccinations during Walk-in hours Mondays – Fridays from 8 am-12 pm & 1-4 pm.


Glow Run 2016Save the Date! PCHD Glow Run 5K

PCHD has made the switch, from the annual Zombie Run 5K, to the GLOW RUN! Planned for Saturday, October 29th at the Pike County Fairgrounds with more details to be announced in the upcoming months.

Grab your friends and family, put on your brightest glow sticks, and run or walk the 5K course!

PCHD is excited to help the community in their commitments to a fit and healthy life style in a fun and bright new way.

Keep up to date on details by following PCHD on Facebook or our 5K Run/Walk page. All proceeds will go to help fund PCHD Public Health Initiatives.

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Breastfeeding Newsletter - "Breastfeeding Through The Night"

By Leah Diffey, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

“How is your baby sleeping?”
“Does he sleep through the night yet?”
“Have you thought about giving him cereal so he will sleep through the night?”
“Aren’t you going to train her to sleep so you can get your rest?”

Many new mothers hear questions like these in the first year of their baby’s life.  These questions imply that an infant should sleep through the night as soon as possible which may cause a mom to second guess her baby’s frequent waking, but the research shows that it is normal and healthy for babies to wake throughout the night. This helps with development, bonding, and milk supply. The good news for breastfeeding moms is that they get better sleep than those who supplement. Responding to a baby’s natural night waking with breastfeeding produces a happy and healthy mom and baby!

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