Wash Away Germs this Holiday Season and into the New Year

By Renee Dotson, County Extension Coordinator:  The holidays are here and with Christmas just a few days away, it’s a good time to remind you that winter is cold and flu season. While these are very different illnesses, its prime time to get them and both are easily spread between family members. In addition to getting a flu shot (as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), diligent hand washing can prevent the spread of germs at home.  If you haven’t read one of my articles on hand…

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Mobile Mammograms offered at Family Connections

The newest service offered at Family Connection is a partnership with the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center/CHI Memorial Hospital. The mobile mammography services will be available here at Family Connection on Thursday, January 12. It’s time now to make appointments and to work on the financial aid packet for women who are in need. Most women who have no insurance or who are under-insured will qualify for free services through the financial aid plan.  

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