May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month.
Hepatitis, a group of diseases that affect the liver, is a leading cause of liver cancer, affecting an estimated 4.4 million Americans. Tarrant County Public Health provides information and vaccinations against hepatitis.
Visit the Hepatitis Web page on healthfinder.gov to learn more about hepatitis.
Learn more about National High Blood Pressure Education Month by visiting the National Institutes of Health Web site.
May 20 Ė 26 is Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week. Cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease caused by a water-borne parasite, has been a local health concern for the past few years. Our "No Crypto" campaign provides important information to help people remain aware of the disease and know what to do to prevent it.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also provides further tips for healthy swimming and recreational water safety.
May 24 is Heat Safety Awareness Day. It is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. Tarrant County Public Health will issue information and warnings as needed during the coming months, should temperatures warrant.
On Monday, May 27, all Public Health offices and clinics will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable deaths as well as a proven cause of cancer. Tarrant County Public Health provides tobacco prevention education for both parents and youth to help them further understand how tobacco affects a personís health.
To learn more about World No Tobacco Day, visit the World Health Organizationís Tobacco Free Initiative Web site.
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