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    July is International Group B Strep Awareness (GBS) Month

    GBS (Group B Strep)

    Group B Strep (GBS), is the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) GBS can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.

    Get the facts about GBS.

    Free Diabetes Class on July 21

    Free Diabetes Class

    Diabetes and Eating Healthy. Learn about how to make healthy food choices and make a food plan that works with your diabetes management. Get some great ideas on what to eat, when to eat and how to plan your day. Whether you are pre-diabetic, recently diagnosed with diabetes or have been managing diabetes for a while, this class will be beneficial for you. The goal is to help participants take steps toward better health.

    This class takes place Tuesday, June 21, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building, Tarrant County Public Health (corner of Rosedale and Main Street); 1101 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

    Please RSVP at or call 817-454-4978. 

    See the new Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration website for more details.

    July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

    World Hepatitis Day

    Worldwide, 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C. Every year 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis and yet all of these deaths could be prevented. With better awareness and understanding of how we can prevent hepatitis we can eliminate this disease and save 4,000 lives a day.

    Learn more about World Hepatitis Day.