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    June is Men’s Health Month

    Men's Health Month

    Men’s Health Month is an opportunity to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.  Here’s more about men’s health.

    June is also National Safety Month

    June is National Safety Month

    National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. ​Learn more about National Safety Month.

    June 12-21 is National Men’s Health Week

    National Men's Health Week

    This week is an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek routine health screens, regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

    Here are some facts about men’s health.

    Free Diabetes Class on June 16

    Free class

    Physical Activity and Diabetes.

    Exercise is an important part of your diabetes management plan. This session takes lessons from the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program and discusses ways to make physical activity an enjoyable part of your day. Many of us are too busy, too stressed or lost when it comes to finding recreational activities we enjoy. 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 16, 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 tcdcemail@yahoo.com or call 817-454-4978.  See our new Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration website for more details.

     

    June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day

    Happy World Sickle Cell Day

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. In SCD, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a "sickle." People with SCD can live full lives and enjoy most of the activities that other people do. If you have SCD, it's important to learn how to stay as healthy as possible.

    More about World Sickle Cell Day.

    June 21-27 is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

    Lightning Safety Awareness Week

    Although most lightning occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of year. Lightning kills an average of 49 people in the United States each year, and hundreds more are severely injured. This National Weather Service website provides lots of information about lightning.