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Recall: Dole Baby Spinach

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach. The products being recalled are 6 oz. Dole Baby Spinach bag, Lot code W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2), and 10 oz. Dole Baby Spinach clamshell, Lot code W203010 (UPC code 0-71430-00016-8), both with Use-by dates of 08-05-2019, due to a possible…
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Free Prostate Cancer Screening

There will be a free prostate cancer screening on Wednesday, September 18th from 5-7 p.m. at Simmons Cancer Institute-SIU School of Medicine. Registration is required. See flyer for details.
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Free Naloxone Kits

Anyone that has an opioid use disorder, misuses prescription opiates, takes high doses of opioids prescribed for pain relief, or uses heroin is at risk for an opioid overdose. Care givers, family, friends, and community members can help prevent overdoses by carrying naloxone. To find out how to get a free kit, please call (217)…
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Gold Awards

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) is pleased to announce the 2018 “Gold Award” recipients. This is the 21st year this award has been presented to Sangamon County food service establishments which have demonstrated superior commitment to food safety. The Gold Awards include all types of food service establishments except for seasonal and temporary…
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Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health23 hours ago
Although heart palpitations can be worrisome, they're usually harmless. In rare cases, they can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition, such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that might require treatment. Find out more about symptoms, risk factors, and talking to you doctor at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-palpitations/symptoms-causes/syc-20373196 .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health2 days ago
Who Should Carry Naloxone?

People currently taking high doses of opioids as prescribed for pain
People misusing prescription opioids
People using opioids such as heroin or fentanyl
Care providers
Family and Friends of people who have an opioid use disorder
Community members who come into contact with people at risk for opioid overdose
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health3 days ago
From infants and toddlers to school-aged kids and teens, parents want to know how many hours of sleep are recommended. While it's true that sleep needs vary from one person to another, there are some very reasonable, science-based guidelines to help you determine whether your child is getting the sleep they need to grow, learn, and play. Visit: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/sleep/Pages/Healthy-Sleep-Habits-How-Many-Hours-Does-Your-Child-Need.aspx
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health4 days ago
Do you know if you need any vaccinations? Vaccines are recommended for adults based on age, health conditions, job, and other factors. Fill out this quick assessment to find out which vaccines might be right for you: https://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultimmsched/ .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health5 days ago
Each year, about 14 million people become newly infected with HPV, which can cause certain cancers. Learn why all kids should get two shots of HPV vaccine 6-12 months apart, at ages 11-12: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/vaccine.html
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health6 days ago
FREE Vaccines at the State Fair!