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Burnout: An Ever-Present Danger for Nurses

by DR. JOY JACKSON The pandemic has illuminated a longstanding issue faced by healthcare workers...

Medical Advice: Seniors at Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

by DR. JOY JACKSON One of the most common health concerns people have as they...

Know the ABCs of Safe Sleep for Babies

by DR. JOY JACKSON A crucial responsibility in caregiving for infants is ensuring their safety...

Heart Attacks Manifest Differently in Women

by DR. JOY JACKSON The predominantly held belief that heart disease mostly affects men is...

Prioritize Preventive Health in the New Year

by DR. JOY JACKSON During the start of a new year, people typically make promises...

Navigating the Holidays: Prioritizing Mental Health and Reducing Stress

by DR. JOY JACKSON The holiday season is a joyful time for celebration with family...

Tips for Managing Diabetes During the Holiday Season

by DR. JOY JACKSON The holidays are upon us. In addition to the camaraderie of...

Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk Through Lifestyle Choices

by DR. JOY JACKSON In the United States, breast cancer remains the second-most-common cancer amongst...

Working to Alleviate Child Food Insecurity in Polk County

by DR. JOY JACKSON September is Hunger Action Month — a time to end hunger...

Breastfeeding Nurtures Mother and Baby

by DR. JOY JACKSON Breastfeeding continues to be the optimal source of nutrition for infants...

Shield Your Skin in the Sun

by DR. JOY JACKSON Summer has arrived, bringing school breaks, hot weather, and the sun’s...

Men More Likely to Be Diagnosed With HIV

In Polk County, rates of new HIV diagnoses among men have been on the rise...

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DOH Director of Nursing Discusses the Nature of Public Health, Outreach For National Nurses Week...

Proactive Measures Can Help Prevent Falls

by Dr. JOY JACKSON, MD, Director of DOH-Polk A peril of aging is the increased...

The Right Precautions Can Keep Kids Safe Around Pets

We love our pets and treat them like members of the family. More than half...

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Know the Heart Disease Risk Factors for Black Americans  February is both American Heart Month...

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The New Year Is a Great Time to De-Stress Just like tomorrow is a new...

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Marking World AIDS Day With Education Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been observed internationally...

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Diabetes Affects More Than 37 Million Americans What is Diabetes?You or someone you know probably...

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Take a Stand Against Breast Cancer by Dr. JOY JACKSON, MD, Director of DOH-Polk Getting...

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World Rabies Day September 28 is World Rabies Day, a day dedicated to raise awareness...

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 Stay Safe From the Summer Heat...

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