Are You at Risk for Hepatitis A, What You Need to Know

Continued Increase in Hepatitis A Cases in Southeast Michigan Public health officials and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are continuing to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in the city of Detroit, and counties of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne.  “Together with our local health partners, we are increasing outreach to vulnerable populations to raise awareness and promote vaccination of hepatitis A,” said Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive of MDHHS. “Those … [Read more...]

CPR Training Offered by the Oakland Township Fire Department

  Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for CPR Training at Fire Station #2 The Oakland Township Fire Department offers two types of certified American Heart Association CPR classes (both will train and prepare you to receive a 2-year certification card upon completion): Heartsaver CPR, AED, Choking for Adult, Child and Infant 4 hours on selected Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (available THIS Saturday) $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents Heartsaver … [Read more...]

Health Division seeks nominees for Breastfeeding-Friendly Place Award

The Oakland County Health Division Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is seeking nominations for its 3rd Annual Breastfeeding-Friendly Place Award. Awards will honor Oakland County pediatrician offices, employers, and businesses that are taking extra steps to support breastfeeding mothers. Complete an online nomination form at www.oakgov.com/health. Award nomination entries are due Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. "Businesses, employers, and pediatrician offices that support … [Read more...]

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Voluntarily Recalls Smokeless Tobacco Products

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Voluntarily Recalls Certain Smokeless Tobacco Products Manufactured at its Franklin Park, IL Facility U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) is voluntarily recalling certain of its smokeless tobacco products, listed in the chart below, manufactured at USSTC’s facility in Franklin Park, IL. USSTC has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the recall and is working with federal authorities on this matter. USSTC initiated the recall after receiving eight … [Read more...]

Whooping Cough Increase in Michigan Prompts Health Advisory

Increase in Whooping Cough Prompts Health Advisory The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Oakland County Health Division are issuing a health advisory following an increase in the number of identified pertussis cases, commonly referred to as whooping cough. Anyone exposed to pertussis and displaying symptoms should be evaluated by a doctor to determine if antibiotics are needed. Infants younger than 12 months are at greatest risk. "The State of Michigan is reporting an … [Read more...]

Potential Hepatitis A Exposure in Frozen Strawberries

The Oakland County Health Division is working cooperatively on the nationwide frozen strawberry recall and continues to focus on providing the most current information received from its federal and state partners to ensure the health of our residents. Hepatitis A was detected in frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and distributed to restaurants and other food service establishments nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Health Division contacted commercial … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Arms Residents with Free Flu Shots

Flu Shot Clinic hosted at City Hall Auditorium The City of Rochester Hills has partnered with the Visiting Nurse Association to bring a community flu shot clinic to City Hall on Thursday, October 20 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This community flu shot clinic is held each year to provide a convenient way for residents to get vaccinated. The shots will be provided by the Visiting Nurse Association, which accepts Blue Care Network, HAP (except Cigna plans), Priority Health, Health Plus of … [Read more...]

Health Division Kicks Off Flu Season

The Oakland County Health Division has launched their annual flu vaccination program, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced. The flu vaccine guards against as many as four flu viruses which are most likely to occur this season. “Our goal is to keep our residents healthy this flu season,” Patterson said. “We urge them to take the necessary precautions against the flu including getting vaccinated.” Flu shots are available for $25 at both Health Division clinics in Pontiac and … [Read more...]

Get Rid of Mosquito Breeding Sites

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Cider Mill Hike

Next Tuesday, Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media, will join The Midweek Meanders walking group to lead a hike in Oakland Township and the Village of Goodison to visit two of the area's cider mills. Free and open to all. Meet at 10:30 a.m. under the large covered porch at the Paint Creek Cider Mill building at 4480 Orion Road, Oakland Twp. (about 2 1/2 miles north from Rochester Road). Paint Creek Cider Mill (lots of free parking) is a large cedar building. From there we'll explore the new … [Read more...]