Health & Human Services News

RECALL ALERT!

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and […]

Pender County Community Health Forum

YOU’RE INVITED! Pender County conducts a Community Health Assessment every four years to identify the health status, concerns and resources of the community as part of a strategic health planning process. Please join us to learn more about the health of your community and provide your input! Monday, July 16th, 2018  Burgaw Public Library from […]

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time. These findings are in the latest Vital Signs(https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/index.html) report by […]

RECALL ALERT: Rose Acre farms has issued the largest egg recall since 2010 after multiple salmonella illnesses in several states.

 Rose Acre farms has issued the largest egg recall since 2010 after multiple salmonella illnesses in several states. NC is affected by the recalls and the illnesses. These eggs were sold direct to consumers, in store brand containers, but also in cases direct to food establishments. The full recall notice is below.   https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm604640.htm

Helping Parents Recognize the Signs of Teen Depression

All teenagers can be moody from time to time, but for some kids, sadness, fatigue or anxiety could be signs of depression. In this public service announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics,  Shelly Flais, MD, FAAP, offers advice for parents who may be concerned about their teen. Depression can be treated. For more information on suicide […]

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