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 prevention, visit HealthyChildren.org.
The Community Health Assessment is a door to door survey to see what residents of Pender County perceive as the biggest issues impacting health and how they view the health of the community. Help your community’s voice be heard as we prioritize and plan for a healthier tomorrow.
*Volunteers age 18 and up needed to assist with a door to door survey about improving the health of your community. Meet at the Pender County Cooperative Extension Conference room, 801 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC 28425
Thursday, March 22nd 9:00am-12:00pm (training) and 1:00-6:00pm
Friday, March 23rd 9:00am –1:00pm and 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, March 24th 9:00am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sign up with link:
*Volunteers must attend training on Thursday to participate in survey. Volunteers do not need to be present all three days. Lunch will be provided. If you drive your own personal vehicle door-to-door and are not reimbursed by your employer, we will reimburse you with a gas card.
Every volunteer will receive a small thank you gift and the opportunity to win a Fitbit! For each day that you help interview your neighbors, your name will be entered into a drawing, so sign up for more days to increase your chances.
For questions, contact Pender County Health Department, Kerrie Bryant at 910-663-3762 or at email@example.com
Several health conditions, your lifestyle, and your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors. About half of all Americans(47%) have at least one of the three key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking.
Some of the risk factors for heart disease cannot be controlled, such as your age or family history. But you can take steps to lower your risk by changing the factors you can control.
Learn more about heart disease risk factors:
The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.
Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. In 2016, 40% all opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid.
BRING YOUR UNUSED MEDICATIONS & JOIN US ON OCTOBER 28th FOR NATIONAL DEA TAKE BACK DAY FROM 10am-2pm
October 28th is National DEA Take-Back Day and we are partnering with numerous organizations in 4 different counties to provide 9 take-back sites from 10a-2p. Take this opportunity to get unused medications out of your home and dispose of them appropriately.
DID YOU KNOW…
• Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse?
• Unused prescription medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold?
• Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply?
• Take-back programs and permanent drop boxes are the best way to dispose of old drugs?
PENDER COUNTY DROP OFF EVENT LOCATIONS:
Pender Memorial Hospital, 507 E. Fremont St., Burgaw &
Island Family Practice, 13567 NC HWY 50 #A, Surf City
For more info, please contact Iris Baker at 910-667-8297
Pender County Utilities Water customers in the central and western areas of the County from NC Highway 11 (Willard), along Highway 117 from the Duplin County Line south to the New Hanover County line, and west of Highway 117 to US 421 served by Pender County Utilities (Rocky Point/Topsail Water & Sewer District) are advised due to an emergency water main break along east Montague Road, periods of low pressure or outages have occurred and will continue for the next 8 to 10 hours until approximately 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Water service will be returned to you as soon as possible upon completion of the repair work.
Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.
Therefore, the Rocky Point/Topsail Water System and the NC Division of Water Resources advise that when water is restored, consumers BOIL ALL WATER used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.
Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.
This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.
This advisory issued on September 20, 2017 by:
Bryan McCabe, Director
Rocky Point/Topsail Water System
Public Water Supply Section
NC Division of Water Resources
Wilmington Regional Office
(910) 796 – 7215
Date Location Time
10/5/17 Topsail Beach – Town Hall 10am-1pm
820 S. Anderson Blvd. Topsail Beach
10/11/17 Surf City – Welcome Center 9am – 1pm
102 N. Shore Dr. Surf City
10/24/17 Topsail Senior Center 9am – 2pm
20959 US Hwy. 17 Hampstead
10/19/17 Pender Adult Services 9am – 3pm
901 S. Walker St. Burgaw
Pender County Health Department
803 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC
Beginning October 15, Shots will be available
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-11:30 am & 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Pender County Health Department ANNEX
15060 U.S. Highway 17, Hampstead, NC
Beginning October 11th Shots will be available
Every 2nd/4th Wednesday as well as all vaccines 12 noon-4:00 pm
*PLEASE BRING YOUR INSURANCE CARDS
*Vaccine is available free of charge for uninsured children 6 months – 18 years
*NASAL MIST IS NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018
Cost with no insurance $40 Regular dose / $65 High dose (65yr. +)
*High dose upon request
For additional information, please call Pender County Health Department 910-259-1230.
Be safe during the solar eclipse today! The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight. Refer to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers page: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters
for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for such products. Please read more about “How to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely”