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Episode 24: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Listen in with special guests Miriam Ruiz and Naomi Trotter from The Crisis Center about domestic violence. This will help to better understand the signs of domestic violence and how to get help that is needed for either yourself or others that may be experiencing any type of domestic violence. This is a great one so listen in!

Episode 23: Breast Cancer Awareness: It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Listen to our health educators Louise and Hillary talk about various types of breast cancer, stages, risk factors, and early detection of breast cancer and overall health!

Episode 22: Alzheimer's Disease and Brain Health Awareness. Listen to our Health Educators Hillary Kelly and Louise Yale discuss the importance of understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Brain Health. Learn the underlying symptoms along with the risk factors and lifestyle changes that could help to prevent you or a loved one from developing this disease.

Episode 21: Skin Cancer Awareness. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Listen to CCHD Health Educators present the dangers and signs of skin cancer and how to keep yourself safe this summer while enjoying the sun!

Episode 20: Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention: Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that affects 54 million women and men over the age of 50. It is known as the "Silent Disease". Listen to get a better understanding of what Osteoporosis is and how individuals can prevent and treat it for a healthy life.

Episode 19: Crisis Center Foundation. Join CCHD Health Educators Louise and Hillary with special guests Ana and Grace from the Crisis Center Foundation speaking about the services they provide for our community and how to get assistance if needed.

Episode 18: Stress Management and Maternal Mental Health: Listen to our Health Educators talk about the various types of stress, how to manage and reduce stress, resources available, along with Maternal Mental Health during and after pregnancy.

Episode 17: Severe Weather Awareness. It's Springtime!! And with that comes the threat of severe weather. Learn from our CCHD Health Educators what to look out for, how to prepare, and the best ways to stay safe during this severe weather season!

Episode 16: Allergies! It's coming up on Allergy season. Learn about all the allergies that many people can experience and how you can get through this allergy season in good health.

Episode 15: Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Listen as Health Educator Hillary Kelly gives insight on what colorectal cancer is and how individuals can reduce their risks and increase prevention.

Episode 14: Physical Activity & Exercise: CCHC Health Educators discuss physical activity and exercise! Listen to understand what physical activity and exercise is along with current recommendations and examples of how everyone, at any age, can incorporate physical activity or exercise into their everyday lives.

Episode 13: Heart Health with Suzanne Filbert. February is American Heart Month! We talk with CCHC Nurse Practitioner Suzanne Filbert about cardiovascular disease, the causes, and what we can do to prevent heart disease and live a very long heart healthy life!

Episode 12: Cervical Cancer. Listen as we talk with Emily Eichelberger, CCHC Nurse Practitioner, about cervical cancer, steps for screenings, prevention, and treatments.

Episode 11: MAR Program with Rebecca Ridgeway: Rebecca joins the healthcast team to educate and inform us on the Cass County Health Clinic's MAR Program for opioid and substance addiction.

Episode 10: Nutritional Needs for a Healthier Lifestyle

Episode 9: Cass County Health Department offers a number of services to our community members that some might not even know of. Listen to learn all the services that CCHD provides for residents in the Cass County area.

Episode 8: Teegan Lund, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, speaks about what skills we can implement to help regulate our emotions during this time of year.

Episode 7: Diabetes - Education and information of what diabetes is, how it affects both men and women, and how to prevent and manage the disease.

Episode 6: Women's Health Screenings - Discussion, information, and awareness of important women's health screenings for overall health and well being.

Episode 6 Transcripts / Transcripciones del episodio 6

Episode 5: Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program-- A Quick Conversation with Jesse Franklin, a Navigator with IBCCP

Episode 4: Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment-- A quick conversation with CCHC's Sarah Christian to discuss health insurance options on the marketplace

Episode 3: Children's Dental Month-- A quick conversation on how to take care of your children's teeth with dental hygienist Jenn Plunk.

Episode 2: Heart Health Month -- A quick conversation with CCHC's Dr. Dirck Curry about how to keep your heart healthy.

Cass County Health Department Prepares for Upcoming Census

Listen to Cass County Health Department's Public Health Coordinator Andrew English answer common questions about the 2020 Census.

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