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Ebola Information- What you should know. Colorectal Cancer Heart Safe Community
Ebola Information- What you should know. Due to recent developments with a few health care workers in the United States contracting the Ebola virus many individuals have become concerned about infection risk involving this virus.  
Colorectal Cancer Free Colorectal Screenings will soon be offered to those who qualify. If you’re 50+ talk to your physician about screening!
Heart Safe Community The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Department for Public Health (DPH) announced today that Montgomery County is the next Kentucky county to earn the designation HeartSafe Community, an honor set aside for communities that have met criteria to better respond to cardiac arrests.

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Healthy Herp Handling

Healthy reptiles and amphibians may carry Salmonella germs, which can make people sick.  But there’s good news!  You can help keep yourself healthy around your pet reptiles and amphibian.s
A most important Rule:

  • Always wash your hand thoroughly after handling reptiles and amphibians, and anything in the area where they live or roam such as their food or equipment.

There’s no Place like Home

  • Keep your reptiles and amphibians in a  habitat designed especially for them.  Don’t let them roam around the home.

Outta the Kitchen

  • Keep your reptiles and amphibians and their equipment out  of the kitchen or anywhere food is prepared or served.

No Nuzzling or Kissing

  • That’s a no-no…you can get germs this way.

Protect the Innocent

  • Reptiles and amphibians are not recommended for children under the age of five.

Follow these safe handling steps and enjoy your pets.     Pet Industry Advisory Council


Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood

Friends of Early Childhood,
Parents, families and caregivers can help their children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, every-day tasks and activities.
The KYGOEC’s Monthly Message series covers information and ideas on how to help children develop in their earliest years.
This month, we talk about your baby’s growing brain. Click the link below to view and share the message online or download the document.
Thank you for taking the time share the monthly message from The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood and the Early Childhood Advisory Council.
Terry Tolan
Governor’s Office of Early Childhood

Kynect: Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection

Kynect makes it easy to find health insurance for you, your family or your business.  Kynect is an unbiased online service, similar to the kind you use to buy airline tickets or book a hotel.  Kynect allows you to compare and select insurance plans.  Click here to visit kynect.

Americans who’ve started applying for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act but can’t complete the process by the March 31 enrollment deadline will be given an extension.

The Obama administration announced the extension Tuesday evening, March 25th, partly out of concern that the federal registration website,, could become overwhelmed as last-minute registrants scrambled to meet the original March 31 deadline or face a penalty in the form of a tax, the Washington Post reported.

To qualify for the extension, people simply check a blue box on the website indicating that they’d tried to sign up for insurance before the deadline. This method will be based on the honor system, the Post reported.

Open enrollment for 2014 is November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.


Free Breastfeeding Class

For Expecting Moms (and Dads!)

Breastfeeding 411 covers newborn baby behavior, how breastfeeding works, managing challenges in the early weeks, and pumping and storing mother’s milk.  It is taught by Regina Harrison, MS, RD, LD and certified Lactation Consultant with the Montgomery County Health Department.

For more information call Regina at

(859) 497-2410

For more information about breastfeeding visit the Kentucky Department of Public Health


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