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Protect Your Eyes During a Solar Eclipse

By Lynne Mitchell / August 17, 2017

A total solar eclipse—when the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible from coast to coast on August 21, 2017. This amazing event lasts only about 2 minutes and is safe to watch, but the partial eclipse that happens before and after can permanently damage your vision. Use proper eye protection for safe viewing!

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Don’t Be a Distracted Driver During the Eclipse

By Lynne Mitchell / August 17, 2017

Aside from damaging your eyes, looking at the eclipse while driving is distracted driving at its worst! Follow these driving tips from AAA and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol:


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Public Health Dental Services are Here to Serve You

By Yalonda Galloway / August 9, 2017

Forsyth County Dental Services are here to serve you. We offer non-clinical community based services and dental services through the Cleveland Ave Dental Center for children and adults.

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Locavore Month is Here!

By Lynne Mitchell / August 2, 2017

Loca…what? A locavore is a person concerned about where their food comes from and tries to only eat locally grown or produced food. The purpose of this challenge is to raise awareness about where our food comes from.


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Public Health Introduces Walk-in Wednesdays!

By Yalonda Galloway / August 1, 2017

Beginning on August 2, 2017, Clinics 1 & 2 at the health department will have walk-in hours EVERY Wednesday. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Closed for Lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.).

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Looking for something new and different to do during the summer months?

By Lynne Mitchell / July 18, 2017

Why not take your family to the Farmers Market! Farmers Markets are fun places for people of all ages.

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