October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Early Detection saves lives!
www/bccstexas.com Or call 211
REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR BREAST CANCER:
AGE 40 & OLDER
* ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM AND CLINICAL BREAST EXAM
*AGE 20-39
Clinical breast exam every  1-3 years
Additional Recommendations
*Talk to your doctor if you have a family  history of breast cancer.
Report any breast changes to your doctor
Maintain a healthy weight
Exercise regularyly
Reduce the amount of alcohol you drink
Do not use tobacco products
NO HEALTH INSURANCE?
Texas Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS)
The BCCS program provides:
Free or low cost mammograms and clinical breast examinations to low-income women who have no health insurance. Visit WWW.bccstexas.com or call 2-1-1 to find a clinc.


 

 




The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released new provisional recommendations for the Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for pregnant women.  All pregnant women should receive a dose of Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy or immediately postpartum, regardless of the patient's prior history of receiving Tdap.

 


 


 

The Milam County Health Department is open until 6:00 pm on the first Monday of every month.

 


 

Please visit our Health Alerts Page for Immunization Schedules

 

 

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OUR MISSION IS TO INCREASE IMMUNIZATION LEVELS AND IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE CITIZENS BY PROVIDING SERVICES, VACCINES, EDUCATION, DISEASE INTERVENTION, AND ASSISTANCE IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO ENCOURAGE VOLUNTEERISM AND TEAMWORK BETWEEN THE PUBLIC, PROFESSIONAL AND PRIVATE SECTORS.  WE ACCOMPLISH THIS WHILE BEING ACCOUNTABLE TO FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDELINES AND THE TAXPAYERS OF THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.

 

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