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Initiative for Drug Overdose Prevention

By Tracey Semcer / April 19, 2017

During 2015, drug overdoses accounted for 52,404 U.S. deaths. 33,091 of these deaths involved an opioid. Opioids include prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and others, as well as the illicit drugs heroin and fentanyl.

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Support local foods and eat local year round!

By Lynne Mitchell / April 3, 2017

Broccoli is the vegetable of the month for April. Loved and hated by US presidents, broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and very nutritious. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in several carotenoids, vitamins C, E, and K; folate; and minerals. They also are a good fiber source.


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Nutrition Education Classes in Forsyth County

By Lynne Mitchell / March 16, 2017

The health department and community partner agencies offer a wide-variety of nutrition education classes to the public for no charge.

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Spring Into a Healthy Beginning

By Alexis Lambert / March 13, 2017

Bring in the spring with a healthy start for your family.


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The Stepping Up Program Takes Flight in February.

By Amber Humble / January 19, 2017

The county’s first project from the Stepping Up Initiative aims to reduce recidivism among criminal justice involved females with mental health and substance use issues.

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By Gina / March 1, 2010

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