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Free Class on the Mediterranean Diet – Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

By Lynne Mitchell / May 17, 2017

Rated as a best overall diet by US World & News Report, this class will review the Mediterranean Diet in detail so you can decide if the Mediterranean Diet is right for you.

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May is Strawberry Month

By Lynne Mitchell / May 16, 2017

Enjoy strawberries and boost your nutrition! Strawberries are heart-shaped, red, nutrient powerhouses packed with vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, manganese, folate and potassium.


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Protecting yourself from Zika: What You Need to Know

By Sarah Frantz, MPH, CHES / May 10, 2017

Curious about the Zika virus? The Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division has information you need to know about Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

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Where to find a Farmers Market in Forsyth County

By Lynne Mitchell / May 3, 2017

When you buy local, you are supporting local farmers and growers and keeping money in our community to be reinvested with businesses and services locally. Also, supporting local foods helps to maintain and preserve farmland, green space and the lovely rural character in our community.


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What produce is in season in May?

By Lynne Mitchell / May 2, 2017

From asparagus to zucchini, early summer crops are coming in season in Forsyth County. Now is a good time to get out to a local farmers market to purchase fresh in-season produce.

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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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