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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional to make sure your children get the vaccinations they need when they need them. If you haven’t already, check your child’s immunization record and schedule a visit to their physician or clinic. Doing so now will avoid a potential last‐minute rush and will help make sure there are no surprises on the first day back to school. To learn more about Immunizations check out the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines.

Celebrate National Kids Day! ‐ August 5, 2018

The mission of National Kids Day is to encourage the nation’s adults—parents, grandparents, relatives, neighbors, teachers, and other caregivers—to spend more meaningful time with America’s children. In this way, we can build a nation of strong, resilient, happy children who know that they are loved by caring adults and can enjoy just being kids!

New Issue of the SMC Newsletter is Now Available

Summer 2018 issue of the SMC newsletter Sakakawea Dispatch is now available. Keep up with what is happening at your community hospital!

FREE Health Education Seminar — Monday, May 21st

Please Join Us! Dr. Shiraz Hyder, Neurologist at CHI St. Alexius Health, will give a free presentation regarding understanding the signs and symptoms of stroke and recommendations to help decrease your risk factors. Presentation begins at 12:00 noon at the Sakakawea Medical Center Conference Room, in Hazen, ND. We will also be serving a free light lunch during the presentation. Registration is required. Email mschulz@smcnd.org or call Marcie at 7017487287 to register.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

With more than 3.3 million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and highly treatable when detected early. Sunscreen alone is not enough, seek the shade and cover up with clothing, a hat and sunglasses. Examine your skin and see your physician every year for a skin exam.