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May is Asthma Awareness Month. Learn the 5 ways to better asthma control.
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Roughly 1 in 4 teens is pregnant by 20.
May is Injury Prevention Month. Anchor It! Get on top of it before they do.
Tick Alert! You can pick up ticks anywhere.
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.
National Women's Health Week is May 13-19, 2018.

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Governor Sununu Proclaims May 2018 Lyme Disease Awareness Month in New Hampshire
May 18, 2018 - On Friday, May 18, 2018, Governor Christopher T. Sununu proclaimed May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in New Hampshire. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness, as an estimated 200,000-400,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. The Governor’s proclamation encouraged residents and visitors to practice Lyme disease prevention strategies.
NH DHHS, NHDES Urge Residents to Test Private Wells for Arsenic
May 9, 2018 - NH has the highest rate of bladder cancer cases in the nation, according to the CDC. One of the leading causes of bladder cancer in the State is exposure to arsenic in private drinking water wells. In recognition of Bladder Cancer Awareness Month in May and Drinking Water Week, DHHS and NHDES encourage people with a private well to reduce their risk of bladder cancer and other health risks associated with arsenic exposure by testing their well water for arsenic every three years and treating the water if needed.
NH DHHS Seeks Public Comment on Plan to Transition Medicaid Expansion Population to Medicaid Managed Care
May 8, 2018 - To continue to provide health insurance coverage for the Medicaid Expansion population while being consistent with current legislation considered by the NH Legislature, DHHS is seeking to amend and extend its current Medicaid expansion waiver.
NH DHHS Urges Public to Properly Dispose of Unused Medication in 14th Annual Drug Take Back Day
April 25, 2018 - On Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., police departments across New Hampshire will participate in the 14th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. DHHS is urging residents to use the opportunity to dispose of unused or expired medication.

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