Be Tick Safe!
Lyme disease is an illness caused by bacteria that is carried by infected ticks. This infection can cause a variety of symptoms and, if left untreated, can be severe. Lyme disease is spread to people by the bite of an infected tick and is not spread from person to person.
To prevent Lyme disease, it is important to avoid tick bites. Examples of prevention measures include avoiding wooded areas with dense shrubs and leaf litter, wearing protective clothing, using insect repellents, performing tick checks, mowing lawns, dumping standing water on properties, and keeping shrubs trimmed.
Don’t let a tick make your sick! Protect yourself and your family. Learn more from the New Jersey Department of Health.
Stay Sun Safe!
Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly.
When spending time outdoors, simple options — like staying in the shade, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and a long-sleeved shirt, and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher — can lower your chances of getting skin cancer and protect against signs of sun damage such as wrinkles and age spots. Learn how to stay sun safe!
The Opioid epidemic in New Jersey is recognized as a public health crisis. Find resources to help end this crisis and save lives at www.reachnj.gov.
To see the impact of opioid usage in New Jersey, visit NJCares.gov, a real-time dashboard of opioid-related data and information.