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News Community Summer safety topic of June’s Ladies Night Out

At the upcoming June 28 Ladies Night Out program, the topic will be summer safety. With summer just around the corner, everyone should be aware that disease-carrying pests are on the rise.

Spring rains and warmer weather provide the perfect setting for mosquitoes and ticks. These pests are not only a nuisance but they can make people seriously ill. They can carry diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, La Crosse encephalitis, and West Nile virus.

In 2009, North Carolina reported more than 450 cases of tick-borne diseases to the Centers for Disease Control.

The Ladies Night Out speaker will be Stan Polanski, Physician Assistant at Macon County Public Health.

Ladies Night Out is a partnership between Macon County Public Health and Angel Medical Center to provide free monthly programs on a variety of health topics for women with an emphasis on the importance of regular health screenings.

The Franklin Bi-Lo and the Fatz of Franklin are corporate sponsors of the programs and provides snacks and door prizes each month. These programs are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at AMC.

For more information about Ladies Night Out, call Jennifer Hollifield at (828)349-2439.

Pictured are the May 24th Ladies Night Out Door Prize winners, (L-R) Lillian Labors, Connie Rehling, Faye Dooley, Louetta Smith, Margie Mason, Carol Adams and Leona McMahan.

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