Health Department Articles

Birth Control You Get and Forget!

Pregnancy prevention is a priority for many couples, but selecting a method that is effective AND easy to manage is sometimes harder than they anticipate.  Contraceptive pills are very effective, but only if taken correctly- and that means taking the pill every single day, at about the same time every day.  Busy teenagers and adults sometimes find their schedules unpredictable and sometimes don’t remember to take their pill, or take it at a very different time than normal.Read More »

Public Health Urges Prenatal Immunization to Combat Pertussis Risk

Montgomery County Health Department today warns parents about the continued dangers of pertussis (whooping cough).  “Vaccinated mothers pass protective antibodies to their infants during pregnancy,” said Mary Perez, Health Director.  “Right now, it’s estimated that fewer than half of all pregnant women in North Carolina are vaccinated against whooping cough. We need to increase that number to help improve the health of our children and of our communities.”Read More »