• Quit Tobacco or Vaping!
     
    Quitting tobacco or vaping is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health and the health of a loved one. If you are looking for local programs to help you quit, please click on the following link: Tobacco Cessation and Education Resources in Santa Clara County provided by the Santa Clara County Health Department.
     
     
     
     
     Child with lollipop       How to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
     
    Type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed at an alarming rate among children and adolescents. Being overweight, making unhealthy food choices (poor diet), not being active (lack of exercise) and having a family history of diabetes places children at risk for a disease once thought to affect only adults. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes. Prevention, early detection, and diagnosis are extremely important as type 2 diabetes can be prevented, managed and controlled with healthy lifestyle choices and medication, if needed. Preventing and managing type 2 diabetes may prevent long term damage to the blood vessels in the heart, kidneys, eyes, and nerves. For more information on warning signs and what you can do as a parent, click on the following link: