Welcome to MACCS Health Services!
MACCS Health is an organization that provides a variety of health focused programs to schools and community based organizations servicing children. We are the provider of choice for several Charter schools in the Philadelphia area. Services can be provided on a full or part-time basis and contracts are tailored to fit your needs and your budget. Call for an appointment today.
“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” - A. J. Reb Materi
MACCS is pleased to be working with some of the strongest community institutions in the area. Our growing client roster continues to give us the opportunity to learn from collaboration.
Month of July: Health Observance Topic
International Group B Strep Awareness Month
July Observance 2016
Summer officially kicks off in the month of July. July is also known as International Group B Strep Awareness Month. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the digestive and lower reproductive tracts of both men and women of all ages which can cause illness - more severe cases occur in newborn. According to the CDC, the most commonly caused illnesses in newborns are sepsis (infection of the blood), pneumonia (infection of the lungs), and meningitis (infection of the fluid and lining around the brain and spinal cord). According to Group B Strep International, here are some of the ways to help protect babies from Group B Strep can include:
- Ask to have a urine culture for GBS and other bacteria done at your first prenatal visit.
- See your provider promptly for any symptoms of bladder UTI and/or vaginitis symptoms.
- Be weary of bacteria that can be passed between sexual partners, including through oral contact.
For more information on Group B Streptococcus, the symptoms you look out for, and ways to protect your baby both before & after birth, visit the Group B Strep International website.
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