Posts With Keyword ‘Lynn Fisher’

Still Time to Get Flu Shots

Posted: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Now is the time for flu season and area health officials are reminding residents to get the proper protection from the illness.  

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Plenty of Flu Shots Available

Posted: Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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October is the beginning of flu season and now is the time to get protected from the illness.  

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Report Shows Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure

Posted: Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control shows more than half of Americans with high blood pressure don’t have it under control.  

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Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Posted: Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 6:26 am

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With tomorrow being the first day of fall, Iowa is joining 45 other states in a special observance.  

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Recent Study Shows Strokes Can Cause Disability

Posted: Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A recent study shows that a mini stroke can lead to a serious disability and doctors frequently say those strokes are too mild to treat.  

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Local Participation in a Nationally Recognized Statewide Program

Posted: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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A statewide program that was held locally last year, has received national recognition.  

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Child Immunizations Need to be Current as School Year Starts

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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As the new school year approaches, parents need to remember to have their children’s shot records current.  

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Adults Encouraged to Get Pertussis Vaccine

Posted: Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the number of cases of pertussis or whooping cough in the US is the worst it has been for the last 50 years.  

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Ways to Stay Healthy on Hot Days

Posted: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 6:24 am

With the temperatures still expected to be hot over the next few days, there are steps that can be taken to be safe in the heat.  

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Staying Healthy on Hot Days

Posted: Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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With the temperatures expected to be hot over the summer, there are steps that can be taken to be safe in the heat.  

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Ways to Prevent Falls and Injuries

Posted: Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at 6:27 am

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A summit was held in Des Moines yesterday to discuss fall prevention.  

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Disease Spreading in Iowa but Not Locally

Posted: Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The warm winter and spring has helped a virus to spread across Iowa.  

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May is Stroke Prevention Month

Posted: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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According to the Iowa Department of Public Health stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Iowa prompting the need to bring awareness of the problem throughout the month of May.  

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Whooping Cough Cases Continue to Increase

Posted: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The number of reported cases of pertussis or whooping cough so far this year shows a large increase over this time last year.  

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Flu Season Has Begun

Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Flu season has officially started. The first cases of influenza have started to pop up in Iowa.

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Taskforce Celebrates Anniversary

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Obesity Prevention Task Force is celebrating their first anniversary today.  

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Immunization Update 2011 Registrations Due Today

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Registrations for a seminar coming up for healthcare staff are being accepted through today.  

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Immunization Update 2011 Registrations Still Being Accepted

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Registrations for a seminar coming up for healthcare staff are still being accepted.  

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Obesity Task Force Campaign Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Washington County Public Health is hosting another task force tomorrow to focus on obesity in the county.  

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Easter Egg Safety

Posted: Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Washington County Public Health is passing along safety tips to help everyone better enjoy their Easter and spring festivities.  

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