Posts With Keyword ‘Washington County Public Health’

Pertussis Vaccines Recommended

Posted: Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The cold and flu aren’t the only things you need to worry about this winter.

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Area Workplaces Receiving Health Evaluations

Posted: Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Washington County Public Health is conducting Workplace Health Assessments at local businesses.

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Falls Sent 1.6 Million to ER Last Year

Posted: Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 at 6:22 am

With winter upon us, the number of falls due to icy conditions will be on the increase.

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Falls Sent 1.6 Million to ER Last Year

Posted: Saturday, December 28th, 2013 at 6:23 am

With winter upon us, the number of falls due to icy conditions will be on the increase.

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Vision Screening Requirements to Begin Next Year

Posted: Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A new state law will require vision screenings for students entering certain grades.

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Vision Screening Requirements to Begin Next Year

Posted: Sunday, August 18th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A new state law will require vision screenings for students entering certain grades.

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Nurses Recognized Nationally for Contribution to Society

Posted: Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Nurses are being recognized for the work they do this week.

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Free Tdap Booster Clinics to be Held at Washington County Schools

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Due to new state requirements, your student may need proof of a booster shot that protects against three dangerous diseases for next school year.

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Public Health Department Outlines New Vaccination Requirements

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

Students that will be entering the seventh grade later this year will need to have an additional vaccination.  

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Peak of Flu Season Yet to Come

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:24 am

While flu season hits its peak on the East Coast and in the South, the worst may be yet to come in southeastern Iowa.

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Flu Activity Continues to Rise

Posted: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 6:25 am

As we get closer to the usual peak of flu season, the disease’s activity is picking up.

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Bad Start to Flu Season

Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Flu season is in full swing in Iowa and is shaping up to be much worse than last year.

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National Rural Health Day

Posted: Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 6:20 am

A chance to recognize a profession that plays a crucial part in any community, but especially in rural areas is today.

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Washington County Public Health Administrator Retiring

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

The head of Washington County’s Public Health Department is retiring in a few months.

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Board of Supervisors to Meet Today

Posted: Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 6:25 am

With the supervisors meeting room being used for election purposes tomorrow, the Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet today instead.

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am

With the supervisors meeting room being used for election purposes Tuesday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow instead.

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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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Dental Hygiene Program Highlighting New Campaign

Posted: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 6:26 am

A new way to teach children to brush their teeth is being highlighted during National Dental Hygiene Month.  

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Healthiest State Walk Draws Many

Posted: Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Many walkers took part in events around the area yesterday as part of Governor Terry Branstad’s Healthiest State Initiative.  

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Second Healthiest State Walk Happening Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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An event that drew a record number of participants last year is happening again tomorrow. 

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