Posts With Keyword ‘Washington County Public Health’

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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Flu Season Almost Here and Shots Are Available

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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Flu season is approaching and Washington County Public Health is starting to offer seasonal flu shots.

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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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Grant Received to Help Improve Health

Posted: Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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A grant from the Federal Government has been received in Washington County to help improve citizens’ health.  

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Drought Has Not Slowed West Nile Virus

Posted: Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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This year’s drought conditions has kept the mosquito population low in our part of the country, but cases of West Nile Virus are at historic highs elsewhere.  

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Back to School and Backpack Safety

Posted: Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Now that the children have started school, health officials are reminding parents of the importance of avoiding back problems in children.  

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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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Dental Screenings Available in Washington County

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A statewide program is available in Washington County highlighting the importance of dental hygiene.  

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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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Board of Supervisors Discuss Future Public Health Location

Posted: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors held discussion regarding the future location of Washington County Public Health as part of their meeting yesterday.  

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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 Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Washington County Public Health and the CDC is reminding Iowans that May is Skin Cancer Awareness month.

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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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Infant Immunization Week

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Washington County Public Health has joined state and national Departments of Public Health in recognizing this week as Infant Immunization Week.  

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Public Health Receives Award

Posted: Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Washington County Public Health recently received an award during a conference held in Ames. 

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Public Health Gives Presentation at State Conference

Posted: Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Officials from Washington County Public Health had the privilege of presenting at a state conference earlier this week.  

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