Posts With Keyword ‘Washington County Public Health’

County Health Rankings Show Status of Health in Iowa and Nation

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

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The rankings have been released for 2012 County Health Rankings and in Iowa, Washington County appears in the top 20 of overall health outcomes.  

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National Public Health Week This Week

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

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Washington County Public Health is celebrating National Public Health Week this week.

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Tuberculosis Remains a Threat despite Medical Advances

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Tomorrow is World TB Day, a day to highlight the importance of a disease that is still prevalent even though there have been great strides in detection and treatment of it.

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Board of Supervisors Hear Two Briefings

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors heard briefings from two groups as part of their meeting yesterday.  

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Statewide Program Offering Dental Services Available in Washington County

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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There is a statewide program available in Washington County that helps with the importance of dental hygiene.  

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Preparedness and Response Training Summit Coming Up

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 6:26 am

A training session is coming up that will focus on emergency preparedness and response for public health emergencies.

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Avoiding Frostbite on Cold Days

Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Many of us forget that getting frostbite in the winter is very easy.  

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Flu Shots Still Available But Supply Dwindling

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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This week is National Flu Vaccination Week and Washington County Public Health Nurse Lynn Fisher says they have flu shots still available but their supply is dropping.  

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Final Flu Shot Clinics Coming Up

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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Washington County Public Health is getting ready to host their final flu shot clinics.

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Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

Posted: Saturday, October 15th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Washington County Public Health still has plenty of seasonal flu shots available.

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Listeria Reported in Iowa Triggers Next Steps for Public Health Departments

Posted: Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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A case of listeria has been reported in northwestern Iowa and Chrystal Woller from Washington County Public Health says this case has been linked to tainted cantaloupes from Colorado.  

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Listeria Outbreaks Prompts Safety Reminders

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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With the death toll rising of listeria deaths caused by tainted cantaloupes across the country, Washington County Public Health is passing along reminders of what to do to stay healthy.  

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Flu Shot Clinics Still Available

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 6:21 am

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Washington County Public Health is still offering seasonal flu shot clinics.

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Flu Shot Clinics Available

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Washington County Public Health is starting to offer seasonal flu shot clinics.

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Improving Childhood Vaccination Rates

Posted: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 6:29 am

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Early childhood vaccinations are rising in Iowa according to the state Department of Public Health.  

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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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Immunization Update 2011

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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A seminar is coming up for healthcare staff that administers vaccines.

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Reminder for School Immunizations to be Current

Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 6:30 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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Heat Wave Changes Activities for Most

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Last week’s heat wave prompted most of us to change and limit our outdoor activities.  

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