Posts With Keyword ‘Washington County Public Health’

Cooling Center Available

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 6:27 am

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The Washington Y is offering a place for those to go who do not have air conditioning.  

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Whooping Cough Cases Increased Last Year

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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Iowa has seen an increase in cases of Pertussis or Whooping Cough in the last year.  

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Controlling Mosquitoes after a Wet Spring

Posted: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The summer season brings out mosquitoes and with this year’s spring having more than average rainfall has helped to increase the summer’s mosquito population.  

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Heat Safety Reminders

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 6:26 am

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With the temperatures being warm yesterday and again today, there are steps you can take to keep yourself safe in the heat.  

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First Immunization Clinic at New Location a Success

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 6:23 am

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Residents of northern Washington County now have a clinic setting in which to receive immunizations.  

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Heat Safety

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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With the temperatures being warm the last two days, there are steps you can take to keep yourself safe in the heat.  

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Summer Food Safety

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2011 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Department of Public Health says summer is often marked with an increase in food borne diseases.  

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New Location for Immunizations in Kalona

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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After ten years of service through the Kalona Community Center, Washington County Public Health has elected to move the location of their immunization services to Mercy Services of Kalona.  

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Stroke Prevention Month

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2011 at 6:24 am

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month and according to the Iowa Department of Public Health, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Iowa.  

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Women’s Health Week

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 6:30 am

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This week has been set aside to spotlight women’s health issues.

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High Blood Pressure Education Month

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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May is High Blood Pressure Education Month and Washington County Public Health is encouraging all residents to learn more about the dangers of high blood pressure.  

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Obesity Task Force Campaign

Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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

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Infant Immunization Week

Posted: Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Iowa Department of Public Health has joined with Washington County Public Health in recognizing this week as Infant Immunization Week.  

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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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Public Health Preparedness Plan Conducted

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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Washington County Public Health recently tested different aspects of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Plan. 

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National Public Health Week

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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

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National Public Health Week

Posted: Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 6:26 am

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Washington County Public Health is working with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Wellman Y for “Public Health Week.”  

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“Green” Vending Machines Coming to State

Posted: Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Iowa Department of Public Health has teamed with the Iowa State University Extension to develop a Nutrition Environment Measures Survey that evaluates the nutritional value of vending machine foods and beverages. 

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Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

Posted: Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 6:25 am

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The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee is holding their monthly meeting.

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Flu Levels Rising

Posted: Monday, January 10th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Flu levels are on the rise in Iowa.

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