Posts With Keyword ‘Washington County Public Health’

Avoiding Frostbite on Cold Days

Posted: Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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

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Avoiding Hypothermia In Winter Weather

Posted: Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Since winter weather has arrived, we need to be aware of the dangers of exposure to hypothermia. 

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Flu Clinic Tonight

Posted: Monday, December 13th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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There will be a flu clinic tonight in Kalona.

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Upcoming Flu Shot Clinics

Posted: Monday, December 6th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Yesterday began National Influenza Vaccination Week and Washington County Public Health Nurse Chrystal Woller says they have plenty of flu shots still available. 

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Flu Vaccines

Posted: Friday, November 19th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Centers for Disease Control says that you are encouraged to get a flu shot to stay healthy and there are influenza vaccines available.

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Washington County Public Health Could Move To Hospital, $4,000 Survey Approved

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors have approved a $4,000 survey to determine if space at the Washington County Hospital can support the needs of Washington County Public Health, despite providing 3,000 less square feet than thought required.

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Adolescent Health, Obesity Task Forces Created To Deal With Health In Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Healthy Community Coalition has unveiled two new task forces and complimentary programs to address the health issues of area residents during the next five years.

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Washington County Flu Shot Schedule

Posted: Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 6:28 am

Washington County Public Health is giving area residents 26 opportunities to get flu shots in October.

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Washington County Public Health To Kick Off Community Health Improvement Plan

Posted: Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Healthy Community Coalition will kick off its Five Year Community Health Improvement Plan this evening.

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Washington County Public Health wants you as part of its Preparedness Team

Posted: Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at 6:21 am

September is National Preparedness Month and Washington County Public Health is looking for volunteers for the newly formed CO AD ( Community Organizations Active in Disaster) team. 

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Nearly Three Of Every Ten Iowans Obese, Washington County Public Health To Unveil New Anti-Obesity Program

Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 6:24 am

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A Center for Disease Control and Prevention report says no state met the country’s Healthy People 2010 Goal to lower obesity to 15% of Americans.

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Washington County Public Health Offers Tips To Avoid Illness During 500 Million Egg Recall

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Positive salmonella tests have made two Iowa companies voluntarily recall 500 million eggs that were sent to more than 20 states across the county, but medical professionals say if cooked properly, even eggs with salmonella won’t make you sick.

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Women’s Health Week

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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

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Public Health Week

Posted: Sunday, March 28th, 2010 at 5:58 am

Washington County Public Health and the Washington Community Y are teaming up for “Public Health Week.”

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Supervisors Approve USDA Loan Application for Public Health

Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Washington County Supervisors have approved applying for a $400,000 from the USDA to build a new facility for public health.

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Washington Co. Moves Forward with New Health Dept.

Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Washington County Supervisors have approved purchasing a  piece of property in downtown Washington to build a new facility for Public Health.

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Health Dept. Move Hits Snag

Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Efforts to build a new facility for Washington County Public Health have a hit a few snags.

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State Reorganization Could Significantly Impact Washington Co.

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 6:00 am

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A bill that aims to save money by reorganizing state government could have a significant impact in Washington County.

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Live Health Iowa Challenge

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:54 am

Washington County Public Health is encouraging Iowans to take part in this year’s Live Healthy Iowa 100 day Challenge.

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Local Hawk-I Interest Up

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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It’s been a little more than half a year since Iowa’s free health insurance program for children was expanded

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