Stories tagged with: Health

April 12, 2014 - 4:38pm
19 weeks 3 days ago

One local school district held their first ever Wellness 5K Run and One Mile Walk on Saturday.

After receiving a grant from "Action For Healthy Kids" program to increase activity within their middle school, organizers had to think of an April event to get the community up and moving.

" As the committee discussed it, we decided why not have a 5K and it kind of grew into a community event to try to bring in folks in the community and their kids, " said Wellness...

February 25, 2012 - 6:09pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

It's the largest health event in Southeastern Ohio...

Saturday, Genesis held its annual "Day of Dance For Your Health" at Colony Square Mall. Marketing and Media Relations Manager Holly Voltz said the event focuses on education, as well as prevention.

"You come in, you get all your screenings, your preliminary screenings, then you've got those cardiac experts there, that sit and look at those screenings with you, and actually say 'Here's your game...

October 8, 2010 - 4:29pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

For the first time in state history, an unwelcome pest has made its way into Ohio, and officials are telling people to be on the lookout.

A population of black-legged ticks was recently discovered in neighboring Coshocton County. Unlike the common dog tick, the black-legged tick can transmit lyme disease to humans. Although similar in shape to the dog tick, there are differences.

"The black-legged ticks are much smaller. Some people say they are one tenth of the size of a...

October 3, 2010 - 7:17pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

You may be making health decisions based on incorrect or outdated information.

WHIZ spoke to Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department to learn about some health myths that are proven to be untrue. One of those happens to be no way of avoiding Type II Diabetes.

"Type Two diabetes can definitely be avoided, or at least reduced by keeping a healthy weight and eating properly and avoiding overeating," said Dr. Whitacre.

Some people...

June 22, 2010 - 6:20pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

While most folks are staying cool in the break room, Cathy Capunay is breaking a sweat.

"Lunch time is about the only time I can squeeze it in," says Capunay.

She works pretty close, and finds time to work out during her hour-long lunch break.

"I use my lunch hour, i work really close so i can either run over on my lunch hour or I drive over and I have time to go back over and get a quick shower and back to work."

But it's not just...

June 21, 2010 - 5:42pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

If you're looking to lose weight, skipping meals is not the way to do it.

Health officials say that the best way to lose a few pounds is to cut out the sweet stuff, not to starve yourself.

"If you starve yourself by not eating breakfast or lunch or just drinking a pop, then your body feels like it's being starved and when you do give it food, it wants to store it," says Health Director of the Muskingum County Health Department, Dr. Vicki Whitacre.

Dr. Whitacre...

June 16, 2010 - 5:18pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

A tanning tax is set to be in place starting in July, but the question is, will it prevent people from exposing themselves to harmful UV rays.

You can still get that bronze glow, but now it's going to cost you more, and health officials are saying it's a good thing since skin cancer has risen significantly in the past 50 years.

"My goal would be for it to reduce tanning, particularly for those under the age of 35. The effect of the rays from the tanning beds is...

May 11, 2010 - 6:36pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Women are a top priority this week. President Barack Obama has declared it National Women's Health Week.

Licking County Health Commissioner, Joe Ebel, says women often forget about their own health because they are too busy tending to their families, but he says it's important for them to take care of themselves.

So, the health department is offering some guidelines including: eating a balanced diet, getting at least a half hour of physical activity a day, checking your vision,...

May 11, 2010 - 6:27pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

In celebration of Nurse Appreciation Week, Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital recognized their 2010 nursing P.R.I.D.E. awards. For one registered nurse, the day was particularly special. Rob Williamson was named RN of the year. Williamson works in the radiology department and was nominated for this award by his peers.

Williamson says, "It's always great when you're acknowledged by your colleagues when you work with such a great group of people that you have a lot of respect for so it...

April 24, 2010 - 3:26pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

It's time to get up, get off that couch, and ride for your health. May is deemed National Bike Month, and the Licking County Health Department wants to promote a healthy lifestyle that also benefits the environment.

So, Saturday, May 8th, everyone is invited to participate in the "Change Gears: Ride a Bike" event.

Participants will all start at Advantage Fitness, located at 1845 West Main Street in Newark and have the option of choosing among three routes. The first is...

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