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You may be making health decisions based on incorrect or outdated information.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