Stories tagged with: Ohio Department of Health

April 29, 2013 - 6:09pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

Recently the Ohio Department of Health alerted local health officials that due to state budget cuts, they will no longer be testing various insects for potential diseases.

This poses a potential prevention problem for a rural and wooded areas, such as Muskingum County, where three types of ticks can be found. Without this data, we won't know how many ticks are carrying Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Therefore you need to take the prevention into your own hands.


April 20, 2011 - 4:01pm
3 years 12 weeks ago


Online videos may be the tool you need to use to quit smoking.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department is teaming up with the Ohio Department of Health's "Healthy Ohio" program, for a multi-media campaign to help Ohioans stop smoking. The campaign. Called 'Dear Me Nobody Can Make Me Quit But Me', features online videos of real smokers writing letters to themselves about their own tobacco addiction and struggle to quit.

“It's a way for a...

November 9, 2009 - 2:49pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

315 local health departments and about 90 hospitals across the state of Ohio will be receiving new shipments of the H1N1 vaccine.

The Ohio Department of Health requested almost 450 thousand doses of the vaccine from the CDC last Friday. That order includes about 68 thousand doses of the H1N1 flu mist and 370 thousand H1N1 flu shots.

The Ohio Department of Health says this round of H1N1 vaccines is still intended for high-risk groups.

So far, Ohio has received a total of...

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