Stories tagged with: Carol Howdyshell

February 1, 2015 - 10:07pm
1 year 24 weeks ago

We've all had our fair share of snow shoveling in the past week, but have you thought about the health risks involved while doing it?

There are a variety of different concerns you need to keep in mid while shoveling. Some of those are frostbite, muscle strains, and even heart attacks. We spoke to Director of Nursing of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department, Carol Howdyshell who told us preparation is always good idea.

"It's a really good idea if you take a little...

October 9, 2014 - 3:20pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

 The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and other area partners held a flu shot clinic Thursday.

The event began at 8:30AM and was held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. 2,200 flu shots were available to the public. Director of Nursing, Carol Howdyshell says the vaccine helps you prepare for the flu season.

"The flu shot is incredibly important to prevent that spread of disease from getting that disease. If somebody does happen to get the flu, it shouldn't...

October 10, 2013 - 11:25am
2 years 40 weeks ago


As of 1:50 p.m. -- all flu vaccines have been administered -- There are no more to be given to the public at the fairgrounds.



The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said a line of cars awaited them when they opened their drive-thru flu clinic Thursday morning.

In the first two hours over 700 vaccines had already been given out and by 11 a.m. over half were gone. The numbers are ahead of what they did the last two years. The...

May 7, 2012 - 4:02pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Members of the healthcare field are receiving special recognition this week...

Monday marks the beginning of National Nurses Week. The Health Department's Director of Nursing Carol Howdyshell said there are a variety of jobs within the nursing field.

"We have, what we call, "public health nurses". So there is a huge diversity in knowledge and skill mix that we have. It's the best of nursing in my opinion, here at the health department," said Howdyshell.


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