Stories tagged with: Doctor Vicki Whitacre

September 3, 2015 - 5:16pm
50 weeks 5 days ago

 The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation is hosting their first ever ground-breaking project 'Theatre of War: Soldiers and Citizens' tour in Columbus mid September to celebrate their 10th anniversary and raise awareness.

Professional actors will present an old time play by Socrates about war and suicide followed by a panel discussion aimed at veterans and their families. The presentations are intended to foster understanding and compassion explains state board member of the...

February 25, 2015 - 7:23pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

Flu related illnesses may be on the decline here in Ohio, but that doesn't mean you've escaped all winter sickness.

Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department Medical Director, Dr. Vicki Whitacre, says the cold weather can affect your immune system making you more susceptible to illness. Right now there are two illnesses that many are struggling with.

"There's two things going around. There's the cold, the common cold that hangs around for a week maybe ten days and by...

January 3, 2013 - 1:39pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

Experts said this flu season could end up being as bad as the H1N1 outbreak in 2009.

In Muskingum County they've seen a peak in people being admitted to the hospital with complications from the flu. Since November 28, 31 patients have been admitted. Last year there wasn't even six or seven.

"If you're developing a productive cough, persistent fever or getting short of breath, can't eat or drink, then you're going to need to be seen by your doctor," said Dr. Vicki...

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