Stories tagged with: Health

March 13, 2015 - 2:50pm
29 weeks 6 days ago

All weekend long you can take a trip to Colony Square Mall to learn all about health and fitness from the experts themselves.

Muskingum Recreation Center is just one of the booths you'll see at the annual health event. When you stop by their table you'll be educated about the importance of physical activity.

"Why is fitness important to health, just exercise increases and enhances your quality of life it creates a better mood, overall improves your cardiovascular health,...

January 17, 2015 - 5:16pm
37 weeks 4 days ago

The third annual Health, Safety, And Wellness Expo took place earlier today at Kids America in Coshocton.

The expo was free to the public and featured over 50 exhibitors, kids activities, numerous health screenings and a plethora of wellness and safety information. Executive Director of the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, Amy Stockdale, says there are many participants each year.

"Last year for our second annual we we had over 500 participants," said Stockdale....

December 5, 2014 - 6:47pm
43 weeks 6 days ago

Many of you may have already had your flu shot, and while this lowers your chances of getting certain strains of the flu one mutated strain could still cause you problems this season.

Public Health Nurse Jamie Heinzman with the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department informed us that the influenza strain A- H3N2 has drifted.

"So what they're finding out now, is that one of the A strains the H3N2 has drifted, so it has had some genetic changes in it that's not...

April 12, 2014 - 4:38pm
1 year 25 weeks 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
3 years 32 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
5 years 1 day 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
5 years 3 days 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
5 years 15 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
5 years 15 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
5 years 16 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...

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