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You may be making health decisions based on incorrect or outdated information.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