Stories tagged with: Health

May 11, 2010 - 5:36pm
5 years 39 weeks ago

Women are a top priority this week. President Barack Obama has declared it National Women's Health Week.

Licking County Health Commissioner, Joe Ebel, says women often forget about their own health because they are too busy tending to their families, but he says it's important for them to take care of themselves.

So, the health department is offering some guidelines including: eating a balanced diet, getting at least a half hour of physical activity a day, checking your vision,...

May 11, 2010 - 5:27pm
5 years 39 weeks ago

In celebration of Nurse Appreciation Week, Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital recognized their 2010 nursing P.R.I.D.E. awards. For one registered nurse, the day was particularly special. Rob Williamson was named RN of the year. Williamson works in the radiology department and was nominated for this award by his peers.

Williamson says, "It's always great when you're acknowledged by your colleagues when you work with such a great group of people that you have a lot of respect for so it...

April 24, 2010 - 2:26pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

It's time to get up, get off that couch, and ride for your health. May is deemed National Bike Month, and the Licking County Health Department wants to promote a healthy lifestyle that also benefits the environment.

So, Saturday, May 8th, everyone is invited to participate in the "Change Gears: Ride a Bike" event.

Participants will all start at Advantage Fitness, located at 1845 West Main Street in Newark and have the option of choosing among three routes. The first is...

April 14, 2010 - 2:50pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

A new survey indicates poor health in Southeastern Ohio.

Ohio University's Appalachian Rural Health Institute conducted the survey in nine counties, including Muskingum and Noble. The results showed high rates of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. The institute also developed a report on health care coverage in these areas and risk factors.

It says it hopes the information can be useful to health organizations in the area when it comes to applying for funding for health...

April 4, 2010 - 4:48pm
5 years 44 weeks ago


As children tear into their peeps and chocolate bunnies, doctors advise parents keep a close eye on how much candy their children are eating.

A big part of celebrating Easter is eating candy. While health officials say a serving of dark chocolate once a day is healthy, excessive amounts of candy and chocolate is bad for your health for many reasons.

"That your taking in, one, too many calories. Two, if you eat lots and lots of it, some children get stomach aches and...

November 10, 2009 - 5:31pm
6 years 13 weeks ago

A new health study is indicating that nearly six million US children aren't getting enough Vitamin D.

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Dr. Vicki Whitacre says doctors began noticing a deficiency of Vitamin D in adults about two to three years ago and have recently noticed the problem in children.

"A lot of it has to do with we're told to stay out of the sun so we don't get skin cancer, but that's how we make our Vitamin D, " says Whitacre.

Whitacre...

October 28, 2009 - 3:03pm
6 years 15 weeks ago

Staying fit and healthy as you age can be difficult, and even harder when the temperature start to drop.

That's why the Muskingum County Center for Seniors holds an array of classes.

"The classes we have are always full," said Debra Smith of the center. "We have the Wii games. The seniors love to play that. They play bowling and boxing and tennis. Wednesday is our league day for Wii bowling."

Smith said some of the exercises are more geared toward...

September 29, 2009 - 7:27pm
6 years 19 weeks ago

Have you ever experienced a strange pain your legs or feet? Maybe even your toes that's leaves you wondering, What could that be?

Tonight Genesis Healthcare Systems sponsored a free event hoping to help those who have those undiagnosed pains. Genesis held a screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease, which is the narrowing and hardening of the arteries in the legs, possibly causing these myseterious pains.

"When you talk about the symptoms of PAD, it affects the...

September 21, 2009 - 4:50pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

There's a new piece of equipment available at Community Ambulance that is helping workers provide medical attention and comfort to obese patients.

Community Ambulance MarketingCcoordinator, Sara Twyman says it purchased the bariatric cot about six months ago, and she says it has been in full use. In fact, it was used on two runs today.

"It seems to be an increase in demand. So, we want to be able to accomodate the citizens of Zanesville the best we possibly can...

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