The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department urges local residents to take a new survey.
The Muskingum County Community Health Assessment survey is completed once every five years based off of the quality of life in Muskingum County. The survey touches on topics such as education, health, safety and community development. Diana Zaato said by taking the survey it'll allow them to tackle the community's biggest priorities over the next 3 years.
In 2015, 10 people were killed in automobile accidents in Muskingum County.
The Muskingum County Safe Communities Coalition launched the National "Click it or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaign.
"Today we have representatives from Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, people from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, we have Mayor Tilton here and the County Commissioners are here to support us," Health Educator, Jessica explains. "It's just kind of a way...
Summer means it's time for fair season and there are some things you should keep in mind when visiting.
Local health officials are encouraging you to wash your hands when coming into contact with fair livestock and other 4H animals. Immunization Coordinator for the Muskingum County Health Department, Jamie Heinzman told us about proper hand washing technique when using warm running water and soap.
"You want to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Singing the happy...
29-year-old Amber Vinson, who recently visited her family in northern Ohio, has been identified as the 2nd Dallas health care worker to have contracted Ebola.
The CDC is still saying that the chances of an outbreak in the United Stated are slim. Kristen Baker, Epidemiologist for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Heath Department said they are working with local and state health departments to put guidelines in place for identification, isolation, testing and treatment of patients.
On Wednesday, the Muskingum County Health Department invited pediatricians, OB/GYN, nurses and oncologists to come up with ideas to increase immunization rates for HPV in Muskingum County.
"The CDC has reported that the number one reasons parents aren't vaccinating their kids is because providers aren't' recommending it. And it needs to be recommended just like other immunizations," said Jamie Heinzman, BSN, RN, a public nurse with the Muskingum Co. Health Dept.
The Muskingum County Health Department says more than 80-percent of people are unaware that they have an STD because most of them show no symptoms. The Sexual Health Clinic at the Muskingum County Health Department offer free HIV and Hepatitis C testing and also offers Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Herpes testing for a nominal fee.
"There was over 200 cases of Chlamydia with 40-percent of the 200 being teenagers and high school students. The age range on the Chlamydia was 14-...
Officials said the number of complaints involving smoking in bars and restaurants has steadily declined.
When the ban took effect in 2007 the Muskingum County Board of Health dealt with 170 complaints. This past year that number was down to 40.
"The most common is the most flagrant which is basically just people allowing people to smoke," said Sanitary Supervisor Ed Shaffer. "They are providing ash trays, people are actively smoking and the owner of the facility is...