Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Health Department

August 12, 2013 - 7:55pm
35 weeks 4 days ago

From funnel cakes to chicken dinners, the Zanesville Muskiingum County Health Department is making sure all the food at the Muskingum County Fair is safe for consumption.

"There were six sanitarians from the health department at the fair on Monday. Each of them make their rounds, ensuring that every food booth is in compliance with the health department's food codes.

"While we are conducting inspections here at the fair one of our primary things we are concerned about...

August 7, 2013 - 6:59pm
36 weeks 2 days ago

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.

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April 8, 2013 - 5:29pm
1 year 1 week ago

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-...

March 6, 2013 - 12:04pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

Everyone has different eating habits, but learning to control those habits is the key to nutrition.

March is National Nutrition Month. This the is the 40th year for the celebration that encourages people to eat healthier.

Experts said there are many things one can do to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle. It's encouraged to eat more fruits and vegetables and cut down on foods high in calories, certain fats and sugar.

"A lot of people take in more calories than they...

January 14, 2013 - 5:41pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

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...

January 7, 2013 - 5:03pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

According to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, the winter season is an ideal time for a lice outbreak.

These parasites are typically spread from head-to-head contact but can also be spread through the sharing of hats, scarves or the other extra clothing worn in the winter months. Lice are most commonly found in children in Elementary or pre-school. The Health Department advices the best prevention method is to check your child's hair twice a week.

Henry Beasley,...

November 22, 2011 - 5:53pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

Thanksgiving- a day of eating- is only two days away.

Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Muskingum County Health Department has some tips to help you enjoy all your holiday favorites without over doing it.

"Take a small amount of everything you really want to eat, enjoy that, keep it to one plate full, try not to do seconds and give yourself a little time to rest," said Whitacre.

She also suggests you keep a watchful eye on those who have diabetes, high blood pressure or...

August 3, 2011 - 5:19pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

There's a confirmed case of LaCrosse Encephalitis in Muskingum County.

This disease is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes.  Muskingum County Health Department Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said symptoms of Lacrosse Encephalitis are fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and tiredness.  He said the health department is trying to stop the spread of the disease.

"The action we're taking is to actually go out to the areas where exposure was possible to occur and...

July 20, 2011 - 4:47pm
2 years 39 weeks ago

The hot weather continues this week which is cause for concern for upcoming high school football practices.

Two-a-day practices will begin in August for local high school teams. Medical Director of the Muskingum County Health Department, Dr. Vicki Whitacre said the youngsters practicing any sport in the heat need to stay hydrated. She suggests, at minimum, drink twice as much liquids during extreme heat that you would during a typical practice.

"And if your thirsty you...

May 31, 2011 - 5:28pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

The dog days of summer seem to be here early this year. We spoke with the local health department on tips to beat the heat.
 

The main concern for Director of Nursing, Carol Howdyshell, is for people to know how dangerous the sun can be, even when you aren't expecting it.
 

"I can remember at band camp, part of my hair would get sunburned, I mean, things you don't think about," said Howdyshell.
 

The sun is the strongest between 10...

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