Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Health Department

July 20, 2011 - 4:47pm
4 years 11 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
4 years 18 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...

April 6, 2011 - 12:12pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

Education and support are the two main goals of a new group that's growing in Muskingum County.

The Breastfeeding Cafe connects expectant mothers, women currently breastfeeding and those who have breastfed their children in the past.

"We don't have generation after generation that breastfeeds anymore," explained Lisa Davidson from the Muskingum County women, infant and children program. "We go out in public and moms that do breastfeed are nervous about what people...

April 1, 2011 - 4:07pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

The death of a one-year-old Morgan County boy from a probable case of bacterial meningitis and a second probable case involving a one-year-old Morgan County girl has grabbed the attention of health officials.

Morgan County Health Department officials were not available for a TV interview to talk about the issue. They issued a press release instead. So we spoke with Muskingum County Health Department officials about the illness. Nursing Director Carol Howdyshell says bacterial...

June 28, 2010 - 1:31pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

The annual battle against mosquitoes is underway in our area.

The Muskingum County Health Department says since last  Friday they have had 80 complains from residents about the pesky bug.

"We're spraying based on a complaint basis. We've been going out in the evenings depending on the amount of complaints we get last week. We went out two times and we'll be going out again this week until we get all the complaints caught up," Sanitarian Adam Dickerson said.


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