Stories tagged with: Treatment

May 15, 2014 - 5:49pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

The number one reported disease in Muskingum County is Chlamydia -- a sexually transmitted disease. It's especially a problem with men and women between the ages of 14 and 21.

On average the health department reports 55 to 65 cases a month. The disease often has no symptoms but could cause severe consequences.

"Frequently it doesn't cause symptoms about 75% are asymptotic so they end up spreading the disease to others. Chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease...

September 25, 2013 - 6:20pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

Genesis Healthcare System is getting the word out about breast cancer prevention.

Genesis' Breast Cancer Care Center was recently given an accreditation by the National Breast Association for the third year in a row and they want the community to know, with more and more women being diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age, the need for prevention and awareness about the disease is increasing.

"October as we all know is the pink month and the month that we really want...

January 5, 2011 - 11:14pm
5 years 33 weeks ago

Feeling those winter blues? It could actually be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Therapist Jim Still-Pepper from Six County said that symptoms of this kind depression include sadness, anxiety, irritability, withdrawal from usual activities, increased appetite and need for sleep. He said that lack of sunlight during the winter can affect your mental health.

"When our body chemistry changes, the change takes place in our brain, and that can cause depression that happens...

November 4, 2010 - 4:57pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

Health officials have declared a whooping cough outbreak in Franklin County, with close to 800 cases discovered.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to spread awareness to the public about this disease, that can be prevented by having your child receive their routine immunizations.

So far in Muskingum County, only nine cases have been reported this year, compared to last year's 200.

"Whooping cough is a bacterial infection that causes a very...

September 20, 2010 - 5:45pm
5 years 48 weeks ago

To prepare for situations, such a Monday morning's bus accident, local crews say the need to go to the scene ready to handle mass injuries.

The Falls Township Fire Department contacted Good Samaritan Hospital, saying the medical staff should be prepared to handle at least 10 kids. Fire chief, J.D. Johnson, says everyone kept a cool head while attending to the bus accident victims.

"Internally, your heart's racing. Your body wants to go 100 mph, but your brain is telling you...

September 14, 2010 - 5:33pm
5 years 49 weeks ago

Three men are walking 835 miles in 50 days, all to spread awareness about depression and mental health issues.

They started on August 14th in St. Louis and hope to reach Washington D.C. by October 7th, which marks National Depression Screening Day.

The director of the walk, Steve Curran, has been suffering from depression since he was a teen, and he says he wants to reach out to others.

"The disease of depression carries so much shame and stigma that so many people are...

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