ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Every woman's journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child.
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department invited local moms out to its 4th annual party in the park at the Dillon Dam Pavilion to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness and give a few helpful tips to new moms.
Nationally, the Zika virus has raised a lot of concerns, but locals are also wondering if they should be worried.
The Zika virus has recently been discovered in the US, and while no cases of the virus have been reported locally, the Zanesville- Musingum County Health Department is monitoring the spread of the mosquito-borne disease that is primarily spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.
"Most of the cases that we've seen are cases of people who have traveled...
Shoveling your driveway on a cold and frosty day is something we all may have to do soon but, it could also trigger major health concerns.
Medical Director at the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department, Dr. Vicki Whitacre said before you go outside make sure you are dressed properly for the weather and don't plan to stay out longer than 10-minutes at a time.
"Well most of us are not used to being outside in this kind of cold weather and add to it the additional...
Community members had the opportunity to get rid of their unused and expired medications Saturday.
A record number of cars passed through the parking lot of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department for the 5th annual Prescription Drug Take-Back. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carell, said they received everything from vitamins to controlled substances.
"We had 200 cars come through today, a vast majority of people who came through, came through with...
This year the fair brought games, fun and entertainment, with just one downfall.
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health department has seen a spike in viral-related illness since fair week, but Medical Director, Dr. Vicki Whitacre said it's not uncommon to see.
"We've noticed since the fair's been over with, or the third week of August there's been an increase in adults with cough, cold and congestion problems," Whitacre said. "When you're in crowds, people have...
The community is coming together in support of breastfeeding all month long.
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is a time to empower women and celebrate all of the advantages of breastfeeding, while moving away from the social stigma that comes along with it. WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, Lisa Davidson, said in 2005 Ohio passed a law allowing moms to breastfeed wherever they have the right to be.
"During Breastfeeding Awareness Month it gives us an opportunity to...