Stories tagged with: zanesville muskingum county health department

August 28, 2015 - 4:15pm
3 days 12 hours ago

As National Breastfeeding Awareness Month comes to an end, one local business is continuing to promote it.

The Colony Square Mall is partnering together with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department to support breastfeeding and provide a safe place for mothers who are nursing.

"Across the country, we haven't had any issues here, but there have been other public places where people have complained or made an issue of that and that shouldn't be, breastfeeding is very...

August 27, 2015 - 4:55pm
4 days 14 hours ago

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...

August 3, 2015 - 5:21pm
4 weeks 13 hours ago

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...

July 9, 2015 - 5:48pm
7 weeks 4 days ago

As mosquitoes continue to rise this season, the constant rain is not helping the problem.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is still conducting its mosquito spraying to try to combat this issue, but Public Information Officer, Jennifer Hiestand, said there are other ways to help control the spread.

"Really the best thing that people can do, eliminate the standing water they have in their yards, flower pots, gutters, discarded tires, pool covers, bird baths,...

June 10, 2015 - 1:24pm
11 weeks 5 days ago

Local pool operators met with the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department to discuss keeping pools clean this summer.

Proper pool equipment use and chemicals were topics in the seminar. Making sure public pools are safe and clean is a priority for the Health Department. They check each one monthly to insure that pools maintain standards in place. Registered Sanitarian Adam Dickerson says swimmers can be at risk for infection without the proper standards of cleanliness.


May 22, 2015 - 5:09pm
14 weeks 3 days ago

The long Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us and Muskingum County is doing its part to decrease the number of fatalities related to not buckling up.

The 'Click-it or Ticket' campaign aims to remind drivers of the seat belt laws that have been in effect for almost 30 years. Sheriff Matt Lutz, Lieutenant Matt Boyd, and community leaders gathered on broadcast hill today to talk about the campaign. Lutz said law enforcers are just trying to keep everyone safe.


April 16, 2015 - 4:07pm
19 weeks 4 days ago

We all know April brings rainy, springtime weather, but did you know that it also brings Healthy Homes Awareness Month?

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department is working to get the word out this week. We spoke to Kim Foster, Manager of the Public Health Nursing Program who told us a little bit more about what the month is all about.

"Healthy homes awareness month is to promote all of the aspects of keeping a healthy home including lead poisoning prevention but the...

March 25, 2015 - 5:25pm
22 weeks 5 days ago

The 2015 Muskingum County Health Rankings have been released.

Community Health Planner, Jody Stones, says some of the numbers are looking better than last year. The county health rankings are released each year, but they are looked at over a 5 year period. Last year we ranked 74th in health outcomes, and this year we have improved to 66th because of falling premature death rates. The numbers have fallen to 63rd in health factors as opposed to the 57th ranking in 2014. Stones explains...

March 4, 2015 - 10:32pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department turned out in snowy weather Wednesday evening for their annual Health District Advisory Council Meeting.

According to Health Commissioner, Corey Hamilton, the required meeting is held every march because of the Ohio Revised Code. Hamilton told us the purpose behind the discussion.

"The reason that we meet with them is two fold. First we give them an update on their 2014 annual report and the activities of the Health...

February 3, 2015 - 6:00pm
29 weeks 6 days ago

A disease that has been eradicated for 15 years now is making a comeback across the U.S.

According to Public Health Nurse Jamie Heinzeman, there are over 100 cases of measles as of now. It is highly contagious and can remain on a surface for up to two hours after a person has left the room. Symptoms include a rash that starts at the head and works its way down to the toes, tiredness, fever, and lack of appetite. Heinzeman said though there are over 14 states who have reported the...

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