Stories tagged with: zanesville muskingum county health department

August 6, 2016 - 3:56pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

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.

"Breastfeeding is a public health issue. It's...

August 1, 2016 - 12:45pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

ZANESVILLE-Ohio, The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to hear from you.

The health department is looking for input from Muskingum County residents. To make your voice heard just simply fill out a survey that takes roughly 15 minutes to complete.

"We're trying to get some information on the quality of life here in Muskingum County," Epidemiologist Diana Zaato said. "The goal is to get some information on education, recreation,...

July 6, 2016 - 2:43pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Already this summer 16 children nationwide have reportedly died from heatstroke after being left in hot cars by their caregivers.

Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly and anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat related illnesses or even death.

"Young ones are the most vulnerable one because, is their a baby they can't really escape the situation. Their body surface allows them to...

March 16, 2016 - 4:50pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

The rankings measure vital health factors including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births.

We visited the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department (ZMCHD) today to talk to Kylie Jones, Community Health Planner at the ZMCHD about this year’s numbers.

“Some of the positive things for Muskingum County this year is the decrease in premature deaths and an increase in...

February 3, 2016 - 7:31pm
4 weeks 3 days ago

 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...

January 22, 2016 - 7:33pm
4 weeks 3 days ago

 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...

September 26, 2015 - 5:13pm
48 weeks 1 day ago

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...

August 28, 2015 - 4:15pm
1 year 1 day 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
1 year 2 days 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
1 year 3 weeks 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...

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