It may seem like summer vacation from school has just begun but it is time to be sure your child is up-to-date on all vaccinations.
Students have a very short time frame, of only fifteen days from the first day of school, to be immunized with required vaccinations before they are not allowed to come to school. Parents of children entering kindergarten or 7th grade need to be sure their child is protected.
"Kindergarten, typically what you are looking at is four different...
The Zanesville- Muskingum County Health Department is losing a 30 year long employee from the Environmental Health Division
Ann Moorehead is retiring Friday after 30 years. Her role included clearing housing permits and licenses as well as water well and sewage permits, but to her colleagues turned friends, she is so much more than that.
"We are going to miss Ann a lot because of her experience with environmental health, public health and customer service in general....
Recently the Ohio Department of Health alerted local health officials that due to state budget cuts, they will no longer be testing various insects for potential diseases.
This poses a potential prevention problem for a rural and wooded areas, such as Muskingum County, where three types of ticks can be found. Without this data, we won't know how many ticks are carrying Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Therefore you need to take the prevention into your own hands.
Stealing unused or expired prescription medications is one top ways drug abusers feed their habit.
This Saturday you will have a chance to properly dispose of old medication. It's a partnership between the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, The Health Department, Genesis Health Care Systems, Muskingum Behavioral Health, Northside Pharmacy, and the Drug Enforcement Agency..
"North Side told us they would take liquids and they would dispose of them,” said Muskingum...
It is National Public Health Week and The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department is recognizing public health.
Prevention can save lives and money and this Friday and Saturday, the Health Department is having a Community Health Fair at Colony Square Mall.
Public Information officer, Jennifer Hiestand said, "We try to reach out to people about their health, a lot of times health is not a persons priority. So we try to do this out at the mall and and we try to provide...
Today the 2013 County Health Rankings for the state of Ohio were released and Muskingum County is not doing well.
Out of the 88 counties in the state, Muskingum was ranked 73rd for overall health outcomes and 59th for the health factors. The health factors are the actions that lead to the end outcome such as obesity, smoking or sexual transmitted diseases.
Jody Stones, a Community Health Planner said, "Health outcomes are more when you are at the end and leads to death from...
Those in Southeastern Ohio who don't have vision insurance can still take care of their eyes through a new program.
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is offering the, "Mobile Eyes Program" through Prevent Blindness Ohio. The program helps those 19 or older who don't have vision insurance and fall at 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
"I believe that it's a big problem in this area mainly because we do have a lot of people that are...