Stories tagged with: zanesville muskingum county health department

April 29, 2013 - 4:56pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

On Monday, The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department, released the results of a report on the health of county residents.

The Healthier Muskingum County Network performed four assessments of the community to gather information and the picture of health is the base data that resulted from these four assessments

"And so you will find a wide variety of information in there about were people live, the health status, and how they feel about certain parts of their health...

April 23, 2013 - 2:39pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

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...

April 5, 2013 - 2:47pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

To commemorate National Health Care Week, The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department hosted a Community Health Fair at Colony Square Mall today.

The healthy conscious and mall goers were able to stop by several booths to manage their health care, get free health screenings and preventative information.

Jennifer Hiestand, Public Information Officer at ZMCHD said, "Well we are offering free health screenings, free hearing screenings, there is free body fat analysis,...

April 3, 2013 - 5:01pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

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...

March 20, 2013 - 5:20pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

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...

February 11, 2013 - 5:29pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

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...

September 10, 2012 - 3:24pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

Officials at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department want you to be on the lookout for symptoms associated with Lyme disease.

Doctor Vicki Whitacre said the most common symptom is a rash that forms from a few days up to a month after a tick bite along with fever headache and swollen lymph nodes.

"What you look for is the start of a rash. It's a red rash," said Whitacre, "it might be a little itchy and it sort of spreads in a convoluting, twisting...

August 13, 2012 - 2:04pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

Health Department officials were out in full force Monday at the Muskingum County Fair.

Public Health Sanitarians were busy inspecting local food vendor stands making sure they abided by county health regulations.

Jason Tilton said the big concern is making sure food is cooked and stored at the proper temperature.

"There could be e-coli, salmonella, shigella, outbreaks, there's several different food illnesses, that could happen in this environment," said Tilton...

August 8, 2012 - 5:08pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department has noticed an increase in calls from businesses and residents regarding bed bugs.

The insects are spread by attaching themselves to clothing and personal items like luggage or purses.

Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said that bed bugs continue to be a problem for not only the community, but the nation as well.

"The best method of taking care of an infestation, if you have one, would be to contact a licensed...

July 13, 2012 - 4:36pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

There is a growing concern about the dangers of meth labs.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department held a meth lab awareness meeting Friday to give those who go into homes the tools to identify the components of a meth lab, so they can safely protect themselves and others.

"Today I'm giving the folks here that are in attendance to this presentation kind of a comprehensive look at the meth issue in terms of the drug itself and the people that are using...

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