Stories tagged with: Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department

June 3, 2014 - 4:46pm
38 weeks 2 days ago

Mosquitos are a serious concern this year thanks to all the rain.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department is reporting a large increase in the amount of calls to their offices for spraying help. Experts are telling residents they can reduce the amount of mosquitos around their homes by limiting their breeding grounds.

"What the individual can do, they can do several things. One they can check around their property and eliminate any conditions that may hold standing...

May 20, 2014 - 1:51pm
40 weeks 2 days ago

The temperatures are beginning to heat up which means area pools will soon be opening up.  To make sure you stay safe at public pools this summer, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department hosted a meeting with pool operators today at the Muskingum Recreation Center.

"For the operators, we're wanting them to make sure that their lifeguards are being very vigilant, that they have the proper safety equipment in place, and that they're aware of proper procedures for...

February 4, 2014 - 5:05pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

Despite efforts to prevent smoking, it's still an ongoing problem. Kylie Jones, a Health Educator at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, said part of the reason is due to a lack of funding, making it difficult "to fight the battle of tobacco use."

Jones said, "It's the people starting younger and then becoming tobacco users for a lifetime. But if we can kind of decrease the amount of youth that are starting, like I said, younger than 26. They have a...

January 6, 2014 - 5:52pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

To avoid weather-related health problems such as frostbite, Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, says to pay close attention to your ears, nose and hands, and if you feel pain, head indoors.

Dr. Whitacre explained, "First you get onset of pain and redness to the area and then it sort of becomes numb, or can turn white or waxy looking and feels hard when it's actually frozen."

Shivering, confusion, memory loss, fumbling hands and...

January 2, 2014 - 5:22pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

With the wind chills expected to hit below zero, the elderly and the young need to take extra precautions.

"Elderly people aren't able to make as much body energy like other people can, and the children have so much more surface area like a bigger head to lose the heat through that they can't maintain themselves," explained Dr. Vicki Whitacre, of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

Two other groups of people that should also take extra precautions...

October 10, 2013 - 10:25am
1 year 19 weeks ago

**UPDATE**

As of 1:50 p.m. -- all flu vaccines have been administered -- There are no more to be given to the public at the fairgrounds.

 

 

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said a line of cars awaited them when they opened their drive-thru flu clinic Thursday morning.

In the first two hours over 700 vaccines had already been given out and by 11 a.m. over half were gone. The numbers are ahead of what they did the last two years. The...

September 19, 2013 - 3:52pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton met with the Muskingum County Commissioner's on Thursday to get their feedback on health department services, to discuss what they'd like to see in the future and next year's budget.

"The heath department is in the process of completing a strategic plan that will cover the period from 2014 from 2018," said Hamilton. "We expect there to continue to be major changes in the healthcare landscape in our community and in...

July 3, 2013 - 10:05am
1 year 34 weeks ago

Celebrating the 4th of July with a cookout is a fun way to commemorate the holiday.

For those planning an outdoor event there's a way to keep you and your family from getting sick from the food that you eat. A Muskingum County Health Department Sanitarian said it all starts with washing your hands before cooking or eating and use a meat thermometer to make sure food is cooked to the correct temperature.

"The recommendation is always to get it to code," said Jason Tilton...

June 26, 2013 - 9:50am
1 year 35 weeks ago

Going on vacation should be an enjoyable time for most people.

But, there could be a problem lurking under mattresses and other furniture in hotel rooms. The Muskingum County Health Department said there's been a rise in bedbug complaints mostly due to increased travel and regulation of pesticides that controlled the pests in the past. To make sure you don't bring home an unwanted souvenir from your trip there are some things you can do.

"Isolate your belongings, your...

May 24, 2013 - 5:37am
1 year 39 weeks ago

This weekend marks the opening of pool and swim season.

This week also marks "Recreational Water Awareness Week." Water illnesses are caused by germs, swallowing breathing in mists or aerosols or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools. While pools get tested and are treated with chemicals, there's one that can fight chlorine.

"There is one potential pathogen Cryptosporidium which is a spore form," said Sanitarian Jason Tilton. "It's much...

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