Already this year, there have been two drug overdose deaths in Muskingum County.
In 2013 there were ten across the county and 2,110 in the state of Ohio. Now, on June 18, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and Muskingum Behavioral Health are offering Project D.A.W.N. to lower these numbers.
D.A.W.N. stands for Deaths Avoided With Naloxone. Dr. Vicki Whitacre said participants will learn how to administer Naloxone, which is a drug that will counter the affects...
Four years ago, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department started the breastfeeding cafe and now, that cafe is expanding.
A small group of moms meet in the morning on the third Wednesday of each month to share experiences of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding coordinator, Lisa Davidson, said many moms wanted to come, but it didn't fit their schedule, so beginning on May 6, the health department is starting a monthly, evening cafe.
Gone are the times for WIC recipients having to dig through a pile of vouchers at the grocery store.
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is rolling out it's new WIC debit cards this week. The cards take the many coupons and compiles them into a single, reloadable card. It isn't happening instantly, but WIC project coordinator, Jody Shriver, said people will transition to the card over the next few months.
"It's been what we call a soft roll out, so there will...
With warmer weather on the horizon, your workout routine may be getting a reboot as well.
Registered Dietitian, Julie Nash, said that fits perfectly with March being National Nutrition Month. The theme this year attempts to show the message of combining healthy eating and the right amount of exercise to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
"This year's theme is bite into a healthy lifestyle and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants us to focus on eating less calories overall...
The most predominant strain of the flu this year is hitting Ohio hard compared to last year, but so far so good in our area.
According to the Health Department, in Muskingum County only two people have been hospitalized for the flu. Compare that to the four last year and Muskingum County is staying away from the flu. At least for now.
"That virus might not be in our area yet," Epidemiologist, Kristen baker said. "That's why we might not be seeing increased...
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and other area partners held a flu shot clinic Thursday.
The event began at 8:30AM and was held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. 2,200 flu shots were available to the public. Director of Nursing, Carol Howdyshell says the vaccine helps you prepare for the flu season.
"The flu shot is incredibly important to prevent that spread of disease from getting that disease. If somebody does happen to get the flu, it shouldn't...
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department will be sponsoring a flu shot clinic.
The clinic will take place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds this Thursday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until supplies run out. The flu vaccination will immunize you against four strands of the flu. Epidemiologist Kristen Baker said that the flu can lead to many complications.
"It can cause a lot of respiratory complications, it can lead to pneumonia, it can also cause...