Stories tagged with: Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department

April 7, 2012 - 5:11pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

Day two of the Community Health Fair took place Saturday...

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department hosted the event at the Colony Square Mall. Rambo Memorial Health Center was one of the vendors providing services and information to visitors.

"The things that we do here are free, but a lot of things that we do at our clinic is also free and people don't understand that, they don't realize that. So it is a good way for them to get a chance to...A lot of people will...

April 6, 2012 - 5:07pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

The Colony Square Mall is hosting an event designed to provide health screenings and information to the public.

The annual Health Expo kicked off Friday as part of a two-day event featuring local healthcare organizations. Jennifer Hiestand of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said there is more than just information available for visitors.

"We have about 30 health-related organizations here, to display what services they provide, and provide free health...

April 4, 2012 - 4:56pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The change in seasons means problems for those who suffer from allergies...

Spring has sprung over the past few weeks and plants are in bloom. Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said there's a certain substance that comes with them and it's causing some trouble.

"Right now, what's bothering people is mostly pollen. A little bit from grass, but mostly pollen from all the trees, bushes, flowers...And it's come early, at least a month...

April 2, 2012 - 3:27pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

Small changes like eating healthier and regular physical activity can make big changes in your health...

It's National Public Health Week and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is participating with a Community Health Fair.

"There will be about a dozen health-related organizations there to provide information on the services they provide, and also to have free health screenings and testing for people who otherwise maybe, may not take advantage of it,"...

March 1, 2012 - 7:00pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

Renovations are in the planning phase for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

On Thursday Project Manager Jeremy Davis sat down with the Muskingum County Commissioners to update them on his progress.

"The main function of this program is to increase efficiency and the maximum space that we can use for the health department, mainly the expanded clinical and nursing services," said Davis.

The project has been in the works for several months. ...

February 16, 2012 - 5:17pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

Local organizations are taking steps to better meet the needs of the community.

Last year during the county fair, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department began taking surveys about health issues in our community.

Those results were then reviewed by the Healthier Muskingum County Network, which consists of around 50 local organizations.

Thursday, members of those organizations met to vote on what they felt were the most important items.

Community health...

January 14, 2012 - 5:32pm
3 years 32 weeks ago
January 13, 2012 - 5:51pm
3 years 32 weeks ago


With those cold temperatures and gusty winds, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department reminds you that it can be dangerous if you are going to be outside.

Medical Director Dr. Vicki Whitacre said the single digit wind-chills can cause respiratory problems for the elderly, those with chronic diseases and newborn babies younger than six months.

"They always need to have at least a t-shirt underneath their shirt, and wrapped in a blanket," said Whitacre....

January 10, 2012 - 5:13pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

Working towards a healthier community, one local organization is asking for your help....

The Healthier Muskingum County Network is requesting all residents of the county to fill our their online survey. The survey will be used to assess the county on health issues and then be used to put an improvement plan in place.

"Ideas we have so far are, how can we work together, cooperate more, get more bang for our buck," emphasized Community Health Planner Jodie Stones. ...

October 24, 2011 - 2:39pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

Any unused or expired medication can safely be disposed of this Saturday at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

The Drug Enforcement Administration has once again asked local law enforcement to collect prescription and over the counter medications. Muskingum County has stepped up the effort to not only accept tablet and pill forms but liquids and needles as well.

"If you leave these things in your medicine cabinet or if you leave these things in your home, we'...

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