Stories tagged with: Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department

April 23, 2013 - 10:42am
3 years 9 weeks ago

The importance of immunizations are being pushed this week nationwide.

The Centers for Disease Control recommend that children begin getting shots at 2 months old and if on schedule should have most shots by the time they are one.

A local expert said parents shouldn't be afraid to get their children immunized.

"One of the things I tell parents is that the number of vaccines we give children seems overwhelming to parents sometimes and the amount of vaccines we give them...

April 12, 2013 - 5:40pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Although flu season is over, there's a 24-hour virus going around Muskingum County. Local hospital emergency departments have noticed an increase in patients complaining of flu-like symptoms.

"There's been a little increase in people having problems with a 24-hour to 48-hour infection that's causing vomiting and diarrhea. The hospital emergency departments have noticed an increase in people with that complaint and there's certainly been an increase in stool cultures being done,...

February 15, 2013 - 7:02pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

February is heart month and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to focus on a major cause of heart disease, smoking.

Educators at the Health Department are taking the time to teach the public about the benefits of quitting smoking and offering their assistance to help people kick the habit.

"Rambo Memorial Health here in town also has 6 week classes that people can attend, on our website we also have links like that people can go to and get...

December 12, 2012 - 6:38pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department honors two nurses as they finish their careers.

After years of service, Sue Ballenger and Joan Hazard are retiring. The two have spent the better part of their nursing careers with the health department, Sue within the pediatric immunization department while Joan began hers visiting newborn babies at home, one thing she will never forget.

"That was really a lot of fun because I met a lot of people and I really miss that...

November 15, 2012 - 7:40pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

After two years of surveys and research, Muskingum County is ready to launch the community health improvement plan.

Over 40 county organizations have been working together assessing the overall health of the community. Nine goals developed from the assessment, some of which were concerns for obesity, maternal and child issues, but also more non-traditional health issues like housing, unemployment and income. 

"We've worked in the community groups that are already...

October 22, 2012 - 5:17pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

One local agency is raising awareness about lead paint for National Lead Poisoning Prevention week.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to make sure the public knows the effects of lead-based paint, especially in children. Houses painted before 1978 are more likely to have lead paint, and children under age six are most at risk for lead poisoning.

"Also doing any kind of renovations in the home, as well as the condition of the home. if there's paint...

October 11, 2012 - 5:57pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

Residents of Muskingum County were able to receive free flu vaccinations and help the county prepare in the event of a disaster at the same time.

Thursday at the fairgrounds the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department held a free flu clinic providing flu shots to county residents, 18 and older. Another purpose of the event was to exercise the community's ability to rapidly provide immunizations to a large number of people in a short amount of time.

"We can have all the...

August 1, 2012 - 1:21pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

The number of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus has hit its highest level since 2002.

So far this year this year, the Ohio Department of Health confirms 374 mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile, while at this time last year that number was only at 59.

Health officials said last week, the first human case of West Nile Virus was confirmed in an 85-year-old Clermont County man.

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Medical Director Doctor...

July 6, 2012 - 6:10pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The Red Cross along with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and American Electric Power met with the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency to discuss where they stand a week after the storm.

Emergency Management Agency director Bo Keck says if you suffered uninsured damage to report the estimates to the EMA office, this will be collected to determine if funding will be provided to Ohio.

AEP gave an update on their restoration of power to the area.


July 2, 2012 - 5:36pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The big storms that ripped through our area are still causing problems.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency officials are asking for patience as they work with area agencies to deal with those problems.

The Muskingum County EMA, the American Red Cross and Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department briefed members of the media Monday on the continuing disaster relief efforts.

EMA Director Bo Keck said a boil advisory remains in effect for those who lost water but...

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