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March 8, 2017

Do you ever feel that you are simply too busy to eat healthy?  Have you had to throw out produce wilting in your fridge because you didn’t have time to use it or you weren’t quite sure what to do with it?  Do you find yourself quickly grabbing lunch from the nearest fa...

March 1, 2017

If you asked me to describe my son I would most likely say that he’s a ball of never-ending energy. As soon as that boy wakes in the morning he’s asking, “What are we going to do today?” And before his head hits the pillow at night he’s already thinking about what he w...

February 21, 2017

It isn’t hard to understand how flu shots and children’s immunizations fit into the role of the local health department.  The tracking of disease outbreaks and educating the community on how they can stop the spread of communicable diseases also makes perfect sense.  B...

February 16, 2017

Several years ago my father went through a very serious medical emergency.  He was on a respirator, underwent numerous surgeries, and after months of hospitalization ended up being sent home with two wound vacs, a PICC line, and feeding tube.  It was months before he w...

February 7, 2017

I must confess something to you.  Before I began working for the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department (GTCHD) I thought that the summation of the health department’s work was administering flu shots, children’s immunizations, tetanus shots after a flood, and food se...

January 25, 2017

With the mere mention of today’s topic, I can guarantee that you will instantly start scratching and itching.  Are you ready?  LICE!  Be honest, you’re scratching, aren’t you? 

Yes, these parasitic insects can be found on people’s heads, and bodies, inclu...

January 18, 2017

Sometimes I chuckle when I see all the days that are recognized as official, fun, crazy and bizarre holidays.  For example, in July we will celebrate “Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days”.  Yup, you heard me right; and while we are celebrating air conditioning we can al...

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