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Looking for the Latest Weekly Flu Report? posted on Feb 15

The DPH Weekly Flu Report can now be found on this DPH web page – please be sure to bookmark for future reference. If you’re looking for any Weekly Flu Report prior to February 15th, 2019, please see previous Weekly Flu Report posts here on   …Continue Reading Looking for the Latest Weekly Flu Report?

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Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships posted on Feb 13

Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships

Did you know: 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from a dating partner? February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and it’s a good time to remind teenagers how to recognize the signs   …Continue Reading Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships

Highlights of the February 13th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Feb 13

The February monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included an informational briefing on the status of proposed amendments to regulations, followed by a pair of informational updates from DPH staff on departmental activities. First, the Council heard an update on the status of proposed amendments   …Continue Reading Highlights of the February 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, February 8, 2019 posted on Feb 8

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness declined very slightly over the course of the past seven days. It’s too soon to tell if we have seen the peak of flu season, and in fact, we can expect flu to continue to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 8, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, February 1, 2019 posted on Feb 1

The latest weekly flu report indicates a rise in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. If you have not gotten a flu shot, there is still time to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Flu vaccine remains available in communities across   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 1, 2019

There’s a Chill in the Air – But Cold Stress is Preventable! posted on Jan 29

There’s a Chill in the Air – But Cold Stress is Preventable!

The early days of winter teased us with milder weather, but alas, the cold has arrived! Still, the temperature doesn’t have to be freezing—and you don’t have to be outside very long—to be at risk for cold stress, particularly hypothermia and frostbite.  In fact, cold   …Continue Reading There’s a Chill in the Air – But Cold Stress is Preventable!