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  • Public Health Matters Blog - Norovirus Illness is Messy – Clean Up Right Away December 4, 2017
    When norovirus strikes in your own home, you can be prepared by having the supplies you need to immediately clean up after a loved one vomits or has diarrhea. Norovirus is a tiny germ that spreads quickly and easily. It causes vomiting and diarrhea that come on suddenly. A very small amount of norovirus can […]
  • Public Health Matters Blog - Rural America in Crisis: The Changing Opioid Overdose Epidemic November 28, 2017
    In America, 15 out of 100 people live in a rural area. I loved growing up in a rural community, where there were actually no stop lights, everyone knew their neighbors, and doors were always open. But, my years of working in public health has taught me rural areas are not that different from urban […]
  • Public Health Matters Blog - ABCs of Viral Hepatitis November 20, 2017
    Viral hepatitis is the term that describes inflammation of the liver that is caused by a virus. There are actually five types of hepatitis viruses; each one is named after a letter in the alphabet: A, B, C, D and E. The most common types of viral hepatitis are A, B and C. These three […]
  • Public Health Matters Blog - Preparing to quit: 10 tips to help you quit smoking November 13, 2017
    Each year, on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to quit during the Great American Smokeout. Most people who smoke want to quit, but they also know quitting is hard…it can take several attempts to succeed.
  • Public Health Matters Blog - Everyone can be a flu vaccine advocate! November 6, 2017
    With the holidays quickly approaching, there will be more opportunities to spend time with family and friends. Now is the time to ensure that you and those around you are protected from flu. Now is the time to get your seasonal flu vaccine if you haven’t already gotten it. It takes about two weeks after […]

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