Oneida County Public Health http://wxpr.org en Vaccinations Will Help Stop The Return Of Diseases http://wxpr.org/post/vaccinations-will-help-stop-return-diseases <p>Health officials are discussing a recent upswing in cases of mumps and measles breaking out in parts of the nation. Those mostly childhood afflictions had largely disappeared, but an apparent lack of immunizations have health officials asking parents to get their kids vaccinated.</p><p>Char Ahrens from Oneida County Public Health says this week is National Infant Immunization Week. She says it's a good time to get it done...</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:47:12 +0000 Ken Krall 17646 at http://wxpr.org Vaccinations Will Help Stop The Return Of Diseases In February, Remember Your Heart http://wxpr.org/post/february-remember-your-heart <p>Valentine’s Day may be over but there are still plenty of ways to take care of your heart.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">February is Heart Health Month.</span></p><p>Oneida County Public Health Department is encouraging people of all ages to try and reduce risk factors for heart disease.&nbsp;</p><p>Community health specialist Kyla Waksmonski &nbsp;says behavior changes include daily exercise, healthy eating and limiting alcohol use.&nbsp; Quitting smoking can also cut your risk of heart disease.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:56:06 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14637 at http://wxpr.org In February, Remember Your Heart In Winter, Your Home Could Be Sheltering Radon http://wxpr.org/post/winter-your-home-could-be-sheltering-radon <p>It’s National Radon Week.&nbsp; Health officials are reminding people to get their homes tested for the dangerous gas to prevent long term exposure.</p><p>Oneida County Public Health Nurse Charlotte Ahrens&nbsp;says the problem with radon is that it’s colorless and odorless.</p><blockquote><p>“People have no indicators they they’re being exposed to this gas.&nbsp; The gas is produced by a breakdown of uranium in soil, and in rock and in water.”</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:50:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9762 at http://wxpr.org In Winter, Your Home Could Be Sheltering Radon Drivers Asked To Be Alert As School Begins http://wxpr.org/post/drivers-asked-be-alert-school-begins <P>County health departments treat the ills of the public, but they also are concerned about the safety of children to and from school.</P> <P>Public Health Nurse Rob Deede in Oneida county says while walking can be a great way for kids to get some exercise, drivers should be cautious...</P> <P><I><U> </U></I></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"....be on the lookout. Pay attention to where cars are, where pedestrians are as they're walking. Be alert that between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. you're probably going to see kids walking to school. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:02:00 +0000 Ken Krall 7310 at http://wxpr.org Drivers Asked To Be Alert As School Begins TB Outbreak In Northwoods Highly Unlikely http://wxpr.org/post/tb-outbreak-northwoods-highly-unlikely <P>National Public Radio recently reported a number of tuberculosis cases were confirmed in the Sheboygan area this spring. A Northwoods public health nurse says there is no widespread outbreak and nothing reported here.</P> <P> </P> <P>The Sheboygan outbreak was found in an immigrant family. Officials quickly jumped in, and now think it's contained. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 5326 at http://wxpr.org TB Outbreak In Northwoods Highly Unlikely