Oneida County Public Health http://wxpr.org en 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