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Meigs Health Today: Disaster preparedness

By Shannon E. Smith Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator Meigs County Health Department POMEROY, Ohio - How often do you think about emergencies or disasters? Probably not...

Meigs Health Today: Rollin’ on the River

By Ceiara Martin, MPH, CHC Program Director ​The first official day of autumn is quickly upon us, and many may feel that that means outdoor...

West Nile case in Meigs County

  POMEROY, Ohio - The Meigs County Health Department has released a statement concerning West Nile virus in the county. Meigs County Health Dept. (MCHD) recently...

Breastfeeding awareness month

With Breastfeeding Awareness Month (BAM) upon us, Meigs County WIC is supporting this year’s World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) theme: “Breastfeeding, Foundation of...

Immunization clinic Aug. 14, 2018

POMEROY, Ohio - The Meigs County Health Department will conduct an Immunization Clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m....

Big Latch On event scheduled at Holzer

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - During the first part of August every year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week to raise awareness...

Meigs Health Today: Wise and well at work

By Ciara Martin, MPH Creating Healthy Communities Project Director Do you ever feel like you spend more time at your place of employment as opposed to your...

Chow Line: The importance of hand washing to prevent foodborne illness

My husband gets frustrated with me because I’m always reminding him to wash his hands multiple times when cooking. He says washing before he...

Consumer Alert: Individuals posing as Premium Health Plan representatives

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment is warning Ohioans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of...

Food license 101

by Dawn Keller Food licenses are issued by your local health department. They are required for (almost) anyone selling food directly to the public. The...

Meigs County Health Department addresses Hepatitis A concerns

POMEROY, Ohio - The Meigs County Health Department has released a statement concerning Hepatitis A. According to the statement, “there are no known cases of...

Gallia County Health Department reports Hep A cases at restaurant

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Recently the Gallia County Health Department has confirmed 2 positive cases of Hepatitis A in Gallia County. One of these cases...

Alzheimer’s Association workshop to help families and loved ones living with...

ATHENS, Ohio – The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter is offering Effective Communication Strategies, a free community workshop to help families and caregivers connect...

What you need to know about meningococcal disease

By Sherry Hayman, Public Health Nurse Bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis cause meningococcal disease. About 1 in 10 people have these bacteria in the back of...

Immunization Clinic set for July 17, 2018

The Meigs County Health Department will conduct an Immunization Clinic on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at 112 E. Memorial...

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