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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...

Hospice care touches patient, family and caregivers too

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio - End-of-life discussions with your family can be uncomfortable and full of mixed emotions. However, in choosing Holzer Hospice, individuals are...

Meigs Health Today: Juvenile Arthritis

By Angie Rosler RN Aches, pains and bruises are the story of our lives as parents of young children! However, there are conditions that warrant further...

Health committee approves legislation reducing flow of opioids, expanding treatment options

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) today announced that the Ohio House Health Committee has passed legislation he sponsored that originally addresses...

Fight the Bite: Dealing with mosquitoes

  By Steve Swatzel, RS, Director of Environmental Services Fight The Bite, Ohio! When thinking of mosquitoes, think of “Fight the Bite Ohio!” It’s a catchy slogan...

Meigs Health Today: What you need to know about HPV

By Courtney C. Midkiff, BSC, MCHD Administrator and MCCI Member The Meigs County Health Department (MCHD); Meigs County Cancer Initiative, Inc. (MCCI) and the Meigs County...

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