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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!

Diabetes is a serious disease that can often be managed through physical activity, diet and the correct use of insulin and other medications to control blood sugar levels. People with diabetes are at increased risk of serious health complications including … Continue reading

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Flu Season 2017-2018

Everyone 6 months and older should receive a yearly flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations. It is the single best way to prevent influenza. Virus strains included in the 2017–18 vaccines will be two … Continue reading

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The Importance of Adult Vaccinations

Vaccines play an important role in protecting communities from disease. Many people think that vaccines are just for children, but did you know that there are a number of vaccinations recommended for adults? Adults, especially those that are older, may … Continue reading

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Forest County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Protect Yourself Against Mosquito Bites The Forest County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Forest County on July 18th, 2017 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile … Continue reading

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Fish Consumption Advisories

Check Fish Consumption Advisories Online With fishing season underway in Wisconsin, you may be enjoying some freshly caught fish. Eating fish is part of a healthy diet, as fish are generally low in calories and fat and high in protein. … Continue reading

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