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February is American Heart Month!

In celebration of American Heart Month this February, the Forest County Health Department, in collaboration with community partners is offering activities to increase awareness of high blood pressure, which is often times referred to as the “silent killer.” Normal blood … Continue reading

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Prevent and Protect Against Seasonal Influenza (the Flu): Stay Home When Sick!

The Forest County Health Department is reminding people that they can take steps now to stop the spread of influenza, and one of the biggest steps they can take is Stay Home When Sick! Influenza activity has been increasing across … Continue reading

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January is National Radon Action Month

Radon comes naturally from rocks and dirt in the ground. There’s always some radon in the air around us. It can become a problem when radon gas from beneath your home leaks in through cracks or gaps in the foundation … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Tobacco

Starting Sunday November 26, 2017, the major U.S Tobacco Companies will run federal court mandated TV and print ads highlighting the negative health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as how the tobacco industry designed cigarettes to be … Continue reading

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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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