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Kendall County Health News

  1. Poverty Facts

    February 11, 2019

    Poverty Solutions initiative at the University of Michigan focuses on action-based research with community partners is helping to inform and test strategies for the prevention and alleviation of poverty. Learn more about why we need poverty solutions here.

  2. Attention U.S. pet owners and others involved in the international movement of pets

    February 8, 2019

    Please be advised that some importing foreign countries will now accept digital (electronic) signatures for the issuance and/or endorsement of international health certificates for live animals, including pets.Learn more…

  3. Managing Multiple Sclerosis: Treatment Can Delay Future Attacks

    February 4, 2019

    By: NIH News in HealthMost of the time, multiple sclerosis, or MS, starts mildly, with unpredictable symptoms that can seem baffling. Without treatment, the disease can worsen to the point that you can’t write, speak, or walk.MS starts when the body’s immune system slowly attacks the fatty coating around nerves. Without an intact coating, communication between […]

  4. Winter Weather Safety

    February 1, 2019

    Winter can bring with it a wide variety of potentially dangerous weather. From impacting roadways, outdoor activities, infrastructure, and more, being prepared for any eventuality can bring you and your family some peace of mind this winter season.View full presentation here.

  5. Local hospitals see frostbite cases as Polar Vortex hits Miami Valley

    January 30, 2019

    Learn here about the impacts of the Polar Vortex in Miami Valley.

  6. Shake it Off: Boosting Your Mood

    January 28, 2019

    By: NIH News in HealthHave you ever had a bad mood you just couldn’t shake? Everyone feels grouchy or irritable some days. But a bad mood or major mood swings that go on too long may signal a bigger problem. The good news is that certain healthy habits can help you boost your mood.“Some people […]

  7. Opioids and Worker Health

    January 24, 2019

    By: National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesOpioids and Worker Health PodcastThe current opioid epidemic in the U.S. is having a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and workers. It has become increasingly evident that on-the-job exposure and substance use disorders are challenges that impact workers in different occupations. For example, emergency and […]

  8. Vibrio Species Causing Vibriosis

    January 21, 2019

    By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)CDC estimates 80,000 people become sick with vibriosis, and 100 people die from their infection, in the United States every year.Anyone can get sick from vibriosis, but you may be more likely to get an infection or severe complications if you:Have liver disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, or thalassemiaReceive […]

  9. Candida auris

    January 14, 2019

    By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. CDC is concerned about C. auris for three main reasons:It is often multidrug-resistant, meaning that it is resistant to multiple antifungal drugs commonly used to treat Candida infections.It is difficult to identify with standard laboratory […]

  10. Radon – Is Your Family at Risk?

    January 10, 2019

    Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas produced by the decay of uranium found within our soil, a natural and expected occurrence. Kendall County’s geology is rich in uranium deposits, capable of producing high levels of radon gas.In the outdoor environment, radon gas readily escapes the ground, quickly dissipating into the air, without risk of […]

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