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Richland Public Health Talks Hyperthermia

19 Jul , 2019  

With the seriously high temperatures and difficult weather conditions facing Richland County residents on Friday and Saturday, we’re re-posting this reminder from Richland Public Health in which they urged residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness.

People suffer heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion when the body’s temperature-control system is overloaded. Sweating is the body’s natural way of cooling itself. In some situations, especially in periods of high humidity, sweating alone will not provide an adequate release of body heat. More…

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Statewide Hepatitis Outbreak Continues; Levels Off In Richland County

31 May , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak in June 2018 after observing an increase in hepatitis A cases.

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver disease that usually spreads when a person ingests fecal matter – even in microscopic amounts – from contact with objects, food or drinks contaminated by the stool of an infected person. More…

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OK, Richland Source, You’re On! Let The Summer Of Fun Begin

28 May , 2019  

One of our esteemed “competitors,” Richland Source, has unveiled its “2019 Summer Bucket List” of 100 things to do over the next several weeks in Richland and Ashland Counties.

You can read about that list here.

According to the story, the Bucket List includes local 100 activities which “…support one’s health and wellness.” Once having visited a location or having participated in an activity sometime this summer, the idea is to use the hashtag #thriveinthe419 in sharing photos and experiences. More…

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Parkrun Celebrates Two Years Of Fitness And Fun

21 Jan , 2019  

Two years ago, Mansfield became just the eighth location in the United States for the internationally recognized weekly FREE 5K timed run known as parkrun. This past Saturday, parkrun celebrated that anniversary.

Sponsored by the City of Mansfield Parks Department, the Richland County Park District (B&O Trail), and Richland Public Health’s Creating Healthy Communities grant, parkrun is not a race but a fitness and recreation opportunity for all ages. More…

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There’s Still Time To Get A Flu Shot

14 Jan , 2019  

Flu activity in Ohio is increasing and widespread throughout the state for the first time during this flu season. The number of flu-associated hospitalizations are also rising with 338 new hospitalizations during the first week of January compared to 166 during the last week of December. There have been 893 total flu- associated hospitalizations in Ohio so far this flu season, which runs from October 2018 to May 2019. The number of flu cases typically peak between December and February. More…

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Health Information Kiosks Installed At County Libraries

5 Jan , 2019  

Richland Public Health, through a grant provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, is providing internet-connected Health Information Kiosks at all Mansfield/Richland County Public Library locations.

The kiosks have internet-enabled Apple iPads in them that are pre-loaded to connect to National Institute of Health (NIH) websites. Each app on the screen contains information that has been verified to contain evidence-based information to help improve access to important information. More…

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First Two Weeks Of Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Statistics Released

19 Dec , 2018  

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has activated the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Patient & Caregiver Registry. The Registry is the online portal where physicians with a certificate to recommend medical marijuana will register patients and caregivers, and also issue recommendations. Patients and caregivers will also complete their registrations, and update their registration details, using the Registry. More…

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OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital Adds Cardiac MRI

8 Dec , 2018  

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital recently added cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to its array of imaging services for the heart, providing s painless, non-invasive scan offers best view yet of heart muscle and surrounding tissues.

The state-of-the-art MRI scanner helps physicians evaluate and diagnose coronary heart disease, heart failure, valve problems, inflammation, cardiac tumors and damage from heart attacks. More…

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Mansfield Farmers Markets In Full Swing

6 Jul , 2018  

With summer in full swing, the farmers markets in and near Mansfield are sharing locally produced items for sale in several locations and at various times during the week. Here is a sampling of what’s on offer: More…

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Mansfield Physician Among 36 Certified On Medical Marijuana

14 Apr , 2018  

When the State Medical Board of Ohio approved a list of 36 physicians across Ohio certified to recommend medical cannabis to patients this week, a Mansfield doctor was included. This list of independent physicians was the first made under the state’s new medical marijuana law.

The local physician certified was Dr. James Wolfe, who maintains a practice on Trimble Road in Mansfield. More…

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A New Website For Richland Public Health

5 Apr , 2018  

Another local governmental body has improved its online presence through the launching of a new website.

Following on the heels of a new Richland County site, the county’s public health district has unveiled the brand-new richlandhealth.org, which presents information about the agency’s services and resources in an attractive visual interface. More…

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County Pharmacies Participating In Effort To Reduce Senior Falling

22 Mar , 2018  

Certain types of medications and drug combinations can cause dizziness, drowsiness and confusion and could contribute to a life-changing fall in older adults. The Ohio Department of Aging, through its STEADY U Ohio initiative, is partnering with the Ohio Pharmacists Association, Ohio’s colleges of pharmacy, and pharmacies around the state to help older Ohioans and their caregivers understand and minimize the risk of falling potentially caused by the medicines they take to remain healthy. More…

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Yoga And Cello

4 Mar , 2018  

OhioHealth, the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, and Kingwood Center Gardens are teaming up to continue “Hatha + Harmony,” the popular series of free yoga classes accompanied by musicians from the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra that began in 2016. More…

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Check Out A Monitor To Check Out Your Health

2 Feb , 2018  

Over the last year and a half, we’ve looked at the expanding offerings from the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. In addition to books, that would include other items such as bicycles and wi-fi hotspots.

That list is now growing as Richland Public Health has created an opportunity for customers of the MRCPL and the Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby to check out electronic blood pressure monitoring kits. More…

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