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Flu Rages On Across Ohio

20 Feb , 2019  

Flu activity in Ohio is increasing and widespread throughout the state, as reflected by the increase in the number of flu-associated hospitalizations. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) tracks and reports seasonal influenza activity on a weekly basis. This current influenza season’s activity is reported from October 2018 to May 2019.  Read More

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New Drug Take-Back Bin Now Located At Avita Ontario Hospital

17 Nov , 2018  

Residents of Ontario, Bucyrus, and the surrounding communities now have additional locations to drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through a partnership with the METRICH Enforcement Unit, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, and the Ontario Police Department, secure drug collection receptacles have been placed in the main lobbies of Avita Ontario Hospital and Bucyrus Community Hospital. Read More

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Flu Vaccine Clinic This Thursday

23 Oct , 2018  

Richland Public Health  recommends everyone age 6 months and older get an influenza (“flu”) vaccine. This recommendation follows Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The Health Department will hold a flu vaccine clinic for Richland County residents on October 25 from 10 AM to 1 PM. The clinic will be walk-in (no appointment needed) and will take place at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, in the Corley Room (lower level, rear parking lot). Read More

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Richland Public Health Shares Tips For Coping With Summer Heat

16 Jun , 2018  

With temperatures near 90° with high humidity this weekend, Richland Public Health urges residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness (known as hyperthermia). 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. Read More

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Neighborhood Immunizations Continue County-Wide

12 Jun , 2018  

This summer, infants, children and adults can get the shots they need at Neighborhood Immunization Clinics staffed by public health nurses from Richland Public Health. These clinics are open at sites that are hopefully more convenient for you because they are located closer to where you live. Read More

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This Week’s Mosquito Spraying Locations

24 Jul , 2017  

Richland Public Health will be conducting mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following locations during the week of July 24 - July 28: Read More

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Yoga In The Park

25 Jun , 2017  

According to Wikipedia, Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. This summer, an opportunity is being offered to engage in those practices and disciplines within the peaceful confines of the Gorman Nature Center. Read More

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Richland County Ranked Below Average In Overall Health

1 Apr , 2017  

When the County Health Rankings were recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Richland County ranked below average among Ohio counties. According to its website, “The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in every county in America. Read More

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Baby Box Program Launched Statewide And Here In Richland County

11 Mar , 2017  

The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global integrated program Baby Box University to improve family health-care outcomes and reduce Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS), today announced that Ohio is the second U.S. state to launch a universal program where all expecting and new parents can receive a free Baby Box by completing online parenting education. Read More

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Richland County Team Selected For Walkability Action Institute

12 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield area may soon become more walkable. According to the CDC, only 20% of American adults and less than 30% of high school students meet the minimum physical activity guidelines. The lack of regular physical activity can lead to onset of many chronic diseases, some cancers, poor academic achievement, and even early death. These and many related issues were discussed in the recent release of the United States Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities, including a list of actions that can be taken to reverse some of the current physical activity trends and could improve walkability and access to safe activity options for the long-term. Read More

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