• Routt County professionals share how to set, and celebrate sustainable health and fitness resolutions
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    Routt County professionals share how to set, and celebrate sustainable health and fitness resolutions

    Steamboat Springs residents Nancy Meyer and Penny Dahlen take advantage of a warm day in early March 2020 by classic skiing at Haymaker Nordic Center. Having a friend or partner helps maintain accountability while trying to achieve New Year’s resolutions. Shelby Reardon/Steamboat Pilot & Today New Year’s resolutions should be celebrated, not belittled or set begrudgingly. That’s the advice of Dr. Justin Ross, licensed clinical psychologist and director of the Workplace Wellbeing Program at UCHealth in Denver, who said New Year’s resolutions are important to celebrate as long as the resolutions are sustainable steps of daily goals and include a form of accountability. “Resolving to be better is deeply human…

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  • Warren County Environmental Health Electronics Disposal Information | KNIA KRLS Radio
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    Warren County Environmental Health Electronics Disposal Information | KNIA KRLS Radio

    Warren County Environmental Health Electronics Disposal Information | KNIA KRLS Radio – The One to Count On For residents who upgraded their electronics this holiday season, Warren County Environmental Health wants to remind residents of how to properly dispose of old computers and electronics without harming the environment. Options include donating your PC if it still works to a friend, family member, or charity, sell to a company for re-use, and recycling or disposing through an approved provider, as many cities and municipalities provide that service for a small fee. For more information, click below. https://www.warrencountyia.gov/government/public-safety/health-services/environmental-health/ 3325456932 Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac…

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  • Burwinkel to become next Clinton County Environmental Health director
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    Burwinkel to become next Clinton County Environmental Health director

    WILMINGTON — Following interviews this week by the Clinton County Board of Health, Katie B. Burwinkel was named the next Environmental Health Director succeeding Matt Johannes, who will be retiring. A Clinton County resident, Burwinkel has been employed by the Clinton County Health District since spring 2008. Her current position with the health district is as Registered Environmental Health Specialist II. “I am honored and excited to serve our community in the role as the Environmental Health Director. Matt Johannes has been an outstanding mentor demonstrating the importance of education before enforcement. It will be a practice we will continue along with building working relationships with each person we interact…

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  • SPOTLIGHT – Environmental Health | Clatsop County Oregon
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    SPOTLIGHT – Environmental Health | Clatsop County Oregon

    Safe food. Safe water. Safe communities. Clatsop County Environmental Health works to ensure that residents and visitors can rely on basic services with confidence. Environmental Health covers a wide range of services, facilities and activities including: Food service establishments: Plan reviews, licensing and twice-yearly inspections for 354 establishments Public swimming pools and spas: Twice-yearly inspections of 84 pools/spas inspected Lodging/travel accommodations – Inspections of 122 accommodations every 2 years Schools & daycare facilities – 13 schools Small community drinking water systems – Surveys of 26 water systems every 3-5 years Onsite Septic systems – Approximately 240 permits issued per year Household hazardous waste: Eight collection events each year – Saturdays…

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  • Florida Department of Health in Brevard County Issues Precautionary Swim Advisory
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    Florida Department of Health in Brevard County Issues Precautionary Swim Advisory

    September 28, 2022 Florida Department of Health in Brevard County Issues Precautionary Swim Advisory-Avoid contact with contaminated water- Contact:Cynthia Leckey, EH [email protected] Viera, FL — Due to the potential effects on water quality related to Hurricane Ian, the Florida Department of Health in Brevard (DOH-Brevard) has issued a county wide precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches. At this time, swimming is not recommended. Tests will be conducted, when possible, to determine the water quality at public beach locations. Until test results are available, you should assume that water contact may pose an increased risk of disease or illness, particularly for susceptible individuals. Additionally, residents should avoid contact with floodwaters…

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  • UT Southwestern opens first academic medical center campus for southern Dallas County: Newsroom
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    UT Southwestern opens first academic medical center campus for southern Dallas County: Newsroom

    DALLAS – Sept. 17, 2022 – Thousands of residents, business owners, and regional leaders gathered Saturday at the community celebration for the opening of UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird, the largest of its regional campuses and the first to bring academic medicine to the booming southern Dallas region. The two-story, 150,000-square-foot campus is UT Southwestern’s sixth regional outpatient medical center offering a multitude of services in primary, heart, and cancer care. The facility also provides lab services, a full-service pharmacy, and advanced imaging technologies such as MRI and CT scans, along with women’s health services such as mammography. Specialty care to come later this year includes neurological services from the Peter O’Donnell Jr.…

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  • Douglas County Health Department starts environmental health services
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    Douglas County Health Department starts environmental health services

    The Douglas County Health Department is nearing completion after setting up its environmental health services at the start of the month. These services include inspections of things like restaurants, septic tanks, tattoo parlors and child care centers. “Our commitment is to make this a friendly, facilitative relationship where we are helping them, training them, helping them do a good job,” Public Health Director Michael Hill said. “Rather than coming in and smacking them if we think they are doing something wrong.”  The health department plans to use a softer touch for most minor infractions, Hill said. Major health concerns will still be punished, he said.  The department hopes to have…

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  • Amid push for transparency, Travis County OKs audit for Central Health
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    Amid push for transparency, Travis County OKs audit for Central Health

    Millions of dollars in taxpayer money flow through Central Health every year, most of it going to hospitals, community clinics and Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. Should the public health care agency be doing more to make sure the organizations that get those funds are actually spending them they way they are intended? That question, raised by a group of residents, has made its way to Travis County’s top leaders. On Tuesday, Travis County commissioners voted to formally require Central Health, the county’s hospital district, to do a performance audit. A performance audit looks at how the entire operation is run and makes recommendations for needed changes.…

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