Public Health

Flu Season is Here

Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Public Health

Influenza season is here with the flu circulating, just in time for the holidays! The flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. It comes on quickly. It spreads easily from person to person and can cause mild to severe illness.

Get your shot. Fight the flu!

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 in Public Health

Having a yearly flu shot is important. All people are at risk for influenza or the flu but especially adults 65+, children, pregnant women, and those with chronic health issues. This is because these people can become much more ill when they get the flu. Influenza viruses are always changing which is why a yearly vaccination is so important.

Delaware County Public Health Donates Sunscreen

Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 in Public Health

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Delaware County Public Health recognized the need to promote sunscreen in our county.

Play it SAFE in the HEAT this Summer

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 in Public Health

Summer is here! With temperatures rising, Delaware County Public Health reminds you to keep your health in mind.

It's Not Too Late for that Flu Shot!

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Public Health

With influenza or the flu increasing in the state, now is a good reminder that its not too late to get your annual flu shot. Everyone is at risk for the flu but especially children, adults 65+, pregnant women, and individuals with chronic health conditions heart, lung, kidney, or weakened immune systems can become much more ill when they contract this disease. Influenza viruses are always changing, so annual vaccination is recommended.

Upcoming Flu Shot Clinics

Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 in Public Health

Influenza or the flu is a contagious disease that can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, or a runny or stuffy nose. The flu can cause high fever and pneumonia and make existing medical conditions worse.

Delaware County Public Health Urges Annual Flu Vaccination

Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Public Health

Like previous years, Delaware County Public Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in encouraging all residents to get their yearly flu vaccination.

Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics - Open to ALL AGES

Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Public Health

We recommend a yearly flu shot as the most important step in protecting against the flu. Come to one of our flu clinics to get yours!

Excessive Heat Wave: Play it safe to prevent heat-related illness

Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 in Public Health

Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, the people at greatest risk include:People age 65 or older.Infants and young children.Overweight individuals.People who are performing manual labor or exercising outdoors.People who have chronic health conditions, especially those with heart disease or high blood pressure.People who take certain medications for things like depression, insomnia, or poor circulation.When temperatures and humidity...

We Need Your Input - What are Our Community Health Needs?

Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 in Public Health

Regional Medical Center (RMC) and Delaware County Public Health (DCPH) are committed to the health of our communities and continue to engage in dialogue and strategic planning to ensure the needs of our patients and communities are met.

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