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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.