Posts With Keyword ‘Marion County Public Health’

Today Closes out National Public Health Week

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 6:28 am

Friday wraps up this year’s National Public Health Week and this year’s campaign is “Safety is No Accident”.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 6:24 am

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and Marion County Public Health is offering free mail-in screenings.

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Public Health Aims to Get More Kids to the Dentist Regularly

Posted: Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 6:26 am

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The Marion County Public Health Department recently held their Give Kids a Smile day clinics in Pella and Pleasantville where roughly three dozen children were able to get free dental care.

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Prevent Food Borne Illness This Holiday Season

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Many times during holiday celebrations crowds of people can be found in kitchen grazing over food while chatting with their loved ones, but it’s important to take the necessary precautions to prevent food borne illness.

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Christie Vilsack Visits with Area Health Care Professionals

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Christie Vilsack, Executive Director of the Iowa Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies was in Knoxville yesterday afternoon to discuss the program with area health care professionals.

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Iowa Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies Discussion at Knoxville Hospital and Clinics Today

Posted: Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 9:43 am

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Christie Vilsack, Executive Director of the Iowa Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies will be in Knoxville this afternoon to discuss the program with area health care professionals.

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Pertussis Clinics Available for Children in the County Next Month

Posted: Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Though the Iowa pertussis outbreak has not yet affected Marion County this season it is important to take the necessary steps to prevent catching the disease.

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Public Health Offers Tips to Prevent Food Borne Illness

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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When preparing food for your loved ones this holiday season there are a few tips that are important to follow to prevent food borne illness.

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Exercising Can Help Prevent the Flu

Posted: Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

Recent studies show individuals who exercise are less likely to get the flu and if they do it will be a weaker case that doesn’t last as long as those who don’t exercise.

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Marion County Public Health Say Pertussis Hasn’t Hit the Area Yet

Posted: Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The number of Pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in Iowa is up significantly this year, but luckily the disease has not made its way to Marion County, yet.

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This Year’s Flu Vaccination Protects Against H1N1

Posted: Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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This year’s flu shot will not only protect you from the seasonal flu, but it will also help prevent getting H1N1.

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Tips Offered for Residents Battling Mosquito Season

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 6:25 am

A very wet early summer has created ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes, and the parasitic pests have already begun harassing local residents trying to enjoy the outdoors.

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Pella Dentistry Helps ‘Give Kids a Smile’

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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The cooperative effort between Marion County Public Health, Pella Family Dentistry and the I-Smile program provided over $7,000 worth of free dental care to area children earlier this month.

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Marion Co. Public Health, Pella Dentist’s Office Team Up to ‘Give Kids a Smile’

Posted: Monday, June 14th, 2010 at 6:23 am

A Pella dental office will be providing free dental care for under-insured children in Marion County this week.

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First “Delivering Fire Prevention” Event Was a Success

Posted: Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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The Knoxville Fire and Rescue Department, Marion County Public Health, Pizza Hut, Safe Kids Iowa and State Farm Insurance teamed up last week to “Deliver Fire Prevention”.

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Delivering Fire Prevention Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 6:22 am

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A unique partnership in Knoxville is using pizza delivery to promote fire prevention.

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Delivering Fire Prevention Event in Knoxville Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Knoxville residents who order a pizza Wednesday could have a firefighter show up at their door with a box instead of your typical pizza delivery guy.

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Pertussis Outbreak in Knoxville Schools

Posted: Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 6:24 am

According to Marion County Public Health Director Kim Dorn, Knoxville Schools are experiencing an outbreak of pertussis or whooping cough.

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Whooping Cough Outbreak in Knoxville Schools

Posted: Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 6:30 am

According to Marion County Public Health Director Kim Dorn, Knoxville Schools are experiencing an outbreak of pertussis or whooping cough.

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National Cover the Uninsured Week

Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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In honor of national Cover the Uninsured Week, Marion County Public Health is working to build awareness about available governmental insurance for children in the area.

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