Monthly Archives: May 2011

West Nile Virus

To help track the West Nile virus (WNV), state health officials have reactivated the statewide, toll-free Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610. “Dead birds act as an early warning system for West Nile virus,” said Dr. Henry Anderson, State Health

Resiliency in Youth

Submitted by:  Mental Health Interagency Council Have you ever wondered why some people can overcome trauma or a very dysfunctional environment in their youth, and then go on to become adults who have persevered despite the odds against them?  What

Tick Season has Begun. Prevention is the Key to Avoiding Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria carried by deer ticks.  Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease may not appear until weeks, or months after the tick bite.  Early symptoms can include a red circular patch often referred to as

Summer Exercise Tips

Finally!  Warm weather has arrived!  Spring and summer give us excellent opportunities to get out and exercise after the long reprieve of winter. Living in the beautiful Northwoods, we’ve got great access to exercise right in our back yard. When temperatures

Understanding the Illness of Depression

Mental Health Interagency Council Article #2 Written by Jamie Olson, Three Lakes High School There are many misconceptions about mental illnesses.  Depression and anxiety are two of the most common disorders in the United States.  There are five common misunderstandings

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Breakfast is well known as being the most important meal of the day. A lot of times people are not hungry when they first wake up. If one waits to have breakfast or skips breakfast completely, the body stays in

Restaurant Inspection Scam

For Immediate Distribution May 2, 2011 A state-wide telephone scam has been confirmed by at least one restaurant operator in Oneida County. The caller states they are a “State” inspector, there is an issue with the restaurant, and an inspection

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Oneida County Health Department
100 West Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
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Telephone (715) 369-6111
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Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information on services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.