Monthly Archives: January 2013

Fluid Needs During the Winter Months

Water makes up the majority of the human body with percentages ranging from 50%-75%, depending on age and gender.  Important organs like our brain are 70% water and the lungs are 90% water.  The average person needs to replace 2.4

Keep Warm And Safe This Winter

Here are a couple of things to be aware of in order to have a warm and safe winter: Frostbite is damage to body tissue caused by extreme cold.  A wind chill around –20˚F could cause frostbite in just 15

Wisconsin Has Mixed Results in Working to Reduce Tobacco Use

Wisconsin is doing well at reducing tobacco use through high cigarette taxes and a strong smoke free air law, but falls short in adequately funding programs to prevent youth from starting to smoke and assist smokers in quitting, according to

National Birth Defects Prevention Month Brings Attention to Congenital Heart Defects

The Oneida County Public Health Department is joining the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) to increase awareness on birth defects, the leading cause of infant mortality in theUnited States.  January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and this year

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer awareness month gives women and their partners a chance to educate themselves about the effects of cervical cancer on their lives. Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus

Cold Weather Brings Carbon Monoxide Risks

Charlotte Ahrens, a public health nurse at the Oneida County Health Department, is encouraging Wisconsin families to learn about the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, take steps to eliminate potential sources of the gas and make sure their homes comply

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

  January 6th -12th is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of folic acid.  Folic acid is a B vitamin that the body uses when regenerating and developing new cells.  It is an important nutrient for all people and

Beware of the #1 Environmental Cause of Cancer: Radon Gas!

  Exposure to radioactive radon gas is the nation’s leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause of lung cancer among smokers.  State officials and your local health departments urge everyone to check their home’s radon

“I’m going to quit smoking for New Year’s…again…”

  If you’re like most of us, the list you put together in anticipation of the year ahead includes changes you’ve tried to make before.  Quit smoking, lose weight, save money…the things we most want to change in our lives

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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.