Monthly Archives: March 2015

Egg Safety for the Holidays

March 27, 2015 Whether eggs are from a store or your local farmer, safe handling and cooking will reduce the chance of getting sick. Even the cleanest eggs that do not have cracks in the shell can contain salmonella, which

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcoholism and alcohol-related problems touch all Americans, directly or indirectly, and is one of our nation’s leading public health problems. Currently, nearly 14 million Americans — 1 in every 13 adults — abuse alcohol or are alcoholics. Several million more adults engage


As health care costs continue to rise, employers are searching for effective ways of lowering—or at least controlling—those costs.  One effective solution is worksite wellness programming.  Studies show that wellness programs reduce employee risks for disease and work-related injuries, decrease

National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week kicks off this week (March 15-21, 2015) The nation’s poison centers report more than 2 million poisonings each year, often requiring emergency medical care. Poisonings are usually associated with young children (under 5), but also can

National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 8-14, 2015 What is  groundwater? It’s the water that fills cracks, voids, and other openings in soil, sand, and bedrock. Why is it important? Persons with wells use groundwater for drinking water.  Also, most groundwater flows directly into streams,


MARCH IS NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH More than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer every year, and of that number, more than 50,000 die from it.  Colorectal cancer, commonly referred to as colon cancer, occurs in the colon

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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.