Wash Your HANDS

HAND WASHING Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections such as Influenza (flu) and Pink Eye. Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of viruses like the flu and other germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics and becoming difficult, if not impossible, to treat. Watch video below. INFLUENZA Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly and people will have […]

Arthritis Limits Daily Activities

Arthritis Limits Daily Activities of 24 million US Adults: Symptoms can be reduced with physical activity and educational programs More than 24 million adults with arthritis have activity limitations from their disease. The percentage of adults with arthritis who have activity limitations grew from 35.9% in 2002 to 42.8% in 2014, a significant increase of 20% overall and independent of the aging of the population. The everyday activities of these adults are limited by arthritis, such as holding a cup, lifting a grocery bag, or walking to their car, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report released today. More […]

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdoses

Do you know someone at risk of drug overdose? Naloxone reverses Opioid overdoses. You can stop and overdose death! On Friday, March 31st there will be a free and open to the public opportunity to receive free doses of Naloxone. No appointment is necessary. Walk-in between 10:00 am — 3:00 pm to the Pulaski County Health Department. Enter at Specialty Clinic (doors facing East Mt. Vernon St), at 45 Roberts Street, Somerset, KY 42501. We will provide education on overdose prevention, education on how to safely give Naloxone and free Rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing. Naloxone trainings will be […]

2017 Wellness Promotion

Would you like a chance to win a $1,000.00* (see terms below) cash incentive just for taking a few minutes to learn more about your health status and how to improve your general fitness and overall well-being? Fill out your wellness profile today! At the end of the profile, you will be given a chance to enter your name into the contest. Even if you entered our 2016 contest, you are welcome and encouraged to enter this contest. You may view our previous winners here: view our past winners! After completing a health questionnaire, developed by a team of experts at the Lake […]

2016 Diabetes Awareness Champion: Green County High School

Pictured left to right –Janet Cowherd, RN, BSN, Diabetes Educator for Green County and Renny Smith, RN, School Nurse for Green County High School receiving the traveling trophy! Green County High School was recently recognized as the 2016 Diabetes Awareness Champion!  The school raised $308 for the  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by selling paper sneakers that were displayed the school office to show support as well as students paying to wear pajamas and hats on a designated day.

Activity Counts—for All Ages!

Being active is not only good for you, it’s important for the children and teens in your life as well! Our bodies benefit when we’re active, especially if we have diabetes. Being active can help you feel better, reduce stress, keep your weight and blood sugar (blood glucose) levels in a healthy range, and increase your energy level. You sleep better, too. As more and more youth become overweight and less active, type 2 diabetes once only seen in adults over 40 – is now being found in teens. You can play a key role by helping the children and […]

Have a Holiday Heart-to-Heart

Look at Your Family’s Past to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Your Future The holidays are known as a time for family gatherings, catching up with relatives, and sometimes even the occasional family conflict. Like drama at the holiday dinner table, in many ways your health is influenced by your family—for better or for worse. This year, why not start a conversation that benefits everyone? Gather your family health history. Why It’s Important Family history of disease is an important part of understanding your chance for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious […]

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2016

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! CDC established #NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Make sure you get a flu vaccine to protect yourself this flu season. For more information on NIVW, visit: www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/index.htm