National Immunization Month Immunizations are public health’s great success story with the disappearance of many infectious diseases. Shots may hurt a little, but the diseases they can prevent are a lot worse – some are even life-threatening. Immunization shots, or vaccinations, are essential. They protect against infections like measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, polio, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). Immunizations are also important for adults, especially those against pneumonia, influenza and shingles. Your immune system helps your body fight germs by producing antibodies to combat them. Once it does, the immune system “remembers” the germ and can fight it again. Vaccines […]
LCDHD Awarded Gold Level Loving Support Award of Excellence for 2019 Each year the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) announces the Loving Support Award of Excellence program. The award program was established to recognize local WIC agencies that have provided exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities. The intent is to provide models and motivate other local agencies to strengthen their breastfeeding promotion and support activities and ultimately increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among WIC participants. 2019 Kentucky Loving Support(c) Awardees: * Bell […]
As of 8/9/19 at 2:30pm EST this boil water advisory has been lifted. Boil water advisory for the Dunnville area, until further notice from East Casey County Water District.
There will be a meeting of the Lake Cumberland District Board of Health on September 3, 2019, at the Russell County Health Department at 7:00 pm EST/6:00 pm CST. This meeting is open to the public and complies with all open meeting laws consistent with KRS 61.805 to 61.850.
Healthy Eating on the Run: A Month of Tips You probably eat out a lot—most Americans do. People are looking for fast, easy and good-tasting foods to fit a busy lifestyle. Whether it’s carry-out, food court, office cafeteria or sit-down restaurant, there are smart choices everywhere. Here are 30 tips to help you eat healthy when eating out. Think ahead and plan where you will eat. Consider what meal options are available. Look for restaurants or carry-out with a wide range of menu items. Take time to look over the menu and make careful selections. Some restaurant menus may have […]
Boil water advisory has been lifted 8.1.19. There is a boil water advisory for the following areas: *Poplar Hill Rd *Willow Springs Rd *Clear Branch Rd *Parton Rd *C. Wesley Rd
Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions. Use the following link to see what preventive screenings are recommended for your age and gender: Preventive Screenings and Immunizations. While this is not a comprehensive list, these screenings are among the most important. Also listed are needed immunizations. The primary benefit of immunizations are to prevent disease. Immunization is […]
There is a Boil Water alert from East Casey County Water District. Location is Strong Branch Road to Contown ON Poplar Springs Road.
Sign-up here for the August 1st at 9:00 AM EST/8:00 AM CST or on August 2nd at 3:00 EST/2:00 CST GoHire/LCDHD Human Resources Meetings.
A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Sonic Restaurant located at 1361 South Hwy 27 Somerset, KY 42501. While it is rare for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler, anyone who consumed food or drink at Sonic Restaurant July 3rd, 2019 through July 22nd, 2019 may consider Hepatitis A vaccination. Sonic Restaurant is fully cooperating with the Health Department and is working with the Health Department to get all employees vaccinated. There is minimal risk of contracting hepatitis A from this establishment or […]