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Tips for a Healthy, Safe July Fourth Holiday Weekend

As Ohioans make plans to celebrate the July Fourth holiday weekend, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) offers several tips for ensuring a healthy, safe celebration by taking a few precautions regarding fireworks, food-borne and water-borne illnesses, mosquitoes and measles. ...

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Healthy Swimming

Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) are spread by coming in contact with water from swimming pools, hot tubs, fountains, lakes, rivers, and oceans (recreational water) that is contaminated with germs. ...

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Ohio awards money to 4 programs aimed at treating drug-addicted pregnant women, their babies

Four programs in Ohio are receiving grant money to help pregnant women who are addicted to heroin or other opiates as the state looks to combat drug abuse and its effects on children. ...

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Local mumps outbreak now community-wide

Columbus Public Health continues to investigate a growing number of mumps cases in our community ...

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Meechie – Quiz Time

Quiz Time. ...

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Black media snubbed again

The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million in advertising. ...

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FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

The federal government said Monday it has no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and it is reviewing research suggesting they may pose health risks. ...

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Ohio Medicaid to begin online family enrollment ahead of schedule

New eligibility system makes it easier for children and parents to access health coverage ...

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Individual Health Insurance Open Enrollment ends March 31, 2014

On October 1, the Obamacare Healthcare Exchange Marketplaces opened to provide another avenue for Americans to obtain health insurance. ...

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Columbus Community Conversations on Mental Health

As part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health Columbus’ Community Conversations on Mental Health Kick-off October 10, 2013. ...

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