Start Planning Now for a Safe Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving turkey deserves special attention, and not just to maximize the
As with any meal, food safety is
a concern, and turkeys are notoriously difficult to cook....
Input Needed on Community Health Improvement Plan
County Health Department (DCHD) and Live Well Omaha are engaging the community
in the development of a countywide health improvement plan. A community
health improvement process will identify community assets and resources that
A Safe and Healthy Halloween is a Real Treat
If everything goes right, a child’s costume will be
the scariest part of their Halloween. Adults can help by making sure there is a
balance of fun and safety, and with a little imagination, you can even promote
Sudden Infant Death Numbers Rising in Douglas County
October is SIDS Awareness Month
The number of Sudden Infant Deaths (SIDS), or Sudden
Unexplained Infant Deaths (SUIDS), is on ...
Douglas County Heeds Surgeon General’s Call to Action for Walkable Communities
U.S. Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy today called on Americans to “Step It Up!” by making walking and
walkable communities a national priority in order to address one of America’s
major public health challenges.
WIC Closes for Week to Get New Computer System
All WIC clinics in
Douglas and Sarpy counties will be closed from Aug. 24-31 to complete the
installation of a new computer system.
Over the course of the past 18
months, the State of Nebraska has been in ...
First 2015 West Nile Case Confirmed in Douglas County
on schedule, Douglas County has its first confirmed case of West Nile virus for
2015. The infected individual is a man who is more than 50 years old. He was not
“This is about the time of year we usually get our first
Don’t Let the Heat Beat You
It has been a
summer of heat extremes, and that looks to be with us for a while longer.
“During the average year in the
United States, heat is – by far - the biggest weather killer,” Douglas County
Health Director, ...
Douglas County GIS Map Shows Smoke-Free Destinations
It has been six years since smoke-free became the norm in
Douglas County and Nebraska. The state’s
Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) eliminated smoking in enclosed workspaces,
including restaurants, bars, keno establishments, and ot...
Advice on Protecting Yourself from Heat-Related Injury
Some advice from the
CDC on protecting yourself from heat-related injury
Heat Exhaustion What
you should do:
High Ozone Level Forecast for Sunday
The air quality forecast issued for Sunday, July 12,
2015, by the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) projects ground-level
ozone concentrations in the upper end of the “moderate” range of the Federal
Air Quality In...
Elevated Ozone Levels Forecast for Saturday and Sunday
The air quality forecast issued today by the
Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) projects ground-level ozone
concentrations in the upper end of the “moderate” range of the Federal Air
Quality Index (AQI). Elevated ozone
July 4 Fireworks Could Bring Air Quality Concerns
It is possible there may
be health concerns for some individuals sensitive to air pollution during the
holiday, due to high levels of smoke from fireworks, according to the Douglas
County Health Department.
Safe Cookouts Start with Planning
Holiday cookouts are meant for gathering people around
the grill, the dinner table, and sharing food. Gathering the family for an
emergency room trip is not supposed to be pa...
Health Department Warns of Smoke Concern
The Douglas County Health Department is advising residents
that smoke from Canadian fires has filtered in the metro area. That smoke has
driven the Particulate Air Quality Index into an area defined as “Unhealthy for
DCHD & OFD: Fireworks Use Requires Safety
Nights are brighter and noisier since legislation was passed in
2010 that made many more fireworks legally available in Douglas County. But,
legal fireworks for your Fourth of July celebration don’t always mean a safe
Health Department Strives for Safe Swimming
recent national study showed that 1 in 8 public pool inspections resulted in an
immediate closing and 1 in 9 spas needed to be closed following inspection.
While swimming is one of the best things about summer for thousands of people in
Douglas County Health Department Has Advice to Beat the Heat
It feels like
summer, but that’s not all good. On the average, heat is – by far – the biggest
weather killer in the United States, and with high temperatures in the works
for the near future, the Douglas County
April is STD Awareness Month
Health Department Concerned About Air Quality
Douglas County Health Department is advising people who have lung disease,
respiratory disease, or a heart condition to be aware of possible smoke and
particulates in the air during the weekend. The source of th...