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2012 Press Release Archive

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Health Alerts and Press Releases

  • Public health alerts
  • Advisories
  • Press releases


October 25, 2012                         

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October 17, 2012 Medina County Health Department will be closed 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, so staff may attend a Health Department training. Normal operating hours at the Medina County Health Department will resume on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 1:00 p.m.

August 31,
2012

During Pregnancy No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe – Not A Single Drop. Read more, click here.

August 17,
2012

Medina County Health Department will be closed 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, so staff may attend a Health Department training. Normal operating hours at the Medina County Health Department will resume on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. For more information about the Medina County Health Department, call 330-723-9688, toll-free at 1-888-723-9688, or log onto medinahealth.org. Services are partially funded by your local property tax health levy.

August 8,
2012

Preventing Mosquito-Borne Illness. Read more by clicking

August 1,
2012

The Medina County Health Department (MCHD), the Medina County Agricultural Society, and fair officials are actively communicating in regard to flu illnesses associated with the Butler County Fair in Southwest Ohio. Preliminary laboratory results on ten samples indicate similarities to the influenza virus, (H3N2)v. All individuals in Butler County’s investigation had direct contact with swine; however the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have not yet confirmed any of the cases. There are no known cases of sickness in animals or humans in Medina County.

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July 18,
2012


 
The Medina County Health Department Lodi Clinic has a new clinic site at the Lodi American Legion Hall at 120 Bank Street in Lodi. The clinic is open on the third Wednesday of the month. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), dental, and immunization services will be available. Read more, click here.

June 29,
2012

New WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

June 18,
2012

Find out your HIV status on June 27, 2012, from 8AM until 4PM during Medina County Health Department’s free, confidential, and anonymous HIV rapid test clinic. The rapid test takes just 20 minutes. No appointment is needed. HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one million Americans are living with HIV infection, and approximately one in five dont know it. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime and those at increased risk—such as gay and bisexual men, injection drug users, or persons with multiple sexual partners—should be tested at least annually. Testing is an essential first step to link persons with HIV infection to medical care and ongoing support to improve their health and help them maintain safe behaviors. CDC also recommends that pregnant women get tested early in their pregnancy so steps can be taken that will prevent transmission of HIV to their babies.

June 8,
2012

The Medina County Health Department will open one-half hour later than normal at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012, so staff may attend a Health Department meeting. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

June 5,
2012

The Medina County Health Department asks Medina County residents a simple question: “How are we doing?” Tell us by completing an online survey. A link to the survey can be found at our website, medinahealth.org. The Medina County Health Department’s mission is to prevent disease, assure a healthful environment, prolong life, and promote well being for the citizens of Medina County. We do this for you – even if you never set foot in our building. We can better succeed in our mission by getting feedback from our customers – each resident of Medina County!

May 23,
2012

Residents Urged to Complete Community Needs Survey. Click here to read the complete media release.

 

May 14,
2012

Medina County Health Department Mosquito Prevention Program Begins May 15, 2012. Click here to read the entire media release.

 

April 23,
2012

The Medina County Health Department is pleased to announce the Move for the Health of It Health Fair, located at the Medina County Health Department 4800 Ledgewood Drive Medina, Ohio 44256. The Health Fair will be on Saturday, April 28, 2012, and begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. Parking is available at Wal-Mart near First Merit Bank. Click here to read the entire media release.
 

April 3,
2012

Medina, Ohio— Medina County again ranked 3rd in Health Outcomes and 4th in Health Factors out of 88 Ohio counties in the 2012 County Health Rankings report by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin released today. To the credit of many, our rankings are the same as last year. Click here to read the entire media release.
 

March 6,
2012

The Medina County Health Department presented its 2011 Annual Report at the Medina County Combined General Health District Advisory meeting on March 5, 2012. The 2011 report is available online at medinahealth.org/quicklinks/Annual_Report. Copies of the annual report are also available by calling 330-662-0513.Click here to read the entire media release.
 

February 29, 2012

ODA ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT FOR PUR SEA SALT SPRAY AND BODY PIERCING SOLUTION. Click here for the Public Health Alert.
 

February 27, 2012

Brunswick will have its own monthly childhood and adolescent immunization clinic starting March 7, 2012. Click here to read the entire media release.
 

February 24, 2012

The Medina County Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program will assist 15-20 Medina County homeowners who lack the financial resources to replace failed or failing Household Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS). The program will especially help those situations which pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of the occupant and to the environment. The Medina County Health Department will determine the extent of the HSTS failure and will prioritize work. There is no fee to apply for these funds. The funds are for single-family, owner occupied units. Click here to read the entire media release.
 

February 10, 2012

Open Wide Kids, For Breakfast with the Tooth Fairy. Click here to read the entire media release.

February 3, 2012

 
The Medina County Health Department Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Division and Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, are partnering to present Medina County’s 9th Annual Baby Fair. The Baby Fair is sponsored by Child Source. The Baby Fair will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Edward A. Hall Conference Center (Entrance A), at Medina Hospital. This free event will provide information about health, nutrition, breastfeeding, and community services for infants, toddlers, and expecting parents. Car seat safety education will be provided at the Baby Fair. For more information about the Baby Fair or the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, please call 330-723-9629 or toll-free at 1-888-723-9688. The Medina County Health Department has protected the health of Medina County citizens since 1918. Services are partially funded by your local property tax health levy. For more information about our services, call us at 330-723-9688, toll-free at 1-888-723-9688, or visit us at medinahealth.org.

January 23, 2012

 
In 2006, Jamie McNeeley began her journey to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) while working for the Medina County Health Department Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Division as a Certified Lactation Counselor. The program included hundreds of counseling hours and specialized training as well classes on child and maternal health. Jamie finished the IBCLC program and passed the exam in 2011. (Read more .pdf)

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