Tag Archives: Public Health

Keep your family safe from West Nile virus this summer

As the weather continues to warm up, health officials say it’s important for people to protect themselves from disease-carrying mosquitoes. One of the illnesses to avoid is the potentially deadly West Nile virus. Source: Keep your family safe from West Nile virus this summer

Impending Summer Brings Water Warnings

Toxin-producing bacteria are a concern every summer in Central Oregon lakes and reservoirs, and the Oregon health Authority is working to educate the public on signs the water may be dangerous. Source: Impending Summer Brings Water Warnings

Oregon governor nixes vaccine bill as US measles count soars

Critics blasted a decision by Oregon Democrats that killed a bill aimed at getting more children vaccinated for measles and other preventable diseases in order pass a tax on large businesses, saying it jeopardized public health. Source: Oregon governor nixes vaccine bill as US measles count soars – oregonlive.com

STDs are on the rise in Klamath County

Klamath County Public Health reported rates of chlamydia in Klamath County have been steadily rising since 2016. The agency also warned of the growing prevalence of an emerging strain of gonorrhea which is resistant to antibiotics. There were 314 reported cases of chlamydia in Klamath County in 2017, and 346 in 2018. Source: STDs are […]
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Rise in Algal Blooms Threaten Water Recreation

Increasing temperatures have led the Oregon Health Authority to notify citizens about cyanobacterial blooms in lakes, reservoirs, and rivers. Exposure to blooms can give people symptoms resembling a stomach flu and can kill smaller animals. Source: Rise in Algal Blooms Threaten Water Recreation | KLCC

Parents, schools await results of federal health study into synthetic turf with tire crumbs

Amanda Gabriele of North Haven, Conn., would love to be wrong. The mother of two, Gabriele has been anxiously awaiting results of a federal study begun in 2016 to unravel the public health mystery of synthetic turf laced with crumbs of ground-up tires. With at least 12,000 crumb rubber fields already in use in the […]
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More states declare porn a public health crisis

More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, raising concerns among some experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. The Arizona Senate approved a resolution this week calling for a systemic effort to prevent exposure to porn that’s increasingly accessible to younger kids […]
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Years Of Bad Accounting Threaten Harney County Health Programs

A budget snafu will shrink government services in this rural Oregon county. Picking which ones need to go is a bitter debate. Source: Years Of Bad Accounting Threaten Harney County Health Programs

Be aware of harmful algae blooms this summer

As summer approaches, the Oregon Health Authority reminds people heading outdoors to be on the lookout for toxin-producing cyanobacterial blooms when recreating in Oregon lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Source: Be aware of harmful algae blooms this summer

Years Of Bad Accounting Threaten Harney County Public Health Services And More

A budget snafu will shrink government services in this rural Oregon county. Picking which ones need to go is a bitter debate. Harney County’s leadership has been miscounting public money for years and is trying to make up the difference with drastic budget cuts. The Harney County Court faced a standing room only crowd at the […]
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