Only 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Needed for Younger Adolescents

The Advisory Council on Immunization Practices and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidelines recommending 2 doses of HPV vaccine for teens up to age 15. HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus, which is so common about 79 million persons in the United States, are infected. It is a cancer causing virus that can be prevented. Fewer shots provide benefit to complete the series. Continue Reading > >

“Try Before You Buy” Coming to Dave’s County Market

Something tasty is coming to Dave’s County Market in Merrill Saturday March 25th 10am-1pm or while supplies last. The Lincoln County Nutrition Coalition is partnering with the local grocery store to offer a taste testing event. The booth will feature fruits and vegetables to encourage children and adults to try something new. “I hope this booth will offer a chance for people to try a new fruit or vegetable,” states Kristi Krombholz RN, lead of the Lincoln County Nutrition Coalition. She also adds, “If people like the fruits and vegetables that they taste, they can then pick it up in the store that day!” Continue Reading > >

Tall Pines Community Garden – Plots Available

Applications and Orientation

Applications are now being accepted for plots at the Tall Pines Community Garden. The Tall Pines Community Garden is located on Pine Crest Grounds at the Corner of Sixth Street and Memorial Street. There will be approximately 48 garden plots for rent available this Spring. The garden is open to anyone interested in having a garden alongside others in their community; no pesticides such as Continue Reading > >

Lincoln County Oral Health Coalition Kicks Off Adult Campaign with Billboard

Lincoln County Health Department Oral Health Coalition recently received a grant funded through the Midwest Collaborative Initiative provided by the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition, along with funding from Ascensions’ Good Samaritan Health Center and Sacred Heart Hospital for the promotion and education of Adult Oral Health to Lincoln County residents. Continue Reading > >

Test Your Water: National Groundwater Awareness Week

What do you know about your water quality? March 5-11th is National Groundwater Awareness Week. The Lincoln County Health Department reminds well owners to test their private well once per year. Test any time you notice a change in how the water looks, tastes or smells. Even if your water looks, tastes and smells good, it can have harmful germs. Continue Reading > >