This year the Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) once again conducted tobacco compliance checks. Any store that has a tobacco license may be checked. A total of 31 random checks were completed in Lincoln County. This year, three stores sold tobacco to a minor. That makes our county’s illegal sales rate 11.1%. This rate is up from last year’s illegal sale rate of 10.0%. Continue Reading > >
Lincoln County Health Department, along with their partners, are inviting the public to participate in the development of a three year community health plan for Lincoln County. This community health plan will set strategies to address health challenges in our communities.
The process for developing the community health plan kicked off last summer when the public was asked to complete a community health opinion survey. Over 689 community members completed the survey either online or in-person. Results of the survey showed the public’s greatest health concerns to be alcohol and drug abuse, mental health and overweight and obesity. Continue Reading > >
As the end of the year approaches, it’s likely there are multiple parties and thus many meals in your future. Carrying food from one location to another and sharing dishes with a crowd means more opportunity for bacteria to grow and cause food poisoning. Whether you’re a skilled cook, a first-time party host, or simply adding a dish to the potluck lineup, the holidays can make even the most confident chefs nervous. The Lincoln County Health Department wants everyone to have a safe holiday season by sharing these food safety tips. Continue Reading > >
While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks in January or later. Lincoln County Health Department encourages residents to get their annual flu shot as it is the most effective way to protect yourself, your family and your community. Continue Reading > >
As we get used to the cooling temperatures and enjoy the last days of fall, the Lincoln County Health Department wants to remind everyone of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, especially those who will be headed to the hunting cabin or to another location where there may not be carbon monoxide detectors. Continue Reading > >