Measles is one of the world’s most easily spread diseases. Fifty years after the approval of a very effective vaccine against measles, the virus still carries a danger to local and world-wide health safety due to people not getting vaccinated. So far in 2014 there have been 2 people sick with measles in Wisconsin alone, both connected to overseas travel. Continue Reading > >
The Lincoln County Oral Health Coalition has a challenge for the community; reduce your sugar for one day. In celebration of February Dental Health Month, we are asking families and individuals to take the Sugar Out Day pledge on February 28th to reduce the sugar you eat and drink for the day.
You can find the pledge by clicking on this link: Sugar Out Day 2014 Pledge Form.You can also request a printed form by calling Shelley at Lincoln County Health Department 715-539-1360, email@example.com. Continue Reading > >
Lincoln County Health Department, 607 N. Sales Street, Suite 101
Days and Times: Second Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- March 11
- April 8
Walk-in. No appointment needed. While supplies last.
Wisconsin, as well as the entire Midwest is experiencing a propane shortage. Because of the shortage, follow the steps below:
- Contact your propane vendor when your tank reaches 30% full. Propane is limited, the demand is high so don’t wait to call or you may run out.
- Turn down your thermostat,.
- Close off vents to rooms that do not need heat.
- If possible, use alternatives for heating your residence.
For more information, visit WI State Energy Office
With weather forecasters predicting cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills throughout Lincoln County this weekend, we are issuing a special public health advisory to remind everyone of the dangers of severe cold, and safety tips to follow if you’re headed outside.
With low temperatures and even moderate wind, common outdoor activities can quickly become life threatening, even for those appropriately dressed for the outdoors. Exposed areas such as the nose and ears can freeze within 30 seconds with a wind chill factor of negative 30 degrees. Continue Reading > >