Don’t give the gift of food poisoning this holiday season. Lincoln County Health Department is reminding residents that following basic food safety tips will help lower the likelihood that a foodborne illness becomes part of your holiday season.
Explore smart ways to quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout on November 21, 2013. The idea is to quit smoking on that day and begin to enjoy the rewards of a lifetime of smoke-free living.
Quitting smoking is an important step toward a healthier life. From the first day, you’ll learn to recognize your own smoking triggers, which may surprise you. Soon, you can learn how to outsmart your smoking triggers. In 24 hours, you will have boosted your chances of quitting for good.
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Children Flu shots and Flu Mist
Available to all children who have no health insurance, children with health insurance but no flu vaccine coverage, children on Medicaid/Badgercare, children who are American Indian or Alaskan Natives. You must call the Lincoln County Health Department at 715-536-0307 to schedule your child’s appointment.
Adult Flu Shots
We are out of adult flu shots for the 2013-2014 Influenza season.
Among all American women in the United States, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports in its latest data of 2009, that “the 3 most common causes of cancer is breast, lung & colorectal”. The CDC reports from 1999-2009, women with breast cancer shows “incidence & trends have decreased significantly”. Rates of women dying from breast cancer do vary from state to state. Continue Reading > >
Local Health Officials want to remind you and your family of the importance of safe sleep for your baby during SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) awareness month. Sleep related deaths are the leading cause of death for babies 1-12 months of age. Babies who are 2 to 4 months of age are at the highest risk for these sleep related deaths. Since 2010 in north central Wisconsin, 7 babies have died from a sleep related death; however, none in Lincoln County. Continue Reading > >