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Depression is not a normal part of aging

A quick, easy and confidential way to determine if you may be experiencing depression is to take a screening. It is not a diagnosis, but can help guide you to getting help.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Over the last month there have been several cases of pertussis (whooping cough) reported in Winnebago County. Our goal is to stop the spread to infants, persons who are immunocompromised, unvaccinated, pregnant women in their third trimester and people who have contact with any of the above.

In an effort to keep you informed we would like to share a letter sent home to schools with more than one case of pertussis reported. This does not constitute alarm, but rather precaution. Be aware and take the suggested steps to monitor your family’s health.

LIFEPOINT Needle Exchange

A harm reduction program that will collect used needles as a satellite service of the ARCW.

January is Radon Action Month

Winnebago County residents can get a radon test kit for only $5 during the month of January.

On Ice and Snow, Take it Slow!

Winter weather in the midwest can put a toll on us all. Watch the forcast and prepare appropriately when conditions produce icy surfaces. To help avoid a slip or fall this winter use these key points On Ice and Snow, Take it Slow!

School Illness Rates Rising

It's that time of year when we tend to see more student absence due to illness. Find the data for our area and tips for preventing illness...

Could you be at risk for a fall.... and not know it?

Many of us are unaware of the changes in our health that could put us at risk for a fall.  Join us for a 3-part series to help identify changes that put us at risk and how to make improvements so that we can Stay Active, Be Confident!

 

Episode I - Could I be at risk?

 

 

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