Hypothermia

Hypothermia

Cold weather forecasts for late January and into February include as many as 24 daytime or evening temperatures in the teens or lower. This extreme cold air comes right on top of a possible winter storm starting this weekend (Jan. 19-20, 2019). Richland Public Health...
Flu Season Arrives

Flu Season Arrives

Richland County, OH — According to data compiled by Public Health Nursing at Richland Public Health, flu season has arrived in Richland County. “We have started to see positive test results and hospitalizations due to influenza in the past three weeks,” says Emily...
Free Crib Program

Free Crib Program

Richland Public Health and Partnering Agencies to Distribute FREE Cribs through funds provided by Richland County Youth and Family Council Richland County, OH — Richland Public Health and partner agencies are distributing FREE cribs (called Cribettes) to...
Toy Buying Advice

Toy Buying Advice

Christmas is a time especially for children and for children this means toys.  Each year more than 3 billion toys and games are sold in the United States with 65 percent of these sales occurring between Thanksgiving and the day before Christmas. Although toys are fun...
Winter Driving Safety

Winter Driving Safety

Richland County residents got a winter weather advisory on Tuesday, November 13, and a reminder that winter has arrived early. Richland Public Health and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are reminding all county residents to get ready for winter driving season. The...
Four Steps to Food Safety for Holiday Meals

Four Steps to Food Safety for Holiday Meals

Richland Public Health wants everyone to remain healthy for the holidays. Foodborne illness, often called food poisoning, is a common, costly—yet preventable—public health problem. Each year, about 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick from foodborne...