May 2, 2016

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Healthy Baby, Healthy Family

A woman calls the LCGHD; she’s pregnant, and of course she wants the very best for her baby. First-time mom and Oberlin resident, Cynthia Santiago began learning what moms and babies need when she enrolled in WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), … Read More…

Free app helps monitor blood pressure

Reducing high blood pressure can lower a person’s risk of heart attack, heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. Nearly 20 percent of people who have high blood pressure don’t know that they do, which puts themselves at risk for poor hea… Read More…

South Lorain County Heroin Awareness Meeting

All are invited to a town hall meeting on increasing awareness of heroin use, presented by South Lorain County Local Initiative to Network Compassion (LINC).
When: Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 PM
Where: Lindley Center, 627 North Main St., Wellington, OH
W… Read More…

Food Safety Level 1 Training Available

All food service workers are invited to attend a Food Safety Level 1 Training, hosted by the Lorain County General Health District. The Ohio Food Code requires that food service operations, such as restaurants and grocery stores have a Person in Charg… Read More…

Flooding and Private Water Sources

Thousands of households in Lorain County have a private water source such as a well, cistern, or pond. While public water sources are constantly monitored for contamination, people with private water sources should take extra steps to make sure their … Read More…

Save the Date: Senior Fest 2016

Come to Senior Fest 2016, a free event co-sponsored by the Lorain County Office on Aging and the Lorain County General District!
 
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Lorain County Community College
Spitzer Conferen… Read More…

Healthy Kids Achieve More – Projects that keep students healthy

Research shows that healthier students achieve more inside and outside the classroom. The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) is invested in partnering with Lorain County school districts to help students lead healthy, safe and active lives…. Read More…

When the Healthy Choice is Easy

Your family doctor told you to get more exercise. While she recommended that you join a gym, money is tight and getting a gym membership isn’t possible right now. Your doctor said that even just 30 minutes of walking a day can reduce your risk o… Read More…

April Showers? Walk Indoors!

Don’t let April showers keep you from walking. Walk indoors with Lorain County Fit Walks. During the week of April 24, bring a new friend to any location, and get one bonus punch.
 
• Mondays at 5:30 PM: April 4, 11, 18, and 25 at the … Read More…

Change in Immunization Requirements for Students Entering Grades 7 and 12

 LCGHD Health Commissioner David Covell wants parents to be aware of a change in immunization requirements for children entering grades 7 and 12 in the 2016-2017 school year. As mandated by the state of Ohio, all students entering grade 7 (school… Read More…