Entries by olwm

E-Cigarette Use in Teens Increases 300%

E-cigarettes now the most commonly abused drug among youth WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT – Results of the 2015 Utah Prevention Needs Assessment youth survey have been released and show a 300% increase in teens using electronic cigarettes, surpassing alcohol as the most commonly abused drug among youth. From 2013 to 2015, the 30-day use rate of […]

Salmonella Outbreak

Linked to cucumbers, 30 cases in Utah…   A salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico to the U.S. has sickened at least 285 people in 27 states. 30 cases are confirmed in Utah among 7 local health districts, resulting in seven hospitalizations. Anyone who purchased cucumbers recently (between August 1st and September 3rd) […]

Wildfires & Your Health

What impact does all that smoke have on your health? Get live air quality data for Washington County (monitor loctaed in Hurricane) HERE During the presence of moderate to heavy wildfire smoke, people with asthma and heart/lung diseases, children, and the elderly should:   Stay indoors as much as possible Avoid prolonged or heavy exertion […]

Healthy Living Challenge Ends With Success

KANAB, UT – The Healthy Kane County Coalition recently awarded prizes to the finishers of the first-ever Kanab Healthy Living Challenge. Teams and individuals from Kanab, Orderville, Fredonia and Glendale competed for points, weight loss, inches lost, and body fat reduction. Prizes included $100 gift certificates to Duke’s Clothing and Knuckle Heads bike shop, along with CamelBaks, […]