Entries by Ashley Hedstrom

E-Cigarette Health Advisory

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a health advisory regarding severe lung disease and the use of e-cigarettes. Click HERE to read it.    Click HERE to learn more about e-cigarettes with our Clearing the Vapor course.

Rabies

  Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. In the US, those animals include bats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and skunks. Cases in domestic dogs and cats are fewer in number due to vaccination programs, but can still occur.  Most of the rabies cases identified in Southwest Utah occur […]

Steps to a Healthier You (FREE)!

News Release (08/23/2019) Steps to a Healthier You (FREE)! KANAB, UT –  The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is offering “Steps to a Healthier You”, a free 8-week class that helps participants make simple, sustainable changes for a healthier lifestyle. It will be held at the SWUPHD office at 445 N. Main on Tuesdays […]

West Nile Virus

The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes when at home and during travel is to prevent mosquito bites: Use insect repellent: When used as directed, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Use an external EPA-registered insect repellent with one […]

Free Car Seat Safety Checks

News Release  – (07/19/2019) Free Car Seat Safety Checks KANAB, UT – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is now offering free child car seat safety checks and installations for parents and caregivers in Kane County. “This check is essential for anyone who transports children in their vehicles”, says Delaney Matheson, SWUPHD Child Passenger […]

Questions About Diabetes & Nutrition?

News Release – (07/09/2019) Questions About Diabetes & Nutrition? The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) will be hosting its monthly Diabetes and Prediabetes Community Forum on Thursday, July 11th (6pm) at its St. George office. This month’s topic will be the role nutrition plays in the development and treatment of diabetes. You’ll learn how […]

Youth ATV Certification Course Offered

NEWS RELEASE – (07/01/2019)  Youth ATV Certification Course Offered KANE COUNTY, UT – In order to help increase the number of minors who are certified to ride ATVs, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, in partnership with the Utah Division of Natural Resources, is holding an Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Certificate Course for youth. The class […]

“Ask a Doctor” at Diabetes Forum

News Release – (04/26/2019) “Ask a Doctor” at Diabetes Forum ST. GEORGE, UT – On Thursday, May 9th at 6 PM, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) in St. George will be hosting a Diabetes and Prediabetes Community Forum. This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of medical experts or […]

Celebrate National Bike Month in May

NEWS RELEASE: April 23, 2019 Celebrate National Bike Month in May WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT-  With over 300 days of sunshine, Washington County is easily one of the best places to get into the habit of bicycling to work, to the grocery store, or just for fun!  May is National Bike Month, featuring local activities planned […]

Health Department Offering Free Health Education and A1C Testing

NEWS RELEASE – (03/08/2019) Health Department Offering Free Health Education and A1C Testing ST. GEORGE, UT – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is offering three new opportunities for healthy living education to help residents lose weight and prevent diabetes and heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart […]