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Nov 4

What Do You Know About WIC?

“WIC” stands for Women, Infants and Children.  It is a supplemental nutrition program for: Pregnant women Breastfeeding women (up to the infant’s 1st birthday) Non-breastfeeding postpartum women up to 6 months after birth Infants Children up to their 5th birthday WIC helps families by providing nutritious foods such as milk, eggs, cereal, juice, fruits, vegetables […]

Nov 4

November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes.  Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems, such as heart disease, nerve damage, […]

Nov 4

Get Your Flu Shot Now!

There’s no shortage of misconceptions about the flu vaccine.  Let’s clear up three big ones: MYTH:  You can get the flu from the flu shot. FACT:  You might feel some minor side effects, but because vaccines contain inactivated or weakened flu viruses, they can’t make a health person sick. MYTH:  The flu shot doesn’t always […]

Nov 4

Board of Health to Meet November 26

The Ringgold County Board of Health will meet at the Public Health office on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 6:00 PM.   Please contact Becky Fletchall at the public health office (641-464-0691) if you would like to add a topic to the agenda. Please note that our agency is now located just inside the west door […]