Category: Public Health

November 01, 2019

Flu shots available

Seasonal influenza is an illness that can cause serious health complications, including death. The best defense against the flu is vaccination....

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October 15, 2019

McCracken Named Interim

Catawba County Public Health Assistant Director Jennifer McCracken was named Interim Director by the Catawba County Board of Health October 14. McCracken will begin serving...

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September 23, 2019

Lay Breast Health Advisor

The Lay Breast Health Advisor can speak to individuals and groups about breast cancer screening options and link women to care....

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September 17, 2019

Online nutrition education

Online nutrition education is adding convenience for WIC participants through the new WIChealth.org....

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September 12, 2019

Urland to Depart Public Health

Catawba County Health Director Doug Urland has been named Director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill’s...

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August 14, 2019

5 Things to Know about the CHA

The Community Health Assessment (CHA) rolls around every three years and is currently underway. Here's what you need to know......

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May 24, 2019

Farmers Market returns

The Public Health Farmers Market is a convenient way for the public to access healthy fruits and vegetables at an all-local market....

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May 23, 2019

Hot weather poses risks

With high temperatures and high humidity, there are increased weather-related health risks....

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April 06, 2019

Empowering clients

Sharyn Guthrie knows the devastation of losing a job. But she also knows the joy she found in dietetics and uses her skills to help families that are going through the same....

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April 05, 2019

Passion for breastfeeding

Yowill McAbee was inspired to help other women learn how to successfully breastfeed their babies....

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April 04, 2019

Getting a thrill from nursing

School Nurse Suzanne Baer is rewarded every day as she sees improvements in children’s health....

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April 04, 2019

Inspired by biology, business

Environmental Health Specialist Luke Sears has turned an interest in biology and business into a way to keep thousands of people safe every day....

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April 03, 2019

From laboratory to community

When it was time for Darla Houser to make a career change, she knew she wanted something where she could grow and learn....

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April 02, 2019

Listening leads to helping

La'Shanda Carson listens to people to find out their needs and then helps meet those needs....

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April 01, 2019

Preparing for the worst

Chantae Lail is known for thinking ahead. From large-scale community disasters to individual crises, she knows just what to do....

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March 11, 2019

State of the County's Health

The Catawba County State of the County Health Report 2018 is now available....

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December 07, 2018

Reduce the chance of SIDS

These tips will help parents and caregivers reduce the chances of their infant dying suddenly (SIDS)....

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November 02, 2018

Health Plans Open Enrollment

Get health insurance for 2019! Marketplace health insurance open enrollment runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2018....

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October 02, 2018

Flu shots offered

Flu shots offered at event, by appointment...

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