Juneau County Health Department
2014 Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia Clinic Schedule
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, aching muscles and joints, and a sore throat. The flu season usually runs from November through April with peak time being January or February.
Annual vaccination is recommended for all persons over 6 months of age. Vaccines available through the health department. Please see flier below for more information.
Affordable Care Act Tobacco Cessation Guidance Toolkit
The American Lung Association has launched a new online toolkit with materials related to the Affordable Care Act guidance on coverage of tobacco cessation medications and counseling.
Please visit the website below for more information:
School Has Started—Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?
Make sure your children are up-to-date on vaccines before sending them back to school. School-age children, from preschoolers, to middle schoolers, to college students, need vaccines. Use CDC’s online resources and tools to check the recommended vaccines for your children. Get your children to the doctor if you discover they need vaccines to protect them against serious diseases. For more information visit: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/CatchUpImmunizations/
Eating your catch - Making healthy choices
Eating your catch can be part of a healthy, balanced diet. Fish are generally low in unhealthy saturated fats and high in protein. Fish contain vitamins and minerals and are the primary food source for healthy omega-3 fats. Studies suggest that omega-3 fats may be beneficial during fetal brain and eye development, and eating modest amounts of fish containing these healthy fats may lower the risk of heart disease in adults. Health experts recommend that fish be included as part of a healthy diet.
However, fish may take in pollutants from their environment and food. Mercury and PCBs are the contaminants of greatest concern in fish, prompting recommendations that people limit or avoid eating certain species of fish from many waters throughout the nation. You can get the health benefits of eating Wisconsin's fish while also reducing potential health risks from unwanted pollutants by following Wisconsin’s fish consumption guidelines.
Compare the type of fish and where you caught your fish with the consumption advice. After consulting the recommendations, you may find that you do not have to change your eating habits, you may choose to eat different types of fish or eat some species less frequently.
For more information visit: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/consumption/index.html
September is Preparedness Month
Be Disaster Aware. Take Action to Prepare! September 2014 marks the eleventh annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the US Department of Homeland Security. One goal of Homeland Security is to educate the public about how to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, mass casualties, biological and chemical threats, radiation emergencies, and terrorist attacks.
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Message from the Health Officer
Welcome to the Juneau County Health Department’s Website!
Juneau County is wonderful place to live and visit. Our website includes important information for our residents and visitors. It is designed to assist you in finding information about the county’s health status, our programs and services, educational resources, and to alert you to what’s new within public health.
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Mission: "To Protect and Promote Health and Wellness within Juneau County"
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Courthouse Room 104
Mauston, Wisconsin 53948
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Fax Number: 608-847-9407
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If you are experiencing a health care emergency, please call 911.
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