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Making Consent a Comfortable Conversation

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Members of Eau Claire Healthy Communities are working to make consent a commonplace topic of conversation between parents and kids no matter what their ...

National Nutrition Month: Eat Right, Bite by Bite

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Most experts agree: Healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated. Unfortunately, endless food options at the grocery store and easy access to never-ending information on the ...

Staying Safe During Extreme Cold

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Last winter, 75 people died from exposure to cold across Wisconsin. The number of deaths was 36% higher than average over the past few winters, likely due to the ...

How to Decode Coughs & Sneezes

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

It’s that time of the year when we see and hear more people coughing and sneezing. Parents may wonder what illness has made their child feel unwell. The common cold, influenza, and whooping cough (pertussis) share some ...

Some Things Aren’t Meant to Be Shared

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Are you planning a holiday gathering at your home this season? Make sure to lock up your prescription medication and store out of sight! Rates of prescription medication misuse, accidental ...

Taking Safe Sleep on the Road

ensure your baby’s sleep environment is safe, wherever you are

Ellen Jacobs, Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Traveling with baby takes a lot of planning and supplies. Making a “safe sleep plan” is a part of prepping for a trip. Having a plan helps parents and ...

Cholesterol: Know Your Numbers

nearly one-third of Eau Claire residents has high blood cholesterol

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths across the country, and high cholesterol is one of the largest risk factors for heart disease. While the body can make all the cholesterol that it needs ...

A Day to Dispose of Your Outdated Drugs

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

When was the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet? If you can’t remember the last time you did this or if you’ve NEVER done this before, now is the time to get rid of expired and unused ...

County Falls Behind in Mammograms

Eau Claire County trails state in share of women who get this vital cancer screening

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Mammograms save lives. Yet many women in the Chippewa Valley are not getting into the clinic for this routine breast cancer screening. Today we know much more about this disease than we used ...

6 Hot Tips for Safe Summer Dining

how not to get sick at the cookout

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

During this busy summer season of picnics, barbecues, and other activities involving food, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department would like to remind everyone about important ways to keep your food safe ...

What Seniors Can Do to Fight the Flu

influenza hits older people harder than most. Here’s how to prepare for the virus

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Hospital-reported data has shown for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications ...