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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Tell us about Youth Vaping

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We need your brainstorming power to create messages about vaping that will work. Take our survey to help shape the campaign at bit.ly/2YUXHRY. The survey is for young people between the ages of 13 to 21. .If you or someone you know is seeking hel...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Tick and Mosquito Surveillance Program Launches in Washtenaw County

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This summer, the Washtenaw County Health Department will participate in the Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance and Prevention Program in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The Health Department will provide mos...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Quit Smoking this Summer with Help from the Michigan Tobacco Quitline

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Is quitting smoking on your to-do list this summer? The Michigan Tobacco Quitline can help with free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges this summer.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in Michigan.  However, 7 in 10...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Washtenaw County Health Department Names New Health Officer

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is happy to announce the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has appointed Jimena Loveluck as the County’s new Health Officer. Loveluck has spent her entire career in public health, including as Deputy ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Health Department Continues to Recommend Hepatitis A Prevention Measures

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The Hepatitis A outbreak is ongoing in Michigan and has infected 20 adults in Washtenaw County. While there are no new cases in Washtenaw, the Health Department continues to recommend good handwashing and vaccination to prevent infection. Hand sanitizer d...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Read our 2018 Annual Report

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is pleased to share its 2018 Annual Report with the entire community.

In 2018, the Washtenaw County Health Department provided thousands of clinical visits and environmental health inspections. We helped thousands of ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

County Health Rankings: Washtenaw County is healthy. But not for all.

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Washtenaw County ranks as the fourth healthiest county in Michigan – and first in factors related to health behaviors and clinical care. But the 2019 County Health Rankings, also show that while there are a lot of opportunities for health in Washtenaw, no...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Eleven Percent of Washtenaw County Pregnant Women Smoke. Free Help is Available.

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Eleven percent of Washtenaw County women who gave birth in 2016 reported that they smoked cigarettes while pregnant, according to a new report from the Washtenaw County Health Department. The Health Department encourages pregnant women to take advantage o...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Community-wide Solutions Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic

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Some epidemics, like Ebola, rush in like a tornado with immediate and obvious destruction. The opioid epidemic, instead, is more like fungus that slowly attacks trees, eventually decimating the forest. This is the focus of a newly published report by the ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Marijuana Legalization: What You Need to Know

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Adult-use recreational marijuana is now legal in Michigan. Here's what you need to know about the law and the health effects.

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On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, creating the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act.

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Washtenaw County Sees Increase in Legionnaires’ Disease

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Eighteen adults in Washtenaw County have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease (Legionella pneumonia) in 2018. No deaths have been reported.

The Health Department continues to look for sources of common exposure, however, to date, none have b...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Michigan extends ‘Do Not Eat’ Fish Advisory for Huron River to Lake Erie

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On Aug., 31, 2018, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an expanded ‘Do Not Eat’ fish advisory for all fish in the Huron River in Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, and Monroe Counties. The original advisory was issued o...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Stop Hepatitis A: Get Vaccinated

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There is an outbreak of hepatitis A among adults in Washtenaw and other Michigan counties. The hepatitis A vaccine is extremely effective at preventing infection, but the majority of Washtenaw adults have not been vaccinated. 

Call 734-544-6700 to...

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