Douglas County Health Department Pushes CDC "Fight the Bite" Art Contest
The Douglas County Health Department is promoting another art contest for our local school children, and this time we’re going national!
This time the target is mosquitoes and preventing the spread of West Nile virus with the Fight the Bite contest. Th...
“Nutrition from the Ground Up”- March is 2010 National Nutrition Month Theme
It’s common knowledge that a healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but you need to do your homework before planning a diet overhaul.
March is National Nutrition Month and the American Dietetic Association and the Douglas County Hea...
Douglas County Health Department Awarded $5.7 million as Part of Recovery Act Prevention and Wellness Initiative, Communities Putting Prevention to Work
Today, the Douglas County Health Department was awarded a grant of more than $5.7 million for obesity prevention and nutrition education in Douglas County.
This grant award is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Communities Puttin...
Poison Prevention Week Strives to Raise Awareness
It’s a partnership for prevention. The Douglas County Health Department and Nebraska Regional Poison Center are joining in an effort to raise awareness during Poison Prevention Week – March 14-20.
Poison Prevention Week was first observed in the earl...
Baby Blossoms Collaborative Recognized by Essential Pregnancy Services
The Baby Blossoms Collaborative, coordinated by the Douglas County Health
Department, recently was awarded the Hearts of Gold Award by Essential Pregnancy Services.
EPS makes the award to honor those who have shown a true respect for life by their
February Means Heart Month and Valentine's Day
When you’re out looking for flowers and candy this February, think about giving another gift - the gift of health - to someone special, including yourself.
"Heart disease remains the nation’s leading cause of death," Health Director Dr. Adi...
Healthy Foods a Brees to Serve for Those Manning the Super Bowl Kitchen
It's the biggest game of the year, but sometimes it seems more like the Super Bowl of Food.
Super Bowl Sunday has almost become another national holiday, with parties popping up all over the place. In addition to the game and the commercials that make th...
Douglas County Woman with H1N1 Dies
A Douglas County woman who was more than 50 years old and had been hospitalized since late October died on Wednesday. She tested positive for H1N1 shortly after she was admitted to the hospital and had health conditions including asthma and diabetes.
Cold Weather Return Brings Dangers
Winter has made its first major statement this week with new snow and temperatures forecast to fall below zero over night in the metro area. The Douglas County Health Department reminds you to plan for cold-weather safety.
"Everyone needs to ...
Keep Food Safe for Thanksgiving Holiday Feasting
As Nebraskans prepare to feast on their Thanksgiving turkeys, the Douglas County Health Department has some suggestions for a safer holiday.
"The turkey may be the centerpiece of your dinner, but it's not always cooperative," Health Director Ad...
DCHD Announces Details on Omaha South High H1N1 Clinic
A school-based H1N1 vaccination clinic is set for Saturday, Nov. 21 at Omaha South High School, on South 24th Street between J and K Streets. Free vaccinations will be provided to people in the CDC’s target groups from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.