Peoria City/County Health Dept News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:45:55 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2014, Peoria County Government Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:45:55 +0100 November 17 Board of Health Administration and Governance Committee Meeting Canceled <p>The Peoria County Board of Health Administration &amp; Governance Committee meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm has been canceled.<br />Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 679-6603.<br />####</p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:23:25 +0100 Get Your Flu Vaccine During National Diabetes Month <p class="Default"><strong></strong>National Diabetes Month in November is an important month to remind people with diabetes to get a flu vaccine. While CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu, it is particularly important that people with diabetes, even well-controlled diabetes, protect themselves from the flu, a respiratory illness that can lead to severe medical complications. ... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:50:58 +0100 Public Health Thank You Day Dedicated to Community Public Health Partners <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em></em></strong>November 24 marks the nation&rsquo;s annual Public Health Thank You Day. Peoria City/County Health Department dedicates this day to our community health system partners, local public health officials, and community organizations that work together to protect the community's health throughout the year. ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:53:28 +0100 Great American Smoke-Out November 20 <p><strong></strong>The Peoria City/County Health Department is reminding the public that Thursday, November 20, 2014 is the 39th annual Great American Smoke-Out. On this day, the Health Department is urging area residents to quit smoking and to encourage others to quit.</p> <p>About 1 in 4 Peoria County adults smoke cigarettes. Cigarettes as well as cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco can cause cancer. ... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:22:00 +0100 Thanksgiving Food Safety <p>The Peoria City/County Health Department offers food safety tips for your Thanksgiving dinner. Many traditional dinners center around a turkey. Choosing your turkey in advance sometimes means buying a frozen one. Remember that food safety requires a frozen turkey to be thawed <strong><em>in the refrigerator only and may take 5-6 days to thaw. ... Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:54:27 +0100 Health Department Awards Local Students <p><strong><em></em>Peoria - </strong>The Peoria City/County Health Department recognized area students as winners in the Peoria County Food Safety Coloring Contest "Take Action to Prevent an Allergic Reaction" to promote National Food Safety Education Month. Student winners are Ella Coulter from St. Philomena School, Alayna Filipiak from Peoria Academy, and Elaina Kate Kurtz from Farmington School. ... Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:34:10 +0100 HALLOWEEN SAFETY <p>Check out these tips from the Peoria City/County Health Department to help make Halloween festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters.</p> <p><span><strong>S</strong></span>words, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.</p> <p><span><strong>A</strong></span>void trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:09:05 +0100