Peoria City/County Health Dept News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:01:48 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2014, Peoria County Government Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:01:48 +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 Peoria County Board of Health Approves Officers <p><strong>Peoria County - </strong>At the October 20, 2014 meeting, the Peoria County Board of Health discussed Peoria City/County Health Department program reports and agenda items. A summary of key issues follows:</p> <p class="Pa31"><strong>Approval of 2015 Officers:</strong></p> <p class="Pa31">The Nominating Committee of the Board of Health recommended new officers for 2015. ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:43:43 +0100 NO Ebola in Central Illinois <p><strong></strong>Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, and Marshall County Health Departments are working to protect residents during the current Ebola situation in the United States. While there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Central Illinois and none in the State of Illinois, plans are in place to address public health and safety. ... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:33:44 +0100 KidneyMobile in Peoria <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><strong>Peoria, IL </strong>&ndash; The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming up with health agencies in Peoria, Illinois to provide free kidney and diabetes screenings on October 29 and 30, 2014 for community members. ... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:49:57 +0100 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week <p><strong>Peoria County -</strong> The Peoria City/County Health Department recognizes State of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's proclamation of Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 19-25, 2014, in the commitment to eliminate lead poisoning in children. ... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:11:43 +0100 Do Not Let Bacteria Crash Your Monster Mash! <p><strong><em></em></strong>The Peoria City/County Health Department offers these tips from our Environmental Health staff to ensure your Halloween gatherings stay ghoulishly fun and do not turn ghastly!</p> <ul> <li><strong>Foodborne bacteria will creep up on you if you let food sit out for too long. ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:58:46 +0100