General Health Information

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. CDC, ODH and Harrsion County HD will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. For up to the minute updates in Ohio and Harrison County, visit: www.coronavirus.ohio.gov and https://www.facebook.com/harrisoncohealthdepartment/   Link (2/5/2020):  ODH monitoring a new PUI & new guidelines for sharing PUI…

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2018 Ohio Drug Overdose Report

From 2017 to 2018, the rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths decreased by 22.7%, making it the lowest overdose death rate since 2015. • Beginning in the second quarter of 2017, the number of unintentional overdose deaths began to decrease, and this trend continued into the first half of 2018. However, the number of deaths…

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Sugary Drink Habits Start Early!

Despite health messages to limit sodas and other sugary beverages, most American children drink them often, new government statistics show. Nearly two-thirds of boys and girls ages 2 to 19 drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage daily, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The national survey of dietary habits from 2011…

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The Warning Signs of Diabetes!

What Is Type 2 Diabetes and what are the warning signs? Type 2 diabetes can affect all people, regardless of age. Early symptoms of type 2 diabetes may be missed, so those affected may not even know they have the condition. An estimated one out of every three people within the early stages of type…

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Diabetes Friendly Dining!

A Diabetes Meal Plan When you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, eating a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats is crucial to controlling your blood sugar and weight. Some people find it helps to count carbs, too. So what’s a well-balanced dinner look like when it comes to Type 1 or…

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The Harrison County General Health District is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Community Health Assessment

Cadiz, OH (October 1, 2019) – The Harrison County General Health District is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Community Health Assessment (CHA). The report is a comprehensive collection and analysis of data regarding health issues, available services and opportunities for action in Harrison County communities and identifies priority issues related to the…

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