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Health Info A to Z

The Department of Public Health has researched and written these fact sheets to help educate the public, but they are not a substitute for medical advice.  They are reviewed and updated as needed.  They are listed in alphabetical order and the date of review is at the end of each sheet.

These fact sheets are not copyrighted and may be reproduced without permission.  We simply ask that you give us credit for the information.  Click on the topic title to access the fact sheet. These fact sheets are in PDF format.  In order to view PDF documents, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.  If you do not have this, click here to download it from the Adobe website.

If you are not able to find what you are looking for, below are some additional reputable sites for health information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/

US Department of Health and Human Services, http://www.healthfinder.gov/

US National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus, http://medlineplus.gov/

US Department of Agriculture, http://www.nutrition.gov/

For Consumer Health Information in multiple languages, visit: The 24 Languages Project or the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Fact Sheets

About Our Health Department (Detailed Service Information)

About Our Health Department (Detailed Service Information - Spanish)

Health Care Services (Free or Reduced Cost)

About Our Health Care Services (Free or Reduced Cost - Spanish)

About Our Services (Service Listing)

About Our Services (Service Listing - Spanish)

About Our Services for Women

About Our Services for Women (Spanish)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Spanish)

After Cesarean Delivery

After Vaginal Delivery

Animal Bites

Animal Bites (Spanish)

Animal Control Program

Animal Control Program (Spanish)

Animal Rabies Vacciantion Clinic Schedule 2014

Animal Rabies Vaccination Clinic Schedule 2014 (Spanish)

Anthrax

Anthrax (Spanish)

Asthma Facts

Asthma Facts (Spanish)

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Spanish

Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza (Spanish)

Bacterial Vaginosis

Be Smart Program (Female)

Be Smart Program (Female - Spanish)

Be Smart Program (Male)

Be Smart Program (Male - Spanish)

Bed Bug Fact Sheet

Bed Bug Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Bedwetting

Bedwetting (Spanish)

Birth Control Options

Botulism

Botulism (Spanish)

Brucellosis

Brucellosis (Spanish)

C. Perfringens Infection

C. Perfringens Infection (Spanish)

Calabash Chalk

Calabash Chalk (Spanish)

Campylobacteriosis

Campylobacteriosis (Spanish)

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Care Management Program Brochure

Care Management Program Brochure (Spanish)

Care Tips: Birth

Care Tips: 2 Months

Care Tips: 4 Months

Care Tips: 6 Months

Care Tips: 9 Months

Care Tips: 12 Months

Care Tips: 15 to 24 Months

Care Tips: 2 Year Old

Care Tips: 3 Year Old

Care Tips: 4 Year Old

Care Tips: Kindergarten

Chicken Pox - Varicella

Chicken Pox - Varicella (Spanish)

Childcare Facility Inspections

Childhood Illness - When to Keep a Child at Home

Childhood Illness - When to Keep a Child at Home (Spanish)

Childhood Immunizations - Common Reactions and Treatment

Children and Biting

Children and Biting (Spanish)

Chlamydia

Chlamydia Facts (Spanish)

Cholera

Cholera (Spanish)

Cholesterol - Lipid Panels

Clinical Services Brochure

Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile (Spanish)

Colic

Colic (Spanish)

Common Cold

Common Cold (Spanish)

Community Alternatives Program Brochure

Community Alternatives Program Brochure (Spanish)

Community Health Response Program Brochure

Community Health Response Program Brochure (Spanish)

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis (Spanish)

Constipation

Constipation (Spanish)

Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis (Spanish)

Cyclosporiasis

Cyclosporiasis (Spanish)

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever (Spanish)

Diaper Rash

Diaper Rash (Spanish)

Diarrhea & Vomiting

Diarrhea & Vomiting (Spanish)

Dietary Guidelines

E coli

E coli (Spanish)

Eat More Eat Less

Eating Smart on the Run

Eating Smart on the Run (Spanish)

Emergency Heating Safety

Emergency Heating Safety (Spanish)

Encopresis

Encopresis (Spanish)

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder in Children

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder in Children (Spanish)

Fifth Disease - Erythema Infectiosum

Fifth Disease - Erythema Infectiosum (Spanish)

Floods and Flash Floods

Floods and Flash Floods (Spanish)

Fun Talk Series

Fun Talk Series (Spanish)

Genital Herpes

Genital Warts

Genital Warts (Spanish)

Getting It Right - Portion Sizes

Getting It Right - Portion Sizes (Spanish)

Getting Off to a Healthy Start

Getting Off to a Healthy Start (Spanish)

Giardiasis

Giardiasis (Spanish)

Gonorrhea Facts

Gonorrhea Facts (Spanish)

Good For You

Good For You (Spanish)

Groin Pain

Hand Foot and Mouth Syndrome

Hand washing

Hand washing (Spanish)

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (Spanish)

Hepatitis A Facts

Hepatitis A Facts (Spanish)

Hepatitis B Facts

Health Department Brochure

Health Department Brochure (Spanish)

Hepatitis B Facts

Hepatitis C Facts

HIV/AIDS Facts

HIV/AIDs Facts (Spanish)

Free HIV and AIDs Testing Sites

Home Safety Checklist for Small Children

Home Safety Checklist for Small Children (Spanish)

How to Know When Your Baby is Sick

How to Know When Your Baby is Sick (Spanish)

HPV/HPV Vaccine Fact Sheet

Hurricanes

Hurricanes (Spanish)

Impetigo

Impetigo (Spanish)

Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious Mononucleosis (Spanish)

Influenza

Influenza (Spanish)

Instructions for Home Observation After a Head Injury

International Travel Brochure

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Adults

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Adults (Spanish)

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children (Spanish)

Is Your Babies Crib or Playpen Safe?

Is Your Baby’s Crib or Playpen Safe (Spanish)

Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice in Newborns (Spanish)

Keeping Your Grandchildren Safe (Brochure)

Keeping Your Grandchildren Safe Brochure (Spanish)

Keeping Your Grandchildren Safe Fact Sheet

Keeping Your Grandchildren Safe Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Lead Poisoning

Lead Poisoning (Spanish)

Legionellosis

Legionellosis (Spanish)

Lipid Panels - What the Information Means

Lipid Panels - What the Information Means (Spanish)

Listeriosis

Listeriosis (Spanish)

Litter Prevention

Litter Prevention (Spanish)

Malaria

Meningitis

Medication Assistance Program

Meningococcemia

Meningoccemia (Spanish)

Minimum Cook Temperatures

Minimum Cook Temperatures (Spanish)

Modifying Recipes to Reduce Fat and Calories

Mold and Mildew

Mold and Mildew (Spanish)

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum (Spanish)

Mosquito Prevention Tips

Mosquito Prevention Tips (Spanish)

MRSA

MRSA (Spanish)

Mucopurulent Cervicitis

Mucopurulent Cervicitis (Spanish)

Mumps

Mumps (Spanish)

Need A Dentist?

Need A Dentist? (Spanish)

Newborn Skin Conditions

Newborn Skin Conditions (Spanish)

Non-gonococcal urethritis

Non-gonococcal urethritis (Spanish)

Norovirus

Norovirus (Spanish)

Not Even for a Second!

Not Even for a Second! (Spanish)

Otitis Media

Personal Hygiene

Personal Hygiene (Spanish)

Pediculosis

Pediculosis (Spanish)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough - Spanish)

Pinworms

Pinworms (Spanish)

Plague

Plague (Spanish)

Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal Disease (Spanish)

Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac

Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac (Spanish)

Poison Prevention Checklist

Poison Prevention Checklist (Spanish)

Poison Prevention Tips

Poison Prevention Tips (Spanish)

Pubic Lice

Pubic Lice (Spanish)

Q Fever

Q Fever (Spanish)

Rabies

Rabies - Animal Bite Procedure

Rabies and Pet-Human Exposure

Radon Fact Sheet

Radon Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Raising a Cavity-Free Child

Raising a Cavity-Free Child (Spanish)

Residential Food Safety and Power Outages

Residential Food Safety and Power Outages (Spanish)

Reye’s Syndrome

Ricin

Ricin (Spanish)

Ringworm

Ringworm (Spanish)

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease (Spanish)

Rodent Fact Sheet

Rosela

Rosela (Spanish)

Rotaviral Enteritis

Rotaviral Enteritis (Spanish)

RSV

RSV (Spanish)

Rubella - German Measles

Rubella - German Measles (Spanish)

Rubeola

Rubeola (Spanish)

Safe Disposal of Medications

Safe Use of Acetaminophen

Safer Sleep for Babies

Safer Sleep for Babies (Spanish)

Salmonellosis

Salmonellosis (Spanish)

SARS

SARS (Spanish)

Scabies

Scabies (Spanish)

Sensational Substitutions

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Shigellosis

Shigellosis (Spanish)

Shingles

Shingles (Spanish)

Smallpox

Smallpox (Spanish)

Sore Throat

Sore Throat (Spanish)

Staph Infection

Strep Throat Scarlet Fever

Strep Throat Scarlet Fever (Spanish)

Syphilis

Syphilis (Spanish)

T B Facts

T B Facts (Spanish)

Thrush

Thrush (Spanish)

Thunderstorms and Lightning

Thunderstorms and Lightning (Spanish)

Tinea Infections

Tinea Infections (Spanish)

Tips for Budget Grocery Shopping

Tips for Budget Grocery Shopping (Spanish)

Toilet Training

Tornadoes

Tornadoes (Spanish)

Trichomoniasis Facts

Tularemia

Tularemia (Spanish)

Twinrix - HPV

Universal Precautions

Vasectomy Fact Sheet

Vibrio vulnificus Infection

Vibrio vulnificus Infection (Spanish)

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (Spanish)

Viral Precaution Tips

Viral Precaution Tips (Spanish)

Water Conservation Tips

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus (Spanish)

Winter Weather

Winter Weather (Spanish)