CDC Revises Mask Recommendations

Wearing a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is recommended by the Centers For Disease Control or CDC, even if you have been vaccinated.  The recommendation is due to the increase in the number of cases due to the Delta Variant.  Ann Burchett from the Livingston County Health Center says the use of a mask is effective, She […]

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Asian Longhorned Ticks In Missouri

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first finding of an Asian Longhorned Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Missouri. Missouri is the 16th state with a presence of the tick species, since the first confirmed report of the Asian Longhorned Ticks in the United States in 2017. Asian Longhorned Ticks are light brown in color and are very small, often […]

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Chillicothe Cooling Centers

As we move into the hottest part of the year, there may be some that don’t have access to air-conditioning.  Some of the most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses include the very young and the very old.  Those with health conditions and even pregnant women are also at higher risk.  The Livingston County Emergency Management has compiled a list of COOLING […]

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Americans Use Too Much Salt

New Government Dietary Guidelines suggest limiting our salt intake.  Sandy Proctor, Kansas State University extension nutrition expert says currently most of us consume too much salt. Proctor says the current guideline says we as a people grew up consuming too much salt. Proctor says the guidelines recommend no more than 2300 milligrams of sodium, but most consume between 4000 – […]

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Vaccinations – More Shots and Shot Records

As children reach certain milestones, especially starting school, parents are asked to supply shot or vaccination records.  Registered Nurse at the Livingston County Health Center, Mary Taylor says they have access to those records. Taylor says because many of the physicians and clinics use the reporting system they can access the information. The final set of vaccinations for the school-age […]

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