Monkeypox cases increasing, WHO reports

Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase of monkeypox cases worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).As multiple media outlets have reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported four possible cases in the United Sates. Although the CDC states that anyone can get monkeypox, the agency […]

Be COVID Safe This Summer!

Summertime is here – and for many of us that means socializing and lots of fun activities like heading to the pool, family vacations or gatherings, cookouts and seeing friends and family. Before you and your family gather with loved ones or friends for these great summertime events, The Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) […]

Keeping Wyandotte County Healthy – UGPHD Offers Services for Everyone!

Springtime is here and summer is just around the corner – now is a great time to take advantage of the many health services offered by the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD), so that everybody in the family is ready for a summer full of fun and healthy activities! The UGPHD is located at […]

Editorial: National Mental Health Awareness Month

Suicides outnumbered homicides 2 ½:1 in 2019, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was the tenth leading cause of death overall and second leading cause among 10-to-24-year-olds.Clearly, more education and outreach are needed — a current focal point. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Special events nationwide are raising awareness about […]

Get Ready for Spring and Summer with WyCo Parks and Recreation Activities!

Unified Government Health Department Urges People to Get Booster Shots & Report At-Home Test ResultsHealth experts at the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) are reminding people that COVID-19 is still present in our community – so they have a few tips we can all follow to help control the spread of the virus in […]

How to elminate and prevent home mold

Commentary by Tere Siqueiracc Mold growth is a part of nature.It also is something that should be avoided or eliminated in your home.As the Environmental Protection Agency notes on its website, indoor mold can produce allergies and cause eye, nose, throat, skin and lung irritation, and can even cause asthma attacks.The following tips will guide […]

Get Ready for Spring and Summer with WyCo Parks and Recreation Activities!

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer – it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine – and Wyandotte County Parks & Recreation is here to help! Wyandotte Parks & Rec has just published its Spring & Summer Parks & Recreation Guide, which is a comprehensive guide to all of […]

How to be a caregiver for a sick loved one

¿Cómo cuidar de un ser querido cuando se encuentra enfermo? Cuidar de un ser querido que padece una enfermedad grave o crónica puede ser agotador y desafiante.Si está cuidando a un ser querido enfermo, los siguientes consejos pueden ayudarlo a sobrellevar los desafíos que enfrenta: *Investigar: encuentre fuentes confiables y consulte con profesionales sobre la […]