06/07/2018 Public Health Works to Keep Swimming Water Safe
No one wants a day at the beach to make them sick.
05/16/2018 New Video: ‘Overdose Prevention – We Can All Save a Life’
Deaths and hospitalizations from opioid overdose continue to increase in Dane County.
05/11/2018 Public Health Madison & Dane County Launches New Website
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has launched a new website to provide the community with up-to-date information relating to public health issues, initiatives, pr
05/08/2018 Mayor Soglin Represents Madison at National Mayors’ Institute on Opioids
Mayor Paul Soglin is representing the City of Madison at the Mayors’ Institute on Opioids hosted by the National League of Cities (NLC), leading a four-member delegation representing the area, including Madison, Public Hea
05/04/2018 Fight the Bite: Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus
With the arrival of spring weather and some recent rainfall, it is time to be aware of the importance of preventing mosquito bites that can transmit West Nile Virus (WNV).
05/01/2018 Licenses for Short-Term Rentals in Madison Increasing
Many residents in Madison and Dane County are using websites such as Airbnb and VRBO to offer short-term rentals (STR) to travelers in their home for extra income.
04/30/2018 Protect your health: Stay safe this tick season
Warm weather has finally arrived, which means it’s time for yard work and outdoor activities.
03/20/2018 Reminder About Safe Storage and Disposal of Opioids
More than 300,000 prescriptions for opioids have been dispensed to Dane County residents annually since 2013. That equals about 21 million opioid pills each year.
03/15/2018 Public Health Advises Well Owners to Test Drinking Water Annually
Many residents of Dane County get their water supply from their own private wells.
02/14/2018 Spring Travel Plans?
Traveling abroad this spring or summer? Check now to see what immunizations or other preparations are recommended to stay healthy during and after the trip.
02/13/2018 Tobacco and Nicotine Compliance Checks Show Drop In Sales to Youth
Every year, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) conducts unannounced compliance checks of tobacco retailers in Madison and Dane County where underage youth, under the supervision of Public Health staff, attempt
01/08/2018 Protect Your Health: Test Your House For Radon
In recognition of National Radon Action Month, Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) urges all residents to test their homes for radon.