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.
12/18/2017 Madison Community Leaders Call on the Trump Administration to Protect Public Health
Today, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, and other community leaders gathered to call on the Trump administration to maintain federal clean car standards.
12/18/2017 Madison Community Leaders Call On The Trump Administration To Protect Public Health
On Monday, December 18th at 10:30am, the Sierra Club will be joined by Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, and other community leaders to call on the Trump administration to mainta
12/05/2017 It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot
Influenza (the flu) has not hit peak season yet in Wisconsin, and there is still time to get a flu shot to prevent becoming sick. Typically, we see peak flu activity in January or February in our area.
11/01/2017 Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace (Obamacare) Starts Today: Help is Available!
Open Enrollment for getting health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act) begins today, November 1st, and ends December 15.
10/17/2017 Wisconsin Well Woman Program Offers Free Breast Cancer Screenings
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.
10/10/2017 Flu Season Has Arrived—Are You Protected?
Influenza is getting an early start in Wisconsin and now is the time to get vaccinated. Anyone can get influenza, and it can be a serious illness that may cause hospitalization and death.