• 03/22/2017 Making your Home Safe from Poisoning

    About 4,000 poisoning cases are reported in Dane County each year according to The Wisconsin Poison Center – an average of over 10 a day.

  • 03/20/2017 Dane County’s Tooth Ache

    Dane County residents are showing up by the thousands in the county’s emergency rooms and urgent care clinics because of bad teeth.  According to a report from Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) and the Oral H

  • 02/02/2017 Sales of Tobacco and Nicotine Products to Minors in Madison Hits 10 Year High

    Every year, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) conducts unannounced compliance checks of tobacco retailers in Madison and Dane County in which underage young people under the supervision of Public Health staff

  • 02/01/2017 It´s not too Late to Get the Flu Shot

    While there has not been much flu activity reported locally yet, there is wide spread activity in many states across the country, with dozens of people reported hospitalized.    

  • 01/09/2017 Radon – an Invisible Threat to your Family´s Health

    In recognition of National Radon Action Month, Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) urges all residents to test their homes for radon.

  • 12/19/2016 Pregnant Women should Avoid Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

    As many Wisconsinites are making plans to escape winter, it is important to review current travel recommendations and plan accordingly.  

  • 11/30/2016 New Video from Public Health

    Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has just released a video, “Protect Your Home from Rats.” The video was created in response to an increase in reports of rat infestations in some Madison neighborhoods.

  • 10/24/2016 The Changing Face of Tobacco Use

    Despite significant progress in reducing cigarette use to 17% of the population nationally, tobacco continues to have a disproportionate impact on several groups in our community.  This is one of the highlights of a profil

  • 10/10/2016 Free Breast Cancer Screening Available

    Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and is the second most common cause of death from cancer.

  • 10/05/2016 Two Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Dane County

    According to initial test results, two residents of Dane County tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

  • 09/21/2016 Get Flu Protection Early

    The best way to stay healthy and protect yourself from the flu is to get the flu shot.  The flu season traditionally begins in early October and vaccinations are currently available at local clinics, pharmacies and some wo

  • 08/30/2016 Parents of 6th Graders- Don’t Miss the Required Tdap Vaccine

    Kids beginning 6th grade this week are required by state law to have a Tdap vaccine by October 13th. But it’s not the only vaccine recommended at this age.