• 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.

  • 08/04/2016 Zika Update: What Dane County Residents Need to Know

    With the recent news of Zika virus cases in Florida, all residents are reminded to stay up to date on travel advisories from

  • 08/01/2016 Add Immunizations to your Back-to-School List

    With the new school year fast approaching, it´s a good time for parents to make sure their kids are up to date on their immunizations. State law requires certain immunizations for children in schools and daycares.

  • 07/21/2016 Heat Related Precautions

    An excessive heat watch has been issued for the Madison and Dane County area from 7am Thursday, July 21st until 7pm on Friday, July 22nd.  

  • 07/19/2016 Excessive Heat Watch Alert Issued for Dane County

    With temperatures and heat indexes expected to reach the high 90s for Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service has issued an

  • 07/19/2016 What to do if there´s a Bat in your Bedroom

    This is the time of year when bats start showing up in people´s houses.

  • 06/27/2016 National HIV Testing Day

    Today, in honor of National HIV Testing Day, Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) encourages you to get tested for HIV.  HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS.