01/07/2019 Protect Your Health: Test Your House for Radon
January is National Radon Action Month and Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) urges all residents to test their homes for radon.
11/28/2018 Three weeks left to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2019 coverage
Open enrollment for getting health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act) began November 1 and ends December 15.
10/24/2018 Sandbag Disposal & Collection
Residents with sandbags have four options on how to manage them, including curbside collection that will begin on October 29.
10/23/2018 Childhood Lead Poisoning: A Public Health Concern
Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable diseases affecting children, and yet there are still children in Dane County who have high blood lead levels.
10/09/2018 Popularity of e-cigarettes and JUUL increasing among local teens
Coming in several different styles, and with many different names, one fact is clear; e-cigarettes are growing in popularity and have the potential to addict young people to nicotine.
10/08/2018 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.
10/01/2018 Protect Against the Flu: Get the Flu Vaccine Now
Now is the time to plan to get your flu vaccine.
09/24/2018 Survey Shows Strong Support for a Tobacco-Free UW-Madison
A recent survey of UW-Madison students, faculty and staff shows that 8 in 10 support UW-Madison going tobacco-free, meaning
08/31/2018 Prevent Illness: Disinfect and Test Flood Impacted Private Wells
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) encourages Dane County residents who had flooding over and around their private wells to take advantage of the free well water testing being offered until September 6.
08/29/2018 Household Mold a Common Problem After Flooding
As Dane County continues to recover from the recent flooding, residents should be aware of the dangers of mold growth. If your home experienced moisture or water damage during the floods, it is at risk for mold growth.
08/27/2018 Free Private Well Water Testing for Impacted Dane County Residents
If you live in a flooded area of Dane County and own a private well, your water may be in danger of contamination from pollutants carried in floodwaters.
08/21/2018 Properly Cleaning Up After Floods
Recent heavy rains have created flood conditions in number of areas of Dane County. Flood waters can carry with them many contaminants that can pose health risks, such as sewage, fertilizer, manure, gas, and pesticides.