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.
07/30/2018 All Public Housing Goes Smoke-free on July 30
Starting Monday, July 30, all public housing authorities will be smoke-free due to a rule passed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
07/26/2018 Schedule Back to School Shots Now
The start of the school year will be here before we know it, and now is the time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines before sending them back to school.
07/13/2018 Dane County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) reports that a dead bird found in Dane County has West Nile virus.
06/29/2018 Stay Away from Blue-Green Algae Blooms
Over the last few days, widespread areas of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) have been spotted throughout Madison area lakes.