05/04/2018 Fight the Bite: Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus
With the arrival of spring weather and some recent rainfall, it is time to be aware of the importance of preventing mosquito bites that can transmit West Nile Virus (WNV).
05/01/2018 Licenses for Short-Term Rentals in Madison Increasing
Many residents in Madison and Dane County are using websites such as Airbnb and VRBO to offer short-term rentals (STR) to travelers in their home for extra income.
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
02/09/2018 Public Health Clinics Closed - Friday, February 9
Public Health Madison and Dane County WIC, Immunization, and STI clinics scheduled for today, February 9, at our East Washington office and at the Atrium on South Park Street have been canceled due to the weather.
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.