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Radon Test Results Released

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has completed its 2013 radon kit distribution and analysis for returned kits for Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton Counties. Over 300 home owners picked up free home radon test kits during January and February of 2013. Of those that completed the test kit and sent it in for analysis, results showed that the average picocurie per liter (pCi/L) was 6.7 in Burt County, 6.2 in Cuming County, 8.6 for Madison County and 7.7 for Stanton County. The recommended upper limit for testing is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). The range for the kits sent in from the four counties this year was .7 – 31.5 (pCi/L).

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Operation Heart to Heart Community Events

Monday, November 4, 2013

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department’s Operation Heart to Heart program has been providing heart health education and case management services throughout Madison, Stanton, Burt and Cuming counties for nearly one year. One goal of the program is to reduce the rate of heart disease, increase health screenings and provide case management services for agricultural workers. The program also targets educating the general public on heart disease and provides free presentations and blood pressure screenings to organizations, businesses and events. Operation Heart to Heart has participated in over 80 screening and educational events throughout the year. There were 547 ag workers screened and 626 people provided with education on heart disease and blood pressure screenings.

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Affordable Care Act to be discussed in Oakland open to the public, free meal served

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lyons, NE - October 1 marked an historic day for health care access in the United States, the day the health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act opened for business.

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Healthy Communities Initiative workshop held in Burt County

Monday, September 23, 2013

Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI), a drug abuse prevention group that serves the counties of Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton in Nebraska, recently held a Leading Change workshop for its board members in addition to management staff of Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department in Oakland on October 1, 2013. UNMC Office of Public Health Practice facilitated the workshop.

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First case of West Nile Virus in Madison County

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Madison County’s first 2013 positive mosquito for West Nile Virus has been reported to the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department. Typically West Nile cases in humans are reported as summer draws to an end during August and September. West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito that was feeding on an infected bird. At this time no West Nile Virus activity has been reported among birds in the area. However, it is time to prevent mosquito bites and decrease the chances of humans being infected.

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Making a Difference with Operation Heart to Heart

Thursday, March 21, 2013

WISNER, Neb., - March 21, 2013 - Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department’s, Operation Heart to Heart program has reached over 400 agricultural workers in Burt, Madison, Stanton and Cuming counties since the program began in January 2013. The goals of the program are to: reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), provide innovative cardiovascular health screening opportunities among agricultural workers, provide free case management for those people screened who are found to be at elevated risk and to educate the general public on cardiovascular disease.

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