Latest Health Department Stories

2014-06-19 23:01:41

Number of PHAB-Accredited Health Departments Now Reaches 44 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Demonstrating a commitment to continuous quality improvement, 13 health departments this week joined the growing ranks of those accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The decisions bring the number of governmental public health departments now recognized by PHAB as high- performing health departments to 44. PHAB is the independent organization that administers the national...

2014-06-13 23:08:32

Inspection reportedly found mold in Webber International University. To help anyone with the same problem, My Cleaning Products recommended the use of Molderizer to kill mold fast, easy and safe. Babson Park, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 An international school at Babson Park in Florida was found to have mold. In a report from theledger.com, it was said that the fungus was discovered after the inspection of the Health Department. In connection with it, My Cleaning Products recommended to the...

2014-05-01 08:37:32

The nation's largest cities urge expansion of proposed FDA regulations to restrict marketing of highly addictive, kid-friendly products WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), a project of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), officially requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expand their proposed regulations to address the sale, marketing, manufacturing, and labeling of e-cigarettes. In particular,...

2014-02-18 16:21:08

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a strange and contradictory turn, a local Marion County court ordered the Oaktree Apartment complex to close even though the County Health Department found no tenants were living in unsafe or emergency conditions. The court's ruling also conflicts with a different Marion County court's ruling from the prior day allowing the complex to remain open. Oaktree Apartments, a complex on the east side of Indianapolis, is owned and managed by...

2013-07-18 23:04:05

The Trenton Health Team just completed the federally-mandated Community Health Needs Assessment. With 33 different healthcare and social service organizations contributing to one all-inclusive report instead of a collection of individual, more limited assessments from each organization, the report is dramatically more robust. Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Today the Trenton Health Team (THT) identified obesity, substance abuse, safety from crime, chronic disease and health literacy as...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'