Did you know that 430 people in the U.S. die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning every year according to the CDC?   Wonder why carbon monoxide poisoning is considered a silent killer? Without a proper and working carbon monoxide detector, toxic gas goes unnoticed and too often, until it’s too late to for help. Breathing in…

Q: How can you stay active through the colder months? A: The days are getting colder and shorter for sure, but don’t let that be a roadblock for the physical activity that benefits your health. The American Heart Association recommends a minimum of 150 minutes each week of physical activity. Heart disease and stroke are the…

Q: How can you build healthier eating habits? A: What you eat and drink impacts your health. A balanced, nutrient dense and healthy diet can help you reach health goals, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce the risk of disease Knowing what and how much to eat can be overwhelming. Establishing a healthy eating plan will…

Q: How can you get more restful sleep? A: Some believe sleep is a luxury.  Understanding how the quantity and quality of your sleep plays a very important role in your overall health will make you realize it is a necessity. While sleep needs vary from person to person, the average adult needs seven to eight…

Q: What can I do to reach my health goals?   A: Improving your health can be overwhelming and challenging, especially when we lead busy lifestyles. Making the decision to improve your health is the first step in the right direction. The next step is goal-setting, and a great strategy is setting a SMART (Specific, Measure,…

Q: What can I do to be sure that my diabetes doesn’t affect my heart health? A: According to the American Diabetes Association, the number one cause of death in people living with diabetes is cardiovascular disease. High blood sugar, over time, can damage the blood vessels, as well as the nerves that control your…

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes and looking to delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes? The diagnosis of prediabetes must be taken seriously. It means you’re on your way toward developing type 2 diabetes which increases risk of heart disease, stroke, and other poor health conditions. The good news is that thru…

Morrow County Health District has begun receiving doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. MCHD employees are among the first Oregon residents to have the opportunity to get vaccinated. This is an exciting development, and the production of COVID-19 vaccines is a major step in the fight against the novel coronavirus. While mask wearing and social distancing…

Morrow County Health District will be hosting 3 educational workshops this March! Join us at these locations for refreshments and an informative discussion about colorectal cancer, plus instruction on how to use an at-home screening kit! Irrigon Medical Clinic March 14 / 4p – 6p Pioneer Memorial Clinic, Heppner March 14 / 2p – 4p…

Morrow County Health District was happy to join in on the 18th Annual Morrow County Children’s Fair held last week at The Port of Morrow in Boardman. The event featured various booths discussing child welfare, health, education and more. Morrow County Health District’s booth focused on Sun Safety. With summer right around the corner Vicki…

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