Archive for tag: Rooks County Health Department

How Do We Educate Vaccine-resistant Parents Without Driving Them Away?

10 July, 2014 (11:49) | Alerts, Health Advice, News | By: Zach Muhrer

PRFM’s own Dr. Loney recently published this article via AAFP.org: As of June 6, nearly 400 cases of measles had been reported in the United States this year. That is by far the highest total since public health officials declared the disease eradicated in this country in 2000. The 16 separate outbreaks in 20 states have led […]

Rooks County Breastfeeding Support Group

31 May, 2013 (12:36) | Health Advice | By: Zach Muhrer

The Rooks County Health Department has established a Breastfeeding Support system for new and expecting mothers throughout the county.  The project, spearheaded by Lorraine Baughman, RN, the Department Head, is intended to provide peer counseling, support, and community for mothers. Jenna Muhrer, the Rooks County Breastfeeding Peer Counselor has been hired and trained to work […]

Flu Season in Full Swing

28 January, 2013 (09:41) | Alerts, Health Advice | By: Zach Muhrer

Influenza, or more commonly ‘the flu,’ is a viral infection of the nose, throat, and lungs.  The virus can be dangerous for many people, but especially children, the elderly, and people with other chronic or long term conditions. Because influenza is a virus, it is constantly changing and comes in many different forms.  Receiving your […]