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Health Alert: Vaping Linked to Severe Lung Diseas

September 10, 2019

Contact: Lieske Giese, RN, MSPH Director/Health Officer 715-839-4718, 715-514-7881 (cell) [email protected]

 Eau Claire, WI- September 10, 2019-

The Eau Claire City County Health Department is urging residents to stop using any vaping and/or e-cigarette devices immediately. If you’ve never vaped or used e-cigarette devices, don’t start.

BALDWIN, CAPITO CHAMPION BIPARTISAN REFORM TO IMPROVE PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE

July 10, 2019

Wisconsin LWV - Why We Need Medicaid Expansion and Why Opponents Are Wrong

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June 4, 2019

The co-chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee have announced plans to reject Governor Evers’ proposal for Medicaid expansion in the biennial state budget. Their politically motivated decision would result in a loss to the state of $324 million over two years, including needed general operating funds.

Health, Science and Wisconsin

June 4, 2019

Dr. Tim Nelson of Mayo Clinic walked the halls of the Wisconsin State Capitol along with UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt. They visited 11 offices in a marathon day of lobbying for UWEC’s new science and health sciences building project in the current budget.

Where Are Binge And Heavy Drinking Most Common Around Wisconsin?

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May 22, 2019

Why Wisconsin Presents A "Perfect Opportunity" For A Measles Outbreak

May 9, 2019

The United States declared measles eliminated in 2000, thanks to a sustained public health effort built around near universal use of a safe and effective vaccine. But less than two decades later, measles is back, and at a level not seen for a quarter-century, meaning a generation of healthcare workers have little experience with the disease.

Dunn County Health Assessment Survey

March 7, 2019

Panel on Septic Spreading and Health Hazards

Paul Sterk at Septic Spreading Panel

Septic Spreading on Fields - what are the health hazards

March 3, 2019

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley held a panel discussion on Feb. 28 on the health dangers of septage spreading on fields. The panel was moderated by Mark Leach, local ecologist. Panel members included Lindsay Olson, Dunn County Water Specialist, Paul Sterk, Waste Water Supervisor for Menomonie, Bob Colson, Planning and Zoning Manager for Dunn County, and Neil Koch, Retired Hydrologist. 

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