2018 News Releases

Health news in 2018 included public health investigations, innovative programs from diaper banks to snowshoes in libraries, and our continued efforts to bend the curve on substance use disorder.

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Gifford Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Recognized for Teen HPV Vaccination Rates 12/28/2018
It's Time. Get your Flu Shot. 12/04/2018
Below Average Cold a Reminder to Know How to Protect Against Hypothermia 11/21/2018
Appointments Full but Walk-Ins Welcome at Upcoming PFOA Blood Testing Clinic 11/20/2018
Have a Fun, Safe and Healthy Holiday Season 11/19/2018
You Can’t See It or Smell It. Know How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 11/09/2018
New Resources for Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Baby 11/09/2018
National Article by Commissioner Levine on Public Health Response to the Opioid Crisis Published 11/08/2018
Health Officials Investigating Shigellosis Outbreak at Wake Robin 11/06/2018
Health Department Announces New Safe Needle Disposal Resource Hub 10/16/2018
Peer Recovery Coaches Provide Support and Assistance in Emergency Departments to Individuals with Substance Use Disorders  09/26/2018
State Report Recommends Actions to Address Lead in School Drinking Water 09/20/2018
Health Department Nurses Deployed to Assist with North Carolina Hurricane Response 09/17/2018
Recent Accidental Overdoses Lead to Warning about Street Drug Use 09/12/2018
Windham County Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus 09/11/2018
Vermont is Ready to Stay Steady 09/04/2018
Bennington/North Bennington Can Still Register for PFOA Blood Testing 08/21/2018
22nd Annual Rabies Bait Drop Begins in Vermont 08/08/2018
Registration Extended for PFOA Blood Testing Offered in Bennington/North Bennington 08/08/2018
Health Department Confirms First Reported Death Due to Lyme Carditis in Vermont 08/06/2018
Mail-Back Envelopes Expand on State’s Call for Safe Use, Storage & Disposal of Prescription Drugs 08/02/2018
PFOA Blood Testing Offered to Bennington/North Bennington Residents 07/27/2018
Brattleboro Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 07/24/2018
Sunscreen Dispensers at State Parks Make It Easy to “Stay and Play Longer” 07/19/2018
Health Department Updates Health Advisory for PFAS 07/10/2018
You Can Know How to Protect Your Family and Pets from Cyanobacteria 07/05/2018
OPINION: Let's Work Together to Prevent Suicide in Vermont 06/29/2018
Mosquitoes in Springfield Test Positive for West Nile Virus 06/29/2018
Keep Your Cool as Summer Heats Up  06/28/2018
State Health Assessment Focuses on Health Equity 06/21/2018
Know What to Do if You Get the Flu 01/17/2018
Hub and Spoke Evaluation Shows Significant Impact Being Made on Opioid Addiction 01/22/2018
Snowshoes in the Library? Check them out! - Rutland County 02/05/2018
Vermont Youth Speak Out Against Flavored Tobacco 02/06/2018
Gov. Scott, AHS Sec. Gobeille Testify Before Congress about Opioid Epidemic 02/06/2018
Registration Open for 2018 Worksite Wellness Conference 02/08/2018
Mumps Cases Confirmed at St. Michael’s College and University of Vermont 02/16/2018
Ronald McDonald Mobile Dental Van Coming to St. Johnsbury School 02/20/2018
Northeast Kingdom Diaper Bank "A Change for the Better" 03/07/2018
Snowshoes in the Library? Check them out! - Windham County 03/08/2018
Resuscitation Academy Promotes “High Performance CPR” for Emergency Responders 03/14/2018
Asthma-Related Hospitalizations on the Decline in Vermont 03/15/2018
Vermonters Urged to Participate in Household Health Insurance Survey 03/19/2018
Know How to Avoid Salmonella from Live Poultry 03/27/2018
Health Department Investigates Norovirus Outbreak at Windjammer Restaurant 03/23/2018
Primary Care Practices Recognized for High Child and Teen Immunization Rates 04/23/2018
Turn in Unused, Unwanted, Expired Prescription Drugs on Take Back Day 04/24/2018
Vermont Works to Reduce Risky Drinking Behaviors Among Older Adults 05/09/2018
Stray Cat in Charlotte Tests Positive for Rabies 05/15/2018
Barre Earns Gold for its Commitment to Reducing Chronic Disease 05/17/2018
2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Reveals Increase in Current Use of Marijuana and Alcohol 05/30/2018
Enjoy Vermont's Wildlife From a Distance 06/04/2018
Vermonters Cautioned to Look but Don’t Touch "Poison Parsnip" 06/19/2018