2016 News Releases

Vermont is 2nd healthiest state for women, infants and children, teen immunization rates up, pharmacies sell overdose-reversal naloxone without prescription, PFOA blood testing, and more news.

Title Date Type
NEWS: Cannabis on Campus: 5th Annual College Symposium
10/10/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Vermont Ranked 2nd Healthiest for Women, Children & Infants
09/29/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Avoid Tick Bites to Prevent Anaplasmosis
09/27/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Remember '049': Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day
09/09/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Collaborating for Families Affected by Substance Use Conference
09/02/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Vermont Teen Immunization Rates Increasing
08/31/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Get Your Flu Shot – For Yourself and to Help Protect Those Who Can’t
11/04/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Vermonters Reminded to be Mindful of Rabies
05/03/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Community Solutions to Opioid Addiction Conference
03/31/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Earth Day 2016-Help Reduce Climate Impacts on Your Health
04/22/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Free Program Inspires Barre Woman to Steer Clear of Type 2 Diabetes
01/20/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Vermont pharmacies can now sell naloxone without a prescription
08/25/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Health Department Announces PFOA Blood Test Results
07/26/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Health Department Offers Additional PFOA Blood Test Clinics
05/11/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Take Action to Prevent Tickborne Diseases
05/02/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: 3>4>50 Vermont Aims to Reverse Epidemic of Chronic Disease
05/27/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Health Officials Warn Street Drug Users of Deadly Strain of Heroin
08/15/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Heavy Rains Create Potentially Dangerous Swim Conditions
08/17/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Hinesburg Boy Scout Tackles Radon Issues in His Community
01/13/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: April 30 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
04/29/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Not Recommended
08/18/2016 PDF Download
OPINION: Refugees and the Public Health Question
Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD on refugees and public health.
07/26/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: PFOA Blood Tests Offered to North Bennington and Bennington Residents
04/11/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Public Invited to Learn How to Prevent Tickborne Diseases
07/06/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Second Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Vermont
07/27/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Stay Safe in the Colder Weather
01/22/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Reveals Good News and Critical Challenges
02/19/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Health Dept. Applauds New Federal Rule Banning Smoking in Public Housing
12/02/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Quick Tips for a Food Safe Thanksgiving
11/22/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Tips for Staying Safe and Healthy in a Winter Storm
12/31/2016 PDF Download
OPINION: I Support Community Water Fluoridation
Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD on the value of community water fluoridation.
02/19/2016 PDF Download
Health Officials Confirm Year’s First Human Case of West Nile Virus
The Vermont Department of Health has confirmed the year’s first case of human illness due to West Nile virus. The Windsor County resident became ill in mid-June, and was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease, a more serious form of the illness that affects the nervous system.
07/01/2016 PDF Download
NEWS: Vermont Ready for 20th Annual Rabies Bait Drop
The 20th annual Rabies Bait Drop begins August 9 in eight Vermont counties as part of a continued effort to stop the spread of rabies among wildlife.
08/08/2016 PDF Download