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Make Blood Donation A New Year’s Resolution

January is National Blood Donor month. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are...

Mayor Proclaims August Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Breastfeeding Month Proclamation Whereas, the people of Ava and Douglas County are deserving of good health; and Whereas, all available knowledge indicates that human milk optimally...

Animal Rabies In Douglas County

From the Douglas County Health Dept. A bat sent to the State Public Health Laboratory this spring by the Douglas County Health Department tested positive...

Ticks Are Most Dangerous Insect In United States

From the Douglas County Health Dept. In the United States, ticks are responsible for more human disease than any other insect. Tick-borne diseases are also...

Heat-Related Illness Still a Threat

Although we have finally seen a break in the extremely hot weather, and even if you think you’re getting used to the triple-digit temperatures,...

Air Evac Will Move From West Plains

Headquarters Will Be Relocated to O’Fallon West Plains- On Wednesday, June 13 Air Evac Lifeteam, a provider of air medical transportation for rural communities, announced...

Heat Related Illnesses Can Be Very Serious

People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies cannot properly cool themselves by sweating. Sweating is the body's natural air conditioning, but when a person's...

As Deadly Cat Disease Spreads Nationally, MU Veterinarian Finds Effective Treatment


Cat owners should keep cats indoors, use tick preventatives to reduce chance of disease COLUMBIA, Mo. ­—Lone Star ticks, which are notorious carriers of many...

Live Like Your Life Depends On It – Living a Healthy Life ...

This is a six-week class that is helpful for people with Arthritis, Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Chronic Respiratory Diseases, Depression, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus and...
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