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National Nutrition Month- Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!

Here are some online resources for learning more about eating healthy while also enjoying what you eat, plus ways to add fruits and vegetables to your diet.   Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: www.eatright.org Fruits & Veggies – More Matters: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/ Featured Recipes: Peanut Soup Sicilian Tomato Salad National Nutrition Month- Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!

Hospital Visitor Restrictions End

Normal visitation policies are back in place at Marion County hospitals. Temporary visitor restrictions were lifted April 13 as flu activity continues to decrease. Anyone with the flu or flu-like symptoms should avoid visiting someone in the hospital and stay home from work or until symptoms are resolved. To read more information about this matter [...] Hospital Visitor Restrictions End

MUMPS

To learn and read information about Mumps please view the following…   Resources:   CDC Mumps Information Indiana 2016 Mumps Outbreak Update   MUMPS

Zika

INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are urging Indiana residents, especially pregnant women, to use caution when traveling to countries where the Zika virus has been detected and to take steps to protect against mosquito-borne illnesses at home and abroad. Zika virus is primarily spread to people through bites from an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito, [...] Zika

Radon

What is Radon? • Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that comes from the decay of uranium deposits in the soil and rock. What are the Health Effects of Radon? • Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates [...] Radon

Welcome to the Marion County Public Health Department

Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County’s Division of Public Health is known as the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD).  MCPHD has served the residents and visitors of Marion County, Indiana for nearly 100 years.  The area that MCPHD covers includes the City of Indianapolis, Beech Grove, Lawrence, Speedway, and Southport.  The mission of the department is to promote physical, mental, and environmental health, prevent and protect against disease, injury, and disability.  The health department operates two service bureaus: the Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH), the Bureau of Population Health (BPH) and Public Health Administration.  It is enabled through Indiana Code 16-22-8.

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