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September 10, 2015

Make healthy family habits to fight childhood obesity

One in three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and […]
September 9, 2015

September 4 Public Health Update

FALL OPEN BURNING SEASON Fall open burning season is underway through Oct. 31 in Mesa County. Residents need to purchase a permit to burn yard waste. […]
September 3, 2015

Plan for emergencies during National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, making it a great time to assess your emergency plan. Emergency and disaster tend to strike when we least expect them, […]
September 1, 2015

Open burning season underway through Oct. 31

Fall open burning season begins today and will run through Oct. 31. Many residents take advantage of the season to burn weeds, garden debris or other […]
August 31, 2015

Aug. 28 Public Health Update

PREVENT HOT CAR RELATED DEATHS School is in session, but summer isn’t over just yet. Temperatures are still reaching the low 90s, making it dangerous to […]
August 26, 2015

Open Burn Ban Lifted

Mesa County Health Department officials lifted the Open Burning Restriction Wednesday, Aug. 26. The ban was put in place last week due to smoke from wildfires […]
August 20, 2015

Tularemia infects another Mesa County woman

Tularemia has been confirmed in a second Mesa County woman this year. She was likely exposed to the infection through a bite from a deer fly […]
August 20, 2015

Open Burning restriction prompted by wildfire smoke

The top photo was taken by MCHD Air Quality cameras on July 20 and the bottom photo was taken Aug. 20, showing just how much smoke […]
August 17, 2015

August 17 Public Health Update

classroom health ·         School is back in session, so kids are in tight quarters, increasing their chances of getting sick. ·         Talk to your kids about […]
August 10, 2015

August 10 Public Health Update

college immunizations ·         Colorado Mesa University classes begin Aug. 17. Students born after Jan. 1, 1957 need to show proof of two Measles, Mumps and Rubella […]