Cyanobacteria, often called blue-green algae, are bacteria that are naturally found in Ohio lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams. Although many species of algae do not produce toxins, some species of blue-green algae can cause Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs).
Under the right water conditions, which usually
As summer temperatures climb, so does the potential for heat related illness. Heat kills by taxing the human body beyond its limits.
In extreme heat and high humidity, your body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. These conditions increase the chances for developing heat-related
The Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Program was created to lower the leading causes of death in our communities. Since many diseases are linked to living habits such as poor diet, low activity levels, and smoking, the CHC program is designed to create system and policy changes that promote
Hoarding is “a mental illness that may cause significant distress or impairment as a result of the acquisition and or the failure to discard an extreme number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value to other people.” Living or work spaces can become so cluttered that
Most people think that your genes determine your health. However, we know that many other factors contribute to it, such as diet, exercise, and vaccinations. Another critical factor that we can control is our environment. Some of the most serious health problems may be attributed to your home environment. This
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