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Barron County DHHS: Covid-19 Cases On The Rise

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again.

Wisconsin DHS Expands Eligibility For Monkeypox Vaccination

As of July 28, 2022, DHS has identified 14 cases of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in Wisconsin.

Caregiver Crisis Needs Community Action

“The entire nation is experiencing a caregiver shortage. In Wisconsin, one in four caregiver positions is unfilled.

DHS Identifies Second Case Of Monkeypox In A Wisconsin Resident

Risk to general public continues to remain low.

COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause Of Death In The US In Both 2020 And 2021

During a 20-month period studied, COVID-19 accounted for 1 in 8 deaths in the United States.

DHS: First Case Of Monkeypox Reported In Wisconsin Resident

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) identified the first confirmed case of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in a resident of Wisconsin.

The NorthLakes Podcast Has A New Episode Out This Week: 'Long COVID' With Tamilyn White

NorthLakes Community Clinic’s podcast, The NorthLakes Podcast, has a new episode out this week.

Free Narcan Available At The Washburn County Health Department

NARCAN® safely reverses the effects of an opioid overdose for 30 to 90 minutes, and only affects people with opioids in their body.

Depression, Loneliness Associated With Increased Hospitalization Risk After Covid-19, Study Suggests

Scientists analyzed survey data from more than 54,000 female nurses and their children.

Join Caring Conversations For Faith Communities On June 15th

By 2035, the number of Barron, Rusk, and Washburn County residents age 65 and over will be 30% of our community.

Water Safety Tips For Families

Death and injury from drownings happen every day in home pools and hot tubs, at the beach or in oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, bathtubs, and even buckets.

Rise In COVID-19 Cases Calls For Increased Precautions To Protect Health Statewide

Residents in counties experiencing ‘high’ COVID Community Levels recommended to wear masks indoors in public.

New Location For COVID Testing Site In Balsam Lake

Polk County Public Health’s free COVID testing site will be moving to a new location.

Avian Influenza Found In Barron County

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been found in one backyard flock and six commercial flocks throughout Barron County.

Go With Your Gut…

While scheduling your colonoscopy is one of those dreaded tasks on the to-do list, it's one of the most important.

Wisconsin DHS Makes Changes To COVID-19 Data Webpages

Updates make data easier to find, align with CDC Community Levels as a tool to keep you safe and healthy.

‘Dr. Thapar Is Absolutely Incredible!’

Dr. Thapar sees clinic patients in Altoona, Chippewa Falls, Rice Lake, and now Spooner.

Spooner Health, Washburn County Public Health Complete 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment

With the survey results, Spooner Health and Washburn County Public Health will...

Northlakes Community Clinic: Diabetes Prevention

"The Wisconsin percentage is slightly lower at 34%. This means one in three Wisconsinites have pre-diabetes."

Mandatory Masking In Schools Reduced Covid-19 Cases During Delta Surge

NIH-funded study compared more than 1.1 million students across nine states including Wisconsin.

Covid-19 Guideline Updates From The Polk County Health Officer

The COVID-19 Community Levels utilize a three-tier system: low, medium, and high.

First Death From Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children Associated With Covid-19 Reported In Wisconsin

There have been 183 MIS-C cases reported in Wisconsin.

Washburn County Health Department Covid-19 Testing Location Change

Location Change Effective Monday, February 14, 2022

Heart Health Tips

February is American Heart Month, which is a great time to think about what you can do to ensure your heart is as healthy as possible.