Entries by Liberty Best

Dr. Blake Talks About Skin Cancer

Dr. John Blake is a dermatologist in Roosevelt and Vernal. He spoke to Amy Richards during Give’m Health.  listen to the interview here and follow the links for further information. Skin cancer information from the CDC Skin cancer information from skincancer.org  Skin cancer information from the American Cancer Society

TriCounty Health Department Welcomes DEQ to the Office

In March 2018, Chris Jensen began work out of the TriCounty Health Department offices. With a new office location in Vernal, Jensen will continue work for the Department of Environmental Quality, working as one of the first remote employees. Jensen is originally from the Uintah Basin and enjoys being here. Working with the Department of […]

Health Promotions, Education and Nutrition

Katie Lucio, Health Educator, works in a number of programs including hypertension, diabetes, physical activity, and nutrition and they all have some overlap, and each plays a significant role in the Health Promotions division of TriCounty Health Department. Physical activity and nutrition are the two big things to work on to prevent hypertension and diabetes. […]

Wildfires Decrease Air Quality

  Due to the fires, the Uintah Basin has been experiencing poor air quality. Smoke from wildfires could cause high concentrations of particulates (air pollutants) in populated areas. If smoke becomes thick, people with heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities, if at all possible. If physical exertion and outdoor activity […]

Stay safe with the barbecues this summer

Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. But these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly. To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling when […]

Remember Firework Safety

In 2018, class “C” fireworks can be sold June 24 through July 25, Dec. 29 through Dec. 31 and two days before and on Chinese New Year’s Eve. Discharge for fireworks are limited from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with July 4, hours extend to midnight, July 24 hours extend to midnight. Dec. 31 to […]

What is HPV and why do we treat it?

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that will affect 80 percent of all people in their lifetime.  Some strains of HPV can cause cancer of the head, neck, cervix, and genitals in both men and women. A person does not have to have symptoms to be infected with it or to spread it to […]

What is Baby your Baby?

BYB is temporary Medicaid coverage for pregnant women who qualify. What services does it cover? BYB covers pregnancy related outpatient services provided by any Utah Medicaid Provider. -prenatal visits -prenatal labs and tests -ultrasounds -prenatal vitamins BYB does not cover inpatient delivery or emergency services. How do I qualify? You must be a Utah resident […]

TriCounty Health Department recognized by Chamber of Commerce

TriCounty Health Department is dedicated to working collaboratively to preserve and protect the environment.  Every Earth Day, TriCounty Health staff volunteer over 50 man-hours toward a project focussed on improving the environment.  Additionally, knowing that preserving and improving the environment is a collective effort, TriCounty Health, in partnership with the county attorney’s offices and local […]

What you should know about Diabetes

Diabetes   When we eat, food turns into fuel for our bodies but the fuel needs to get into our cells. Diabetes occurs when sugar (glucose) levels rise in your blood and are unable to enter your cells appropriately. Our bodies create the hormone insulin and insulin takes the glucose from the bloodstream into the […]