Entries by Liberty Best

TriCounty Health and teens team up for babies

TriCounty Health Department, in collaboration with Uintah County Teen Outreach Program, is raising awareness for congenital heart defects by collecting infant sized red hats for Little Hats, Big Hearts.   Teen Outreach Program (TOP) a program that is offered to youth after school through TriCounty Health Department in both Uintah and Duchesne counties.   TriCounty […]

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide. • CO alarms should be installed in a central location […]

Winter Preparedness and Survival While in Your Car

Everyone should be cautious about traveling in extreme winter weather. Plan before you travel – Simple Planning can save trouble and even save your life – Follow the 6 P’s Prepare your vehicle – Be sure your vehicle is in good winter driving condition especially your battery, windshield wipers/fluid and tires. Equip your vehicle with […]

Preventing the Flu

Vaccines are important during flu season, the Uintah Basin has already experienced hospitalizations from flu this year, mainly in the geriatric population. It is very important for the geriatric population to get their vaccines. The CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza (flu). The first and most important step is to get a flu […]

What you need to know to keep food healthy and safe

Parties, family dinners, and other gatherings where food is served are all part of the holiday cheer. But the merriment can change to misery if food makes you or others ill. Typical symptoms of foodborne illness are vomiting, diarrhea, and flu-like symptoms, which can start anywhere from hours to days after contaminated food or drinks […]