Entries by Liberty Best

Dating abuse can happen to anyone

Dating abuse can happen to anyone. Did you know 1 in 3 teens experiences dating abuse? Dating abuse can be physical or emotional, and anyone can be a victim of dating abuse.   February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  Our goal is to empower young people to build healthy relationships from the ground up, […]

What should you know about HIV

What is HIV? How is HIV spread? How is HIV diagnosed? The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a very small germ that causes a weakening of a person’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells, often called T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections […]

New program progressing nicely

A new program, Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSHCN), at TriCounty Health Department has held four clinics. The clinics invite specialists that are eager to work with young children with special healthcare needs. The clinics fill up fast, the need in the tri-county area is great for specialist fields like developmental pediatrics, audiology, speech pathology, […]

January is National Radon Action Month

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas and is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Radon is found throughout the U.S., and occurs from the decay of radioactive minerals, such as uranium, which are found naturally in soils. In Utah, 1 in 3 homes have been shown to have high Radon levels. […]

A More Moderate Pathway to Health

Drop the yearly resolution in favor or a weekly goal. Reflecting on small successes can be empowering.  “Setting mini-goals creates a feeling of accomplishment, and when someone feels positive, they tend to make more positive choices. It’s the snowball effect,” Marjorie Cohn, a registered dietitian, and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics said. […]

Remember to wash your hands

Handwashing is one of the most important things we can do to prevent illness and the spread of germs.  If soap and water are not available the use of a alcohol based hand sanitizer is just as effective (make sure the alcohol content is at least 60%)   According to the CDC to prevent the […]

What Is High Ozone

INTRODUCING THE PROBLEM When we have adequate snow cover and stagnant, sunny conditions that last over at least a few days, our region tends to develop high ozone in the atmosphere. Ozone is an invisible gas that, at high enough concentrations, is hazardous to human health, especially for people with respiratory diseases. Regulations related to […]

Breathe safe in your home

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 […]