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With frigid temperatures in the forecast, we can help you prepare for cold weather with information about frostbite, communicable disease prevention and the region's emergency cold shelter. More info graphic

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If you live in or own a home built before 1978, it's important to follow guidelines for containing lead paint when remodeling. A free lead-safe work practices class on January 31 can help homeowners do the work proprerly. More Info

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Older Adults Risk of Flu Increases; Three Additional Deaths Reported Flu Death Reported
Although overall flu activity has leveled off slightly in early January, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is seeing an increase in cases in adults age 65 and older. Many of these cases are serious, and require hospitalization. More than 2,700 cases have been reported, with four deaths.  More info button

Research Shows Support for Smoke-Free Laws
According to new research from the Tobacco-Free Northern Kentucky collaborative, a majority of Northern Kentucky voters and businesses surveyed want smoke-free laws in Kentucky. Nine in 10 Northern Kentucky residents agree that secondhand smoke harms their health. Further, air quality testing at Northern Kentucky restaurants shows that indoor air in establishments that allow smoking is at levels considered unsafe for public health. More info button

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