Author Archives: John Lavelle

Board of Health Meetings–October and November 2017

The Building Committee of the Northern Kentucky District Board of Health will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in the upper level conference room at the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, Ky. The Boone County Local Board of Health will meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, […]

New Online Tool Demonstrates Differences in Health across NKY Neighborhoods

Your ZIP code may have a larger impact on your health than your genetic code. As part of an analysis of health status across Northern Kentucky communities, the Northern Kentucky Health Department examined a variety of factors that can impact health, including levels of education and income. The results show significant differences in communities, with […]

Protect Yourself, Those Around You By Getting Vaccinated for Flu

With 13 varieties of vaccines licensed and a wide range of providers offering it, there certainly is a lot of choice around flu vaccine this fall. But the most important choice? Deciding to protect yourself and those around you by getting vaccinated. “Flu is what we call an equal opportunity infector—anyone can get the flu,” […]

Breastfeeding Challenge Planned for Sept. 30

The Northern Kentucky Breastfeeding Challenge 2017 will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Boone County Extension, 1955 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Ky. During the challenge, Northern Kentucky mothers and children will compete against sites across the world to see which can gather the most babies latched on and nursing […]

Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Orientation Sessions Planned

The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps provides citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to help their communities during a public health emergency. Anyone interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps is invited to attend one of two orientation sessions: 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at the Pendleton […]