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Carolyn Maschke, Author at The Post-Searchlight

Health and Fitness

Seasonal flu vaccine is good match to current circulating strains

By CAROLYN MASCHKE Southwest Public Health District Children and young adults seem to be hardest hit by influenza this season, but the good news is ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Monday, December 3, 2012 5:41 am

Health and Fitness

Mosquito larvicides, repellent donated to Decatur County Health Department

A limited number of free insect repellent and larvicide briquettes to help combat mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus are available from environmental health specialists ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:29 am

Health Department

Health Department now offering shingles vaccine

By CAROLYN MASCHKE Southwest Public Health District A vaccine recommended for people 60 and older, to prevent shingles, is now available at Decatur County Health ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Monday, January 9, 2012 7:14 am

Health and Fitness

National Immunization Week starts soon

By CAROLYN MASCHKE Southwest Public Health District Only 40.5 percent of Georgians were vaccinated against seasonal influenza in 2010-2011, according to a survey by the ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Monday, November 28, 2011 6:07 pm

News

District urges vigilance as Shigella spreads

By CAROLYN MASCHKE Southwest Public Health District Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant said cases of shigellosis, a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Friday, November 4, 2011 4:41 am

News

Hand washing best defense against Shigella infection

By CAROLYN MASCHKE Southwest Georgia Public Health Disease investigators and other officials from the Southwest Public Health District are working together to control an outbreak ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Sunday, October 30, 2011 7:33 pm

News

Health department to hold drive-through flu shot clinic Oct. 14

By CAROLYN MASCHKE Southwest Georgia Public Health When the Decatur County Health Department holds its fourth annual drive-through flu shot clinic on Oct. 14, it ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:02 pm

News

Flu shots available starting Sept. 6

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Decatur County Health Department will begin offering seasonal flu vaccine at $25 per dose again this year, with both shots ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:07 am

Health and Fitness

County health department switching to 4-day work week

To help hold the line on costs without reducing services, the Decatur County Health Department will change its hours of operation from five days a ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 9:46 am

Health and Fitness

Safety seat check-in is Aug. 6

Parents participating in the Aug. 6 “Give Kids a Boost” safety check-in at the Wal-Mart in Bainbridge from 10 a.m. to noon will receive educational ... Read more

by Carolyn Maschke, Friday, July 29, 2011 2:15 pm

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