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Three Rivers Public Health Department Honors Veterans

Three Rivers Public Health Department is celebrating Veteran’s Day by sending cards of thanks to service members and veterans. Staff at Three Rivers wrote 15 cards to be sent to service members overseas and at home. A program called A Million Thanks will send the letters of support and encouragement straight to past and present military members. “Sending thank you cards is a simple, yet meaningful way for our health department to honor our military members on Veteran’s Day,” says Karmen Dickes the VetSET coordinator for Three Rivers.

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Three Rivers Public Health Department To Offer Radon Kits

Three Rivers Public Health Department is joining forces with federal and state agencies in a major campaign to educate local residents about the dangers of exposure to radon.  The initiative will encourage homeowners to protect themselves from the health effects of radon by identifying and fixing radon problems in their homes.

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Whooping Cough Case Confirmed in the Area

One case of pertussis has been confirmed in the Three Rivers District of Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties. Whooping Cough - known medically as pertussis - is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection.   The Pertussis bacteria are spread through the air as droplets from coughing or sneezing, and can be very contagious.   

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Registration is still open for No Wrong Door Training and Networking

Three Rivers Public Health Department along with The Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors and The Brain Injury Association of Nebraska are coordinating a No Wrong Door Training in Fremont, NE on September 10, 2015. 

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Great American Smokeout Event Thursday, November 19, 2015

Get ready to lose the habit, and become victorious over tobacco. The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Every November, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking.

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Health Department Warns Influenza Season Beginning

Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) has not yet received reports of influenza cases, but expects to see influenza activity increasing over the coming weeks.  “Flu activity is imminent across Nebraska and our district,” said Terra Uhing, Executive Director at Three Rivers.  Three Rivers does weekly surveillance with long term care facilities, hospitals, and schools to track the influenza like illness activity level in the district. 

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Three Rivers Public Health Department Selected to Test New Pandemic Influenza Helpline Flu on Callâ„¢

Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), to pilot test a new toll-free telephone helpline called Flu on Call™. 

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Three Rivers Public Health Department Warns of the Dangers of Excessive Heat

Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD), Executive Director Terra Uhing is reminding everyone to stay cool and hydrated as temperatures continue to rise. “Summer heat waves can be dangerous, even deadly, especially to the very young and the old. As the summer days grow hotter it is important to remember how to protect you and your family from the effects of extended high heat exposure” said Uhing.

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Free Colon Cancer Screening Kits Available Throughout March

FREMONT, NE –Colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon or rectum – is a disease that affects both men and women and is preventable nearly 90 percent of the time.

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