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 February 2019

 Introducing:  #TwoMinuteTalks

Video Premiere

We are excited to announce a NEW ongoing series: #TwoMinuteTalks! We will reguarly be sharing important health information with these quick two minute videos.

This month's topic is in conjuction with #AmericanHeartMonth and is about Heart Health.

Stay tuned for more from Nurse Rachel! 

Visit our facebook page on the for our first video!


 7 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin 

Winter SkinWinter weather can be harsh to our skin. Low-humidity and cold winter air can make our skin drier than normal. As the dryness to our skin increases, the more likely our skin is to crack. Ouch! So what can we do? Here are seven tips for healthy winter skin:

 
  1. Use lukewarm water rather than hot water when washing your hands and bathing. Long, hot showers soften your skin and wash away the natural oils on the surface of the skin.
  2. If you cannot give up your hot shower, try to shorten the time you spend in hot water to 5 or 10 minutes.
  3. Be gentle to your skin! Avoid rubbing and tugging your skin after bathing. After you wash your hands or take a shower or a bath, gently pat your skin dry instead of rubbing the towel across your hands or body.
  4. Apply an ointment or cream moisturizer that is oil-based to your skin rather than water-based lotion. The oil helps to provide a protective layer over your skin and helps to seal in water.
  5. For an extra moisture boost, apply a moisturizer or a body oil promptly after you bathe or wash your hands to help lock in moisture. Talk to your healthcare provider to see if he or she recommends any specific skincare products.
  6. Use a humidifier. Dry winter air creates dry winter skin. A humidifier adds moisture to the air in your home, which can help to re-hydrate your skin. Humidifiers can help with dry eyes, and sinuses, too. Follow the cleaning and operating directions from the manufacture to keep the humidifier properly maintained and to prevent bacteria growth.
  7. Wear gloves. Wear gloves while cleaning your bathroom, washing your dishes, or performing other activities that require your hands to get wet. Chemicals and harsh cleaners can leave your skin painfully dry.
 

With a few additions to your daily routine, you too can have healthy winter skin!

 

 Limit Screen Time for Heart HealthScreen Time

February is American Heart Month. It is not only a time for adults to focus on heart health, but children as well. According to the American Heart Association, “Smartphones, tablets, TVs and other screen-based devices are making kids more sedentary – and sedentary behavior is tied to overweight and obesity in young people”.  It is recommend children ages 2 to 5 be limited to one hour of screen time a day, with consistent limits for older children on the amount of time and place they get to have screen time. Click HERE for more information from the American Heart Association. 

 

February 2019 Events

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grapevine Feb 17Grapevine Feb 21Breastfeeding Class


 

Public Health Services

Contact Us

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Address: 514 Riverview Avenue
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: (262) 896-8430
Fax: (262) 970-6670
TollFree: 1-800-540-3620
Email: hhs@waukeshacounty.gov

The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
Walk-in Clinic Nurse Services are available:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:15 PM)
WIC Walk-in Benefit Pick up is available:
Mondays (8:15 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (3 – 6:30 PM)
Fridays (8:30 – 11:30 AM)

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a medical professional or call 911.

The Public Health Division will be closed to the public for 2019 holiday observances on the following dates:

  • MEMORIAL DAY will be observed Monday, May 27, 2019
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY will be observed Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • LABOR DAY will be observed Monday, September 2, 2019
  • THANKSGIVING DAY AND THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING will be observed Thursday, November 28, 2019, and Friday, November 29, 2019
  • CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY will be observed Tuesday, December 24, 2019, and Wednesday, December 25, 2019
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE AND NEW YEAR'S DAY (2019-2020) will be observed Tuesday, December 31, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020