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The North Shore Health Department Highlights for 4/18/2017

Did You Know?

With warm weather approaching quickly, it is the perfect time to go out for a bike ride. Bike riding is a great form of physical activity and a healthy way to get around. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, and it is important when biking to be aware of your surroundings. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 900 bicyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2013. Bike riders share the road with other motorists and need to take precautions to stay safe while on the road.  Follow these tips to ensure bike safety:

  •        Wear a helmet. Regardless of age, a helmet will provide protection in case of injury. 
  •        Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against it. Stay as far to the right as possible.
  •        Use appropriate hand signals and respect traffic signals, stopping at all stop signs and stoplights.
  •        Make eye contact with drivers. Bikers should make sure drivers are paying attention and are going to stop before they cross the street.
  •        Young children should be supervised until you're comfortable that they are responsible to ride on their own.

Additionally, when riding at night, be bright and use lights and reflectors. It's also smart to wear clothes and accessories that have retroreflective materials to improve biker visibility to motorists.

To learn more visit: http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/bicycle/


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North Shore Health News

Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 29th 
Make Your Home Safer-Return Your Unused Medications!


Health Officer, Ann Christiansen interviews with TMJ4
Our Health Officer, Ann Christiansen, was interviewed on TMJ4 about our Heroin Resource Guide. Watch here: http://ow.ly/RJQx30ailrc


Heroin, Opioid and Prescription Drug Resource Guide Released

The North Shore Health Department has worked with local partners to put together a comprehensive Heroin, Opioid and Prescription Drug Information and Resource Guide for family and friends.  Access the guide online at: www.nshealthdept.org/heroin


Hantavirus

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating illnesses caused by the Seoul virus, a very rare type of hantavirus (known as Seoul virus) carried by Norway rats. Individuals who have had contact with rats and who experience Seoul virus symptoms should contact their health care provider immediately. Learn more at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/hantavirus.htm



Meningococcal B vaccine

If you are or have an undergraduate student returning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for semester break, students are advised to get your second dose of the meningococcal disease serogroup B vaccine. Contact your health care provider to schedule this vaccine. More information on the Meningococcal disease outbreak at the University of Wisconsin Madison can be found at https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/front/meningitis-and-prevention



Our Mission

In partnership with the communities we serve, the North Shore Health Department assures, promotes, and protects the health and safety of the people in the North Shore.

Contact NSHD

The North Shore Health Department offices are staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please contact us at (414)371-2980 during our regular business hours 

If you have an urgent public heath need during non-office hours, please call the Bayside Communications Center's non-emergency number at (414) 351-9900 and the appropriate public health authorities will be notified.