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Job Alert-Public Health Nurse Position

The North Shore Health Department has a Public Health Nurse position open. To learn more about the position and to apply click here.

North Shore Health Department Highlights 11/13/2018

Did you know?

November 15, 2018 is the American Cancer Society’s 43rd annual Great American Smokeout. The Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to make a plan to quit smoking. The most recent data available indicates that in 2017, 14.0% of U.S. adults were current cigarette smokers, the lowest prevalence recorded since monitoring began in 1965. Nonetheless, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Each year, an estimated 480,000 U.S. adults die from cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke exposure.

Smokers can and do quit smoking: former smokers now outnumber current smokers! Among current U.S. adult smokers, nearly two out of three want to quit smoking, and about half made an attempt to quit in the preceding year. Medication and counseling/coaching are the two best tools to help you quit smoking—nearly tripling the likelihood of successfully quitting. You can get both FREE by calling the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line at 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)The Quit Line offers a free two-weekly supply of your choice of the nicotine patch, lozenge or gum, along with free telephone coaching on how to quit from experts.

CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign offers additional resources (https://www.cdc.gov/tips).

Let this year’s Great American Smokeout event be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life.

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North Shore Health News

Job Alert Public Health Nurse Position

The North Shore Health Department has a Public Health Nurse position open. To learn more about the position and to apply click here.

Prepare to "Fall Back" by checking carbon monoxide Detectors

As we turn back the clocks on November 4th and temperatures continue to fall, North Shore Health Department wants to remind residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Click here to view the press release and tips for protecting you and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning  

Ground Beef Recall

6,500,966 pounds of raw beef products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at (800)-727-2333.

K2 and Spice Still Causing Hospitalizations in Wisconsin 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice” as people continue to be hospitalized with severe bleeding after using these products which have contained rat poison

Bike Helmets Available for $10!

The North Shore Health Department and
SafeKids Southeast Wisconsin have partnered
to help all bicyclists ride safer!
Come to either of our Health Department offices
to be fitted and receive a new bicycle helmet for
just $10.00! Adult and children’s sizes

State Health Agency Announces Free HIV Testing Now Available at Select Walgreens Pharmacies in Milwaukee

The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a collaborative effort with Walgreens to provide free rapid HIV testing for anyone 18 years of age or older, with or without health insurance, at five Walgreens pharmacies in Milwaukee.

The rapid HIV testing is now available at the following Walgreens pharmacy locations in Milwaukee:

7171 N Teutonia Ave.
370 E Capitol Dr.
2826 N MLK Dr.
3522 W Wisconsin Ave.
2625 W National Ave.
Find out more about the importance of getting tested for HIV at GetTestedMKE.com.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Toolkit 

Check out the Lead Poisoning Prevention toolkit that the health department created at Protecting Our Kids From Lead.

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

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 or e-mail us at nshd@browndeerwi.org 

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.