Bats sometimes end up in our homes, most of the time they are as unhappy about being there as we are at finding them there. Warmer weather outside often means that more bats are out and active. This is a good thing as some types of bats can eat betweenContinue Reading

Some people think about sun safety only when they spend a day at the lake, beach, or pool.  But sun exposure adds up every time you are in the sun. Children need special care. They tend to spend more time outdoors. They can burn easier, and may not know aboutContinue Reading

We have lots of choices these days for quenching our thirst. Some of them taste great, but aren’t always the best ones for our health. Use the tips below for making it easier to decide what to drink. Drink water Drink water instead of sugary drinks. Regular soda, energy orContinue Reading

Household hazardous waste collection events were held this spring in Osceola, York, Seward, and David City. The events were held on April 9 and April 23, 2022. Locals turned in thousands of pounds of paint, pesticides, household chemicals, and more. Four Corners Health Department received grant funds from the NebraskaContinue Reading

May 23-29, 2022 marks the 18th annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. During this week, we encourage everyone to take steps to prevent germs from spreading in the water. We want to increase the health benefits of water activities, while lessening the risk of illness and injury. Each of usContinue Reading

Losing someone you love is very painful. When someone dies by suicide, the grief of those left behind can be different. It can be more intense and even harder for the suicide loss survivor to handle.  A team called “Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors,” or LOSS, can bring immediate helpContinue Reading

How do you know when you are starting to get sick? Maybe you get a sore throat or aches. Most of us can tell when we’re starting to come down with a cold or another ailment. But, do you know when you’re starting to struggle with your emotions or feelings?Continue Reading

Have you been trained in CPR? Do you know someone who is? Most people know what CPR is and understand the importance of it, especially in a medical emergency. Like the idea behind CPR, QPR is an emergency mental health intervention. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. These areContinue Reading

May is National Stroke Awareness month.  Stroke is a medical condition when the blood flow in your brain is stopped for some reason.  The most common type of stroke is when the blood vessels are clogged or narrowed to the point where blood can no longer get through.  The otherContinue Reading

National Public Health Week was April 4-10th. This year’s theme was “Public Health is Where You Are.” This theme highlights the fact that health is a part of every person in every community. Everyone can make a difference in how to be healthier, not just as individuals, but also asContinue Reading