Louis Armstrong once said, “When you smile, the world smiles with you.” When someone smiles at you, it’s hard not to smile back. Smiles help us express joy, or make us feel better when we are not joyful. It makes sense for us to protect something that is so importantContinue Reading

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Four Corners Health Department wants you to know about mental health’s big role in our lives. We encourage you to take action toward protecting your mental health and overall well-being. This year’s theme is “Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World”. ThisContinue Reading

IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2024 MEDIA CONTACT Alycia Davis, (531) 249-8079, alycia.davis@nebraska.gov Amanda Woita, Department of Environment and Energy, (402) 471-4243; amanda.woita@nebraska.gov Canadian Wildfires Expected to Impact Nebraska Air Quality Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Nebraska Department of Environment and EnergyContinue Reading

May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. The earlier it’s found; the more helpful treatment can be. Anyone can be affected, but some are at a higher risk than others. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer less common butContinue Reading

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease. It is common and can harm the body’s joints. The condition can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, a reduced range of motion, and sensitivity to touch. There are many ways to try to relieve arthritis symptoms. These can include medicine, physical therapy,Continue Reading

Happy Spring! Some may be overjoyed at the idea of winter finally being over. Others may dread how busy a new season can be. Maybe you have a mix of emotions. One thing that comes with spring living in a rural area is planting season. This adds layers to theContinue Reading

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness of substance use & misuse. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, people who drank twice the amount of the standard drink size for their gender were 70 times more likely to have an alcohol-relatedContinue Reading

Four Corners Health Department is pleased to share that a new air quality sensor, called a PurpleAir sensor, has been placed in our community. Thanks to a partnership with York Public Schools, this sensor is located at the high school in York. It will help support good health decisions. AirContinue Reading

National Public Health Week is April 1-7th. This year’s theme is “Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health.” This theme highlights the fact that “public health is more than just health care. It’s making sure our food and water are safe to eat and drink. It’s also theContinue Reading

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the colon or rectum, it is called colorectal cancer. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer inContinue Reading