October is National Protect Your Hearing Month! There’s no better time to learn how to protect yourself and those around you from noise-induced hearing loss! One of the factors in keeping healthy hearing is being aware of the degree and amount of loud sound exposure. Damage can be caused byContinue Reading

As we age, our physical, dietary, mental, and social needs change.  That doesn’t mean you are losing control.  Take charge of your well-being by taking steps to embrace your age in a healthy way. Get Moving Do regular stretching and flexibility exercises. To be a safe driver, you want toContinue Reading

National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 17-23, 2023. This year’s theme is “No one can take your place”. Farm safety and health includes a large variety of topics. Each day of the week has its own focus. Tractor and Rural Roadway Safety We all have a part inContinue Reading

The month of September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide Prevention Week is September 10th through 16th. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, suicide is the 11th leading cause of the death in the United States. It was responsible for over 48,000 deaths in 2021. ThereContinue Reading

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT Owen Lasswell, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, (402) 471-7784, owen.lasswell@nebraska.gov Alycia Davis, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, (531) 249-8079, alycia.davis@nebraska.gov   DHHS/NDEE Issue Smoke Advisory for North Central and Eastern Nebraska Issued for: Tuesday, August 29 through Wednesday, August 30,Continue Reading

A pool of mosquitoes trapped in York County has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). No human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the Four Corners District to date.  West Nile is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus byContinue Reading

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT Allan Urlis, APR  (402) 432-1532,allan.urlis@nebraska.gov Extreme Heat Precautions Recommended Lincoln, NE – With temperatures rising to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit this week in areas throughout the state, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reminds residents to take precautions toContinue Reading

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT Amanda Woita, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, 402-471-4245, amanda.woita@nebraska.gov Allan Urlis, APR, Nebraska Department of Environmental Health, 402-432-1532, allan.urlis@nebraska.gov   DHHS/NDEE Issue Smoke Advisory for Eastern Nebraska Issued for:  Thursday, Aug. 17 through Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023 Affected Area: Eastern Nebraska AirContinue Reading

Health impacts everyone. There are many parts to it, one of which is mental health. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It can determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Along with many other things, Four Corners Health Department provides mental health resources andContinue Reading

Students all travel to school many ways, whether walking, biking, riding or driving in cars with family or friends, or in school buses.  When school starts, students, are often distracted and thinking about school.  To help keep all people safe as they are heading to and from school, here areContinue Reading