Winter in Ohio can be very unpredictable, and various dangers from weather conditions can occur suddenly. Frostbite is always a concern for all people, especially for the elderly and for people with chronic health conditions. The Ohio Department of Health wants all Ohioans to know the warning signs of frostbite and what to do if they do indeed have frostbite.
Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body and is associated with numerous behavioral and learning problems. Research indicates that even low levels of lead in a child’s blood can affect IQ, the ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. Because lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.
Welcome to the Ohio Department of Health’s website, which offers a range of public health information, tools and resources. Our mission is “To protect and improve the health of all Ohioans by preventing disease, promoting good health and assuring access to quality health care.”
Jan 11, 2019, 12:42:33 PM EST -
COLUMBUS – Flu activity in Ohio is increasing and widespread throughout the state for the first time during this flu season. The number of flu-associated hospitalizations are also rising with 338 new hospitalizations during the first week of January compared to 166 during the last week of December.
Dec 18, 2018, 1:27:39 PM EST -
COLUMBUS – To more directly combat prematurity, the leading contributor to infant death in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for experts to work with the agency to develop and test new, Ohio-specific innovations.