Study Confirms Link Between Covid-19 Vaccination And Temporary Increase In Menstrual Cycle Length

Large NIH-funded study included participants in North America and Europe.

DHS: First Human Case Of West Nile Virus In Wisconsin

Cases of WNV have also been reported in three animals in Wisconsin, two horses and a bird.

COVID-19 At-Home Tests And Booster Shots Still Available With No Out-Of-Pocket Cost

Doses of the updated COVID-19 boosters are in Wisconsin and will continue to be delivered to providers over the next several weeks.

The New Bivalent Covid-19 Vaccine Is Available In Washburn County

COVID-19 Boosters for 12+ Available.

Spooner Health Community Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled For Fall, 2022

Spooner Health continues to deliver safe, high-quality care with their annual community flu shot clinics.

Updated COVID-19 Boosters

People 12 years and older are now able to receive updated COVID-19 boosters.

Mayo Clinic Health System Hometown Health Grant Awards Northlakes Community Clinic $10,000

Grant to assist in expanding their Behavioral Health Wing in Turtle Lake.

DHS Expands Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility Criteria For Wisconsinites

Early monkeypox data show emerging health disparities.

Polk County Meat Market Issues Voluntary Recall Of Lard

Amery Meat Market in Amery, Wis., is issuing a voluntary Class I recall for lard sold from its store.

DHS Issues Public Health Advisory To Warn Of The Risks Of Death From Drugs Laced With Fentanyl

Numbers show increase in overdose deaths in Wisconsin linked to addition of synthetic substances.

DHS Urges COVID-19 Vaccination For A Healthy School Year

Everyone 6 months and older is eligible to receive vaccination against COVID-19.

Barron County DHHS: Covid-19 Cases On The Rise

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again.

Wisconsin DHS Expands Eligibility For Monkeypox Vaccination

As of July 28, 2022, DHS has identified 14 cases of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in Wisconsin.

Caregiver Crisis Needs Community Action

“The entire nation is experiencing a caregiver shortage. In Wisconsin, one in four caregiver positions is unfilled.

DHS Identifies Second Case Of Monkeypox In A Wisconsin Resident

Risk to general public continues to remain low.

COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause Of Death In The US In Both 2020 And 2021

During a 20-month period studied, COVID-19 accounted for 1 in 8 deaths in the United States.

DHS: First Case Of Monkeypox Reported In Wisconsin Resident

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) identified the first confirmed case of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in a resident of Wisconsin.

The NorthLakes Podcast Has A New Episode Out This Week: 'Long COVID' With Tamilyn White

NorthLakes Community Clinic’s podcast, The NorthLakes Podcast, has a new episode out this week.

Free Narcan Available At The Washburn County Health Department

NARCAN® safely reverses the effects of an opioid overdose for 30 to 90 minutes, and only affects people with opioids in their body.

Depression, Loneliness Associated With Increased Hospitalization Risk After Covid-19, Study Suggests

Scientists analyzed survey data from more than 54,000 female nurses and their children.

Join Caring Conversations For Faith Communities On June 15th

By 2035, the number of Barron, Rusk, and Washburn County residents age 65 and over will be 30% of our community.

Water Safety Tips For Families

Death and injury from drownings happen every day in home pools and hot tubs, at the beach or in oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, bathtubs, and even buckets.

Rise In COVID-19 Cases Calls For Increased Precautions To Protect Health Statewide

Residents in counties experiencing ‘high’ COVID Community Levels recommended to wear masks indoors in public.

New Location For COVID Testing Site In Balsam Lake

Polk County Public Health’s free COVID testing site will be moving to a new location.