Health Beat

Health Officers for Lewis County are Dr. Alan Melnick and Dr. Steven Krager


Dr. Rachel Wood was Lewis County's Health Officer through February 2021. Dr. Wood released articles she had written with current information for the benefit of all citizens of Lewis County. These articles are still provided for anyone who would like to read through her writings.

What You Should Know About Measles March 2019

The first thing everyone should know is the good news that as of Friday, February 22, 2019, there have been NO confirmed measles cases in Lewis County.Lewis County readers may …

Posted: Feb. 27, 2019

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Improving Quality of Life for Our Veterans - February 2019

There are many things that contribute to our quality of life here in Lewis County – everything from where you live or work, to what you eat for breakfast, or …

Posted: Feb. 7, 2019

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Best Practices to Prevent Seasonal Illness and Get Well Faster - January 2019

It’s the time of year when people tend to get sick. Few of us are lucky enough to get through the whole winter without having to fight off what we’ve …

Posted: Jan. 8, 2019

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Staying Healthy at Work

Are you trying to get or stay healthy, but feel you don’t have enough hours in the day? You are not alone. Most folks these days have very hectic schedules …

Posted: Dec. 7, 2018

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Plan Ahead for Healthy Holiday Eating - November 2018

We are speeding into the holiday season. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and the winter holidays are right around the corner. For a lot of us this is a fun and …

Posted: Nov. 5, 2018

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Disabled Persons Can Weather Winter Storms With Energy Resilience

Conversations around town have turned to winter storms—ice, snow and wind are common at this time of year, and it can be hard to know how to be prepared. For …

Posted: Oct. 3, 2018

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What to do when you find bats in your belfry (or anywhere else)

The autumn fog is rolling in, and Halloween is nearly here. It’s not just witches and ghouls that you need to keep an eye out for at this time of …

Posted: Sept. 12, 2018

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Wildfire Smoke and Your Health - August 2018

Breathing in smoke is bad for you, whether that smoke comes from cigarettes, wood stoves, or a burn pile in the back yard. In the heat of the Washington summer, …

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018

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Algae Blooms, Water Quality, and Your Health - July 2018

Summertime brings warmer weather, but the change in weather doesn’t just mean more beach days, yard work, and swimming. It can also mean an increase in algae blooms in area …

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018

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Swim Safely This Summer - June 2018

Summer is finally here, and many Lewis County residents will be heading to the beach, the pool, or to one of our county’s many beautiful rivers, lakes and streams. There …

Posted: June 15, 2018

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