ABCs of Diabetes is a free four-part series on diabetes self-management offered monthly January-November by the Marion County Public Health Department. Topics include diet, medications, exercise, monitoring, and long-term management. Classes in March will take place at two locations: the Speedway Public Library, 5633 W. 25th St., on Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; […]
The Marion County Public Health Department will offer low-cost seasonal flu shots at six flu vaccine clinics during the month of October. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the flu vaccine every year for anyone 6 months of age and older.
Mosquitoes are becoming more active and everyone can take steps to help control the mosquito population in Marion County. One of the easiest ways of doing this is to limit areas of standing water where mosquitoes like to breed. Unused tires, when left outside, can collect water and become an ideal place for mosquitoes to […]
The Marion County Public Health Department has documented the first mosquitoes of the season carrying West Nile virus. West Nile virus in mosquitoes is usually first detected in Marion County during the month of July. No human cases of the virus have been reported in Marion County this year. Most people who become infected with […]
Every year on Halloween night, children dress up in their favorite costume and walk from house-to-house in search of treats. The Marion County Public Health Department is offering important tips to help all little ghosts and goblins have a safe trick-or-treating experience. Costumes should be the right size to prevent trips and falls. Decorate costumes […]
The Marion County Public Health Department, in cooperation with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is providing information on carbon monoxide poisoning to recreational vehicle (RV) owners coming to the track for the Brickyard 400 race on Sunday, July 28. Printed fliers will be handed out as an educational outreach effort after an RV parked near the […]
The 13th Annual Covering Kids and Families Back-to-School Day will be held at the Marion County Public Health Department, 3838 N. Rural St., on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m.-Noon. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend, making it the largest back-to-school event in Indianapolis. Health screenings, health information, the opportunity to enroll in free […]
The Marion County Public Health Department is asking for continued help from the public to locate debris from the recent warehouse fire at 220 S. Belmont Ave. Teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a contractor hired by the building’s owner are recovering asbestos-containing material spread by the fire that started on June 15. […]