August 5, 2015: Back-to-School Immunizations at the Health Department

Taylor RadtkeNews

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. It may still feel like summer, but the start of school is just around the corner. The first day of school in Carson City and Douglas County is August 17. School starts in neighboring Lyon County on August 18. That’s … Read More

July 28, 2015: Provide Mothers Support for Breastfeeding

Taylor RadtkeNews

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week One of the most effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has been shown to help boost an infant’s immune system and reduce … Read More

July 22, 2015: Buzz Off! Carson City Combats Mosquitoes

Taylor RadtkeNews

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. Summer season is the time to beware of the buzzing, biting menace of mosquitoes. Mosquito activity has been low so far this year as a result of the ongoing drought. However, here in Nevada’s Capital, we have had a wetter-than-normal … Read More

July 15, 2015: Take Steps to Get Healthy

Taylor RadtkeNews

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. As exercise goes, walking is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get and stay fit. People learn to walk as young children, but as we age, many people walk less and less. Instead, we sit at desks, … Read More

July 8, 2015: Use and Dispose of Lawn and Garden Chemicals Safely

Taylor RadtkeNews

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. Even with the ongoing drought, many Northern Nevadans are still tending to lawns or gardens. The look of a lush lawn is pleasing to the eye, but that can come with a cost to the environment if pesticides, herbicides and … Read More