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Flu Shots Available Wednesday at Health Department

September 2nd, 2011

Flu Shots Available Wednesday at Health Department

September 2, 2010, Inez, Kentucky – The Martin County Health Department will begin offering flu shots on Wednesday September 7 at 8 a.m., at the Martin County Health Department Clinic at 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez. No appointment is necessary. Flu shots cost $15. Medicaid, Medicare B, Humana (KY state employee only), UMWA Caremark, cash and check are accepted.

Dr. Cooper on the Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Method

March 30th, 2011

The next series of Cooper-Clayton Tobacco Cessation classes is scheduled to begin Wednesday April 6.

To register for the Cooper-Clayton classes, please call 298-7752 or stop by the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

It is not too late to get your flu shot!!

February 17th, 2011

The Martin County Health Department still has flu vaccine.  Come in today to receive your vaccincation.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.  If you have any questions, you may call us at 606-298-7752

Tobacco Cessation Classes Scheduled

February 16th, 2011

The next series of Cooper-Clayton Tobacco Cessation classes is scheduled to begin Wednesday April 6.

Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The classes will meet from 11 to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays starting April 6, at the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

The Cooper-Clayton classes are $1 (one dollar) per class which includes the cost of program book and nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.

Participants have had much success with the Cooper-Clayton program because it combines nicotine replacement therapy with a weekly support group. As many as 45 percent of heavy smokers who use the Cooper-Clayton method, successfully stop smoking.

To register for the Cooper-Clayton classes, please call 298-7752 or stop by the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

For more information about the classes or the Health Department’s tobacco program, please call Geneva Wallen at 298-7752 or visit www.martincountyhealth.org.

Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The classes will meet from 11 to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting April 20, at the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky

Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The classes will meet from 11 to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting April 20, at the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

The Cooper-Clayton classes are $1 (one dollar) per class which includes the cost of program book and nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.

Participants have had much success with the Cooper-Clayton program because it combines nicotine replacement therapy with a weekly support group. As many as 45 percent of heavy smokers who use the Cooper-Clayton method, successfully stop smoking.

To register for the Cooper-Clayton classes, please call 298-7752 or stop by the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

For more information about the classes or the Health Department’s tobacco program, please call Geneva Wallen at 298-7752 or visit www.martincountyhealth.org.

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The Cooper-Clayton classes are $1 (one dollar) per class which includes the cost of program book and nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.

Participants have had much success with the Cooper-Clayton program because it combines nicotine replacement therapy with a weekly support group. As many as 45 percent of heavy smokers who use the Cooper-Clayton method, successfully stop smoking.

To register for the Cooper-Clayton classes, please call 298-7752 or stop by the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

For more information about the classes or the Health Department’s tobacco program, please call Geneva Wallen at 298-7752 or visit www.martincountyhealth.org.

Women’s Cancer Screening Available

July 22nd, 2010

Women’s Cancer Screenings

Screenings for breast cancer and cervical cancer are available at the Martin County Health Department every Tuesday.

During the screening, eligible women between the ages of 21 and 64 will be able to have an annual exam including a pap smear, pelvic exam and clinical breast exam performed by a registered nurse. The screening is sponsored by the Martin County Public Health Coalition.

To be eligible for the screening, women must be between the ages of 21 and 64, have an income below 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (currently $27,075 annually for a single-person household and $55,125 annually for a four-person household), and not be enrolled in a private health insurance plan, Medicare or Medicaid.

Appointments are required, and women are asked to schedule their appointment in advance by calling the Martin County Health Department at 298-7752.

More information is available at the Martin County Health Department website.

Kingfisher Trail Opening

May 12th, 2010

May 8, 2010 – Inez, KY -  Nurses from the Martin County Health Department participated in the opening day events of the Kingfisher Branch Fitness Trail.  The nurses provided blood pressure and pulse readings at the trail-head and again as hikers reached the top of the mountain.  Over 100 hikers received their blood pressure readings.

The Martin County Health Department encourages all Martin Countians to actively use the Kingfisher and God’s Promise Trails along with the fitness programs offered by the Roy F. Collier Community Center.

May 25 – Luncheon for Expectant Moms

April 15th, 2010

Let’s Celebrate!!!!!

Luncheon for Expectant Moms

May 25 at 12:00 pm

(RSVP encouraged)

 

A light lunch with refreshments will be served.  Topics for discussion will include:  Nutrition during 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trimesters, Nutrition for Baby: Breastfeeding vs Formula and Art of Skin.

Contact C’onia Fitch, Martin County Health Department’s Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, at

606-298-7752

Kingfisher Trail Opening May 8

April 15th, 2010

Nursing staff members from the Martin County Health Department will be available on May 8, 2010 at 10 AM for the dedication of the Kingfisher Trail located just behind and up the mountain from the Roy F. Collier Community Center.

The nurses will be doing blood pressures at the beginning of the trail and also at the top of the mountain.

Event goers who stop by the health department tables will also receive a bag of goodies and information about services at the health department.

Participants who hike to the top of the mountain to the log cabin and one room school will be entertained with a historic monolog written by well known retired educator, Mr. Tom Dials. The scene gives one a look at the life, the humor and the hard times of families around the early 1900’s.

We encourage everyone to enjoy the day long event. You may contact the R F Collier community Center for more information.    The following schedule of events was provided to the health department.

Grand Opening begins at 10:00AM in the Mainstreet Cinemas Movie Theatre

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

10:00 Movie of inspiration of Kingfisher Branch and God’s Promise Trails

10:20 Opening Speakers

10:45 Guided Tour of Community Center

SCHEDULED WALKS

11:00 Rhonda Jean’s ZUMBA/ Fitness Walk

11:10 Forestry, Bill Knott’s Guided Nature Walk (Trees)

11:30 Mad Dog’s Low Impact Fitness Walk

11:45 Naturalist, Jim Stewart’s Guided Nature Walk (Ferns and Flowers)

12:15 Blake and Mad Dog’s High Impact Fitness Walk

TRAILHEAD ACTIVITIES

12:00 Pat’s Line Dance Instruction

12:30 Roger’s Live Music at Outdoor Classroom

12:30 Soup Beans and Cornbread at Trailhead

2:00 Outdoor Drama at Log Cabin staring Darryl and Ruby Clark as Ma and Pa

Sheldon Clark students participate in Kick Butt Day

April 15th, 2010

April 14, 2010, Inez, Kentucky - The Tobacco Control Program of the Martin County Health Department would like to recognize the L.I.N.K.S. Youth and Family Resource Center at Sheldon Clark High School for their school’s participation in Kick Butts Day. Especially Mr. Baldridge’s first period AP European history class for winning the school wide competition by collecting the most amount of canned food items.

Kick Butts Day is a national day set aside each year to encourage smokers to kick the smoking habit.

Each of the school’s Family Resource Centers was invited to encourage each classroom to collect canned food items to be donated to local food pantries.  Each can was to be labeled with health facts regarding tobacco use or the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.  The class in each school with the greatest number of canned food items could win a pizza party sponsored by the Martin County Health Department.

The Director of the LINKS FRC, Terri Simpkins was very instrumental in getting the word out to students and faculty about the Kick Butts Day competition.

The class that won was Mr. Baldridge’s first period AP European history class.  Mr. Baldridge reported the students enjoyed the assignment and learned a great deal about the harmful effects of tobacco.  One student learned about third hand smoke for the first time.  Mrs. Simpkins reported she was able to use some of the food almost immediately to help a family in need.  Two good things were accomplished, students learned, and a family had food to eat because of the effort of these 27 tremendous students and one outstanding instructor, and one committed resource center director.

The Martin County Health Department is looking forward to work again with the county’s Family Resources Centers in November for the Great American Smoke-Out.

The Great American Smoke-Out is held in November each year.  The focus of the event is to get smokers to stop smoking for 24 hours.  A pizza party for the winning classroom in each school would be just as tasty in November as it was last week.  Details of the competition will be released in October to the center directors.

Ten Tobacco Users Kick the Habit

April 14th, 2010

 April 14, 2010, Inez, Kentucky – Ten former tobacco users were acknowledged Tuesday April 13 at a ceremony at the Martin County Health Department for completing the Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Program.

The Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Program is a 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy.

Health Department Tobacco Coordinator Geneva Wallen was extremely proud of the accomplishments of these ten individuals.  Many have tried countless times in the past to quit the habit.  Participants have had much success with the Cooper-Clayton program because it combines nicotine replacement therapy with a weekly support group. As many as 45 percent of heavy smokers who use the Cooper-Clayton method, successfully stop smoking.  The graduates of the program can boast of not using tobacco products since January.

Geneva would like to encourage anyone in the community who needs help overcoming tobacco addiction to call the Martin County Health Department and sign up.

A session of the Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Program will start on April 20. Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The classes will meet from 11 to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting April 20, at the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

The last chance to enroll in this session will be during the Tuesday April 27 class.

The Cooper-Clayton classes are $1 (one dollar) per class which includes the cost of program book and nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.

 To register for the Cooper-Clayton classes, please call 298-7752 or stop by the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez, Kentucky.

For more information about the classes or the Health Department’s tobacco program, please call Geneva Wallen at 298-7752 or visit www.martincountyhealth.org.

Pictured are five graduates of the Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Method, along with Martin County Health Department Tobacco Coordinator Geneva Wallen.