• Traveling This Winter?

    Before you take off for a Winter getaway, business trip, or family visit, there are some things you should know about Zika. Use these tips to plan ahead: Before your Winter trip: If you are pregnant, do not travel to an area with Zika. If you or your partner are trying to get pregnant, talk to your healthcare provider before traveling to an area with Zika. Check the latest travel recommendations from the CDC During your Winter trip: Protect yourself from mosquito bites Keep mosquitoes outside by staying in places with air-conditioning and windows and doors, or use a bed…Read more

  • Winter Weather Preparedness

    Are you ready for winter weather? Take this time to prepare before a winter emergency hits to reduce the risk of weather-related health problems and injuries. Learn more about preparing yourself and loved ones for winter weather here.Read more

  • Children’s Dental Health Month

    February is Children’s Dental Health Month! Promoting good dental health in children is important for their current smile and especially for their smile in the future. In Virginia, 47% of third graders have experienced tooth decay. Through learning and practicing good dental health, we can lower this number. Good dental habits can help prevent cavities and tooth decay, not just for children but for all Virginians. Here are a few tips to remember for healthy smiles: Brush teeth for two minutes, two times a day Take children to the dentist by age one Use a pea-size drop of fluoride toothpaste…Read more

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  • It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!

    By now, you probably know that it is recommended that everyone 6 months of age or older receive a flu vaccination each year. While it’s best to get your flu shot as soon as it is available (sometimes as early as August), it’s still not too late to get your flu shot! Flu season usually peaks…Read more

  • State Health Commissioner Comments on Opioid Addiction Declaration

    These remarks were delivered on November 21, 2016 at 10am Good morning.  This is Dr. Marissa Levine, Virginia State Health Commissioner here with key state agency colleagues for an important announcement about the opioid addiction crisis in Virginia.  Thank you for joining us this morning. We are here today in the shadow of the Surgeon General’s…Read more

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