06/06/2019 Beach Water Quality Now Being Monitored for Summer
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) Laboratory staff monitor conditions and test water at local beaches for bacteria and blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) to determine if they
06/05/2019 Measles Can Be Serious, Are You And Your Family Protected?
Measles cases in the United States have risen steadily in 2019. More than 980 measles cases involving 26 states have now been reported, which is the highest number of cases in the United States since 1994.
05/03/2019 Fight the Bite: Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus
With the arrival of spring weather and some recent rainfall, it is time to be aware of the importance of preventing mosquito bites that can transmit West Nile Virus (WNV).
04/24/2019 Wisconsin Wins Tobacco & Nicotine Compliance Checks See Improvement
Every year, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) conducts unannounced compliance checks of tobacco retailers in Madison and Dane County where underage youth, under the supervision of Public Health staff, attempt
04/22/2019 The ground is thawed and ticks are now active
Warm weather has finally arrived, which means it’s time for yard work and outdoor activities.
04/19/2019 Organizations Host Breastfeeding Equity Open House to Highlight Breastfeeding Resources
Even though there are many benefits to breastfeeding, families of color in Dane County still experience inequities in starting and continuing to breastfeed.
01/29/2019 WIC, Sexual Health, and Immunization Clinics Closed January 30 & 31
In the interest of public safety, WIC, sexual health, and immunization clinics scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday are cancelled.
01/24/2019 Extreme Cold Temperatures on the Way
Dangerously low temperatures are forecasted for much of the state, and Public Health Madison & Dane County wants to remind residents to take steps to be safe and stay warm.
01/16/2019 It’s Not Too Late to License Pets
It’s never too late to get pets licensed. The 2019 pet license year runs from January 1st to December 31st. It is a yearly requirement to license all dogs kept in Madison and Dane County that are 5 months or older.
01/09/2019 WIC Clinics Remain Open During the Shutdown
The Public Health Madison & Dane County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program continues to operate despite the federal government shutdown.
01/07/2019 Protect Your Health: Test Your House for Radon
January is National Radon Action Month and Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) urges all residents to test their homes for radon.
11/28/2018 Three weeks left to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2019 coverage
Open enrollment for getting health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act) began November 1 and ends December 15.