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Immunizations for International Travel, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) , Cancer Screening and TB. Please see the link at the left for information about STD /HIV testing.
Immunizations for International Travel
The health department follows the CDC current recommendations for international travel. The following vaccine is available: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, Td and Tdap. Charges are based on the current cost of the vaccine. Please call for additional information at 859-873-4541.
CDC LINK to International Travel Information
Cholesterol is a lipid found in cell membranes and transported in blood plasma of all animals. It is an essential component of cell membranes where it is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity. Most cholesterol is synthesized by the body but significant quantities can also be absorbed from the diet. While some cholesterol is essential for life, excess can contribute to diseases such as atherosclerosis which can lead to heart attack, stroke or peripheral vascular disease.
What is the best way to control your cholesterol?
Diet and exercise.
Visit the CDC Website for information on cholesterol: http://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/index.htm
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Hypertension is the term doctors use for high blood pressure. Blood pressure readings are usually given as 2 numbers. For example, 140 over 90 (written as 140/90). The top number is your systolic pressure, the pressure created when your heart beats. The bottom number is your diastolic pressure, the pressure inside blood vessels when the heart is at rest. Both numbers do not have to be high. You have hypertension if either or both of these numbers are too high. Information on blood pressure is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/
The Woodford County Health Department accepts referrals from physicians for blood pressure monitoring. This saves you a physician office visit just to monitor you blood pressure.
Breast and cervical cancer screenings are targeted for uninsured women age 40-64. Women who receive cancer screening services are counseled on the importance or rescreening at recommended intervals. cancer screening includes:
- Counseling and education on women's health issues
- Pap smear / breast exam / mammogram referral
The cost for these services is based on income. Income is assessed. Call for information (859-873-4541).
TB Skin Testing: The health department screens for TB risk factors and tests if appropriate. The cost for a TB Skin Test ia a flat fee. Please call the health department for the current charge (859-873-4541). Follow-up is available for individulas with active TB infection and disease.
The CDC website has detailed information on TB. The information includes Basic Facts, Signs & Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment to name a few. Please visit the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/
Good nutrition is important to good health, disease prevention and for healthy growth. Visit the CDC Website for information on a variety of nutrition related topics. The information may be helpful to you: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/