December 2010Volume 1I, Issue VI
News and Notes
The SchoolHealth Programis discussed dur-ing December’s“We Know HealthMatters,” CHD’sshow on CitiCa-ble Time WarnerChannel 23.Playback times:
M– 9, 11 a.m.W– 5 p.m.Th.– 12 p.m.F– 9 a.m.Su.– 3 p.m.
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If you have an itemyou would like to in-clude e-mail RockyMerz email@example.com.A special thanks toGail Long-Cook forcontributing the FoodSafety tips.
Dental Services offers care, hope
“I had to go ask for help.I have never asked for helpin my whole life...If it were-n’t for the Cincinnati HealthDepartment, I don’t knowwhat I’d have done,” GlennWinnigham, a Price HillHealth Center patient, said.This sentiment is ex-pressed among many CHDpatients, two thirds of whomare uninsured and have fewother options for care.The Health Departmentcreated a brief video aboutCHD’s Dental Services, ledby Dental Director NancyCarter, that is posted onweknowhealthmatters.com.Dental care is criticalsince dental-related pain or infection is one of the topfive reasons for emergencyroom visits. Regular dentalcare can prevent againstgum disease, which hasbeen linked to lung disease,heart disease, strokes, lowbirth weight and prematurebirths. Dental care can alsoincrease self-image, helpingpeople find jobs.At the six CHD dentalcenters, employees provide7,500 emergency care en-counters and 28,000 com-prehensive care encountersfor 12,000 patients annu-ally.CHD also provides den-tal care for children. Thesealant program for Cincin-nati Public School Childrenprovides sealants, a decaypreventive procedure, for 3,600 students annually.
HIV tests for World AIDS Day
CHD raised awareness for World AIDS Day, Dec. 1,by offering free, confidential HIV, Syphilis and other STD testing at the Clement Health Center.Health Department employees were guests on the“Lincoln Ware Show” on the Buzz 1230AM and dis-cussed, HIV, STDs, lead, school nurses and bedbugs.The above picture is of Lincoln Ware (left) andHealth Commissioner Dr. Maseru (right).Joyce came to McMicken Dental Center in 2004through the Drop Inn Center's program for women.She now works for Levi's in Hebron, KY. Joyce hasbeen clean off drugs for seven years, and still has theoriginal denture that was made for her. She says noone knows she has dentures unless she tells them.