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Community Health Assessment Released and Health Summit Announced

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

DENTON COUNTY, TX – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced today the release of the 2017 Community Health Assessment. The summary document of existing health trends was developed through in-depth data collection by several Denton County agencies. DCPH, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and United Way of Denton County partnered to produce broad, high-quality data and identify areas of health concerns. This assessment included many participants and aims to promote a healthier Denton County. The 2017 Community Health Assessment serves as a foundation of quality health data to partner with stakeholders…Read More

Fall Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for Oct. 28

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Program designed to accept unwanted medications from residents PROSPER, TX- In a partnership between the Prosper Police and Fire Departments, residents are invited to drop off their outdated, unwanted or excess prescription or over-the-counter drugs, medications and medicines during the fall version of Drug Take Back Day. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Fire Station, 1500 East First Street. Secured boxes will be available for the drop-off with personnel on-hand to accept the medications. “Prescription drug abuse is still…Read More

Packing a Healthy Lunch for a Healthy Student

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Packing a healthy lunch can help your kids succeed in school by making sure they get the nutrition they need to get throughout the day. Including the five food groups from MyPlate; proteins, vegetables, fruit, grains, and dairy, will help children get the nutrition they need in order for their brains and bodies to grow. Protein, which is generally considered meat, is important to help your children grow and develop strong muscles. Protein also helps a child feel full, so they won’t be distracted by hunger in the middle of…Read More

Denton County to Provide Free Flu Clinics as Emergency Response Exercise  

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

September 26, 2017 – The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is hosting free flu clinics Saturday, September 30 from 8am to 12pm at Pilot Point High School and Chisolm Trail Elementary. The two locations will be operational simultaneously until 12pm or until vaccine stock is utilized. The vaccination will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Residents can help test emergency response and prepare for flu season by attending this event. What: Flu Vaccination Clinics Who: Denton County residents When: Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 8am to…Read More


Denton County Reports West Nile Virus Case in Little Elm

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

September 19, 2017 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting its eighth human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) for 2017 in Denton County. The resident lives in Little Elm and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. To protect patient confidentiality, no further personal information will be released. Juan Rodriguez, Assistant Director and Chief Epidemiologist with DCPH, recommends that residents take an active role in protecting themselves against mosquitoes. “While not every mosquito carries the virus, West Nile illness is present in Denton County,” he states. “We encourage…Read More

Texas Health Plano Earns Level II Trauma Designation

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

  PLANO, TEXAS, Sept. 18, 2017 – In a typical year, Plano Fire-Rescue responds to nearly 20,000 emergency calls from community members in need of medical support. And the medical support they need just got a whole lot stronger. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has been designated a Level II trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the American College of Surgeons. The designation allows the hospital to care for patients with traumatic injuries, who previously would have been transported to other hospitals. “We are committed…Read More

Ground Spraying Scheduled in Response to Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Trap

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

September 11, 2017 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting a positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito trap located in unincorporated Denton County southeast of Northlake. DCPH will conduct truck-based ground spraying in the area located near the positive WNV mosquito trap beginning Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The ground spraying schedule is as follows, weather permitting:  Wednesday, September 13 between the hours of 9pm and 5am  Thursday, September 14 between the hours of 9pm and 5am  Friday, September 15 between the hours of 9pm and 5am Detailed maps of the spray area can be found at www.dentoncounty.com/WNVnews. Residents in the affected area are being informed. Dr. Matt Richardson, Director of Public Health stated, “We encourage residents…Read More

Denton County Reports West Nile Virus Case in The Colony

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

September 7, 2017 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting its seventh human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) for 2017 in Denton County. The resident lives in The Colony and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. To protect patient confidentiality, no further personal information will be released. Juan Rodriguez, Assistant Director and Chief Epidemiologist with DCPH, recommends that residents take a proactive approach to minimizing exposure to mosquitoes. “While not every mosquito carries the virus, West Nile illness is present in Denton County,” he states. “We encourage residents to reduce their risk by adhering to the recommended precautions, including eliminating common backyard mosquito sources and utilizing EPA-approved repellant.” Residents should take the following steps to minimize risk…Read More

Cotiviti Makes Regional Office in McKinney Corporate Center

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Healthcare payments company to bring 120 new jobs in the next three years McKINNEY, TX – The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced they have offered a job creation incentive to Cotiviti, a healthcare payments analytics firm, to bring more than 120 new jobs to McKinney within the next three years. Atlanta-based Cotiviti has located one of their regional offices in more than 41,000 square feet of office space at the McKinney Corporate Center at Craig Ranch. The company currently has approximately 150 employees who relocated to the McKinney regional office, but the incentive agreement covers only the additional 120 new jobs. “We are really pleased with our new location at Craig Ranch in McKinney,” said Mike Kasmin, Director of…Read More

CASA of Collin County Announces Partnership with Angel Flight

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

Volunteer pilots to fly advocates to see foster children McKINNEY, TX – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County is pleased to announce a partnership with Angel Flight South Central (AFSC) to provide free flights for CASA volunteers to visit children in foster care who have been placed in homes outside of their local area. Flights from volunteer pilots allow CASA of Collin County to better serve abused or neglected children who have been removed from their homes by providing more frequent visits while incurring less travel time and…Read More

Denton Awarded $1.5 Million for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

By 380news | Healthy Lifestyles

DENTON, TX – The City of Denton has been awarded funding through the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) for three different bicycle and pedestrian projects. Denton will be reimbursed for 80% of the costs related to these projects. The Call for Projects had two categories; Active Transportation, which is customary bike and pedestrian infrastructure, and Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS), which is infrastructure tied to making walking and biking to schools safer. Denton has been awarded projects in both categories. Denton submitted a project in the Active Transportation…Read More

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