Siouxland District Health Department

Creating a healthy community for all

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Reportable Disease Hotline

To report diseases immediately, use the Iowa Department of Public Health 24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 1-800-362-2736. 

 
Want to know when and how to report certain diseases view IDPH's Disease Reporting Poster.

Disease Tracker

Interested in knowing what illnesses are being reported in Woodbury County? Find out by viewing our Disease Tracker.

Radon

Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Test kits are available at SDHD for only $7. Learn more about radon and testing your home. 

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Smoke Free Housing

Learn more about owning or renting a smoke free apartment and which Woodbury County apartment complexes are smoke free.

Tobacco Prevention

For more information on tobacco prevention, cessation, and environmental changes click here.

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WIC Appointment?

Make sure you are prepared and you bring everything you need. Find out what you should bring with you

IMMUNIZATIONS

Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Click Here. Must have name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.

To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic.

Immunization eligibility information for Vaccine for Children's (VFC) program in English and Spanish 

Click here for more information.

All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

There is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment at this time. In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.

  

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids PDF Print E-mail

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that your body needs to function properly. Our bodies do not make omega-3 fatty acids so we must get them through our diet. Eating fats that provide omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of heart disease.

What foods contain omega-3 fatty acids?

Replace solid fats like butter or margarine with canola oil or soybean oil when cooking or baking. These particular oils have omega-3 fat.

Add flaxseed to breakfast cereal, yogurt, baked goods like breads and muffins or casseroles. Flaxseed must be ground up since our bodies cannot digest the beneficial fat if the seeds are left whole.

Eat more walnuts in moderation. The walnut is an excellent plant-based source of omega-3. The typical portion size for a serving of nuts is 1/3 cup.

Have two 4-ounce portions of fatty fish weekly. Enjoy salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel or sardines. Remember that fish cooks quickly. Try poaching it in an orange juice and herb mixture. Or bake fish with vegetables wrapped in foil.

www.eatright.org (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ (American Heart Association)

 
 
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