Marshall County Health Department






Health

Marshall County Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program – designed to assist tobacco users kick the habit. The 12 week program is offered at the health department in September and January of each year providing education sessions with support group meetings which focus on relapse prevention. 

Smoking Cessation iPhone App Information Link!

Become an EX Smoker--Learn to Quit Smoking Program Link!

Marshall County Cancer Screening Coalition – promotes cancer screening for uninsured women between the ages 40 – 64 who meet income guidelines.

Marshall County Tobacco Coalition - educates and promotes a tobacco free community for Marshall County .

Child Passenger Seat Instruction – teaches the proper use of child restraints in the car

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class - exercise class for individuals with arthritis.

Dental Health Programs for Children - free dental sealant program for 2nd and 7th graders in Marshall County . The Tooth fairy visits area childcare centers, preschools, and kindergartens to promote proper dental health. Dental Varnish Program is offered to children under the age of 5 to prevent tooth decay.
 

Fluoride Varnish:

Fluoride varnish is a method for aiding in the prevention of dental decay.

Fluoride varnish is a sticky, caramel colored liquid containing fluoride.

Varnish may taste unpleasant, but taste returns to normal within seconds.

Varnish is not harmful.

After varnish application, there is a temporary yellowish discoloration to teeth which usually resolves in about 1-2 days.

Fluoride varnish needs to be applied twice a year.

Fluoride varnish will not prevent early childhood cavities if behavior of caregiver doesn't change towards healthy dental habits.