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Niagara County Department of Health Cites Facilities for Tobacco Sales to Minors

The Niagara County Department of Health and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, under contract with the Department, have been conducting tobacco compliance checks throughout Niagara County since July 1, 1999. Every facility that sells tobacco to the public will receive a compliance check, including all vending machine operations.

Monday, January 14, 2019/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (83)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Seeks the Help of Residents in Completing Health Survey

Niagara County is conducting a collaborative Community Health Assessment (CHA) to understand the health needs and concerns of our communities.  “We are aiming to discover how to best serve our citizens and improve the health of Niagara County,” Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton explained.

Friday, December 28, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (368)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Health Department Urges It Is Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

Flu season is upon us once again. It’s time to protect yourself and your family from the flu. This year, National Influenza Vaccination Week is 12/2/18 to 12/8/18. Flu activity will be increasing over the next few months, so now is the time to get a flu vaccine if you have not been vaccinated yet. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season. Flu season can peak between December and March but flu activity can occur at any time before the peak times.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (417)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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World AIDS Day

December 1st marks the 30th World AIDS Day.  This year’s theme is “Know Your Status”.  One in seven people living with HIV are unaware of their infection.  The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) Nursing Division continues to raise awareness on HIV and the importance of knowing one’s status, along with preventative measures one can take to protect themselves.  Our Sexual Health Center screens every willing patient for HIV at each clinic visit.  By using rapid HIV screening, individuals can be empowered to know their HIV status in just 20 minutes.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (369)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Safe Preparation of Thanksgiving Meal

The Niagara County Department of Health is providing tips and resources to make this Thanksgiving safe and bacteria-free. “Poultry, including turkey, contains harmful pathogens such as Salmonella and Campylobacter that can lead to serious foodborne illness,” said Daniel Stapleton, Public Health Director. “We encourage those preparing thanksgiving meals to follow these necessary tips to ensure your family has a safe and healthy feast,” he added.

Monday, November 19, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (399)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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