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Niagara County Department of Health Offers Free Program

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans.  Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes, another 86 million have prediabetes.  The total national cost of diagnosed diabetics is estimated to be around $245 billion.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (229)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Board of Health Supports New York State Association of County Health Officials Position on Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

The Niagara County Board of Health voted at the September 27, 2018 meeting to support the New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO) position on legalization of recreational marijuana.  NYSACHO, which represents the 58 local health departments, has serious concerns about New York State’s intention to propose legislation that would legalize regulated marijuana.

Thursday, October 25, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (368)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council

Is your child overtired? Cranky? Does he/she take forever to get to bed? Join us for a “Beat the Struggle with a Bedtime Routine” workshop on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the Trott Access Center – Room 2R located at 1001 11th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Childcare will be available for those participants who register by October 16, 2018. To register, please call (716) 408-2589. “Sleep is one of the most fundamental requirements for healthy growth and development in young children,” stated Daniel Stapleton, Public Health Director.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (448)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Community Resource Fair Receives Outpouring of Support

More than 30 community service agencies and nonprofits turned out for the Community Resource Fair at Trott Access Center Wednesday. Additionally, over 120 individuals from the Niagara Falls community visited the fair. “We are very pleased with the great work of Kristin Wolf, Public Health Nurse who created and coordinated this successful event,” stated Laurie Schoenfeldt, Niagara County Department of Health’s Director of Nursing.

Thursday, September 13, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (597)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Second 2018 Animal Rabies Case Identified in Niagara County

 “The Niagara County Department of Health Division of Environmental Health has been notified that a bat submitted for rabies testing from Tonawanda Creek Road in the Town of Pendleton was confirmed positive for rabies,” announced Scott Ecker, Associate Supervising Sanitarian.  This is the second rabid animal (both bats) confirmed in Niagara County in 2018. “Bats, raccoons, skunks, and fox are all common wildlife carriers of the rabies virus.  It is possible that a rabid animal can shed (share) the virus by direct contact before symptoms appear visible.  A rabid animal is confirmed by submitting a laboratory sample.” said Mr. Ecker.  Please contact the Environmental Division at 439-7444 if a bat gets into your home to discuss if there is a reason to be concerned before you release or dispose of the bat.

Monday, September 10, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (556)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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