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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.

Friday, November 17, 2017/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (105)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Offers a Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Do you have an ongoing health condition?  If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or chronic anxiety, please join us for a free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop series, beginning on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at North Tonawanda Senior Center, 110 Goundry Street from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (193)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Fire Extinguisher Recall

Residents of Niagara County who have received a free Kidde Fire Extinguisher from the Niagara County Department of Health Healthy Neighborhoods Program are advised of a product recall by the Kidde Company.  “The safety recall involves many of the Kidde Company plastic handled fire extinguishers dating from 1973 to August 2017.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (185)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Niagara County Department of Health is raising awareness about the threat lead poisoning can have, especially in children under 6 years of age due to their hand-to-mouth habits and young developing brains. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood lead poisoning is one of the most preventable environmental diseases among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (341)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Department of Health Cites Facilities for Tobacco Sales to Minors

Since 1999, the Niagara County Department of Health and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office have collaborated to conduct tobacco compliance checks throughout Niagara County. The goal of the program is to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among persons less than 18 years of age. Every facility selling tobacco to the public receives a compliance check, including all vending machine operations. Under the supervision of an adult, compliance checks are conducted by 16 and 17 year olds who attempt to purchase tobacco products without identification and by being truthful about their age.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (352)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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