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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 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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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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Niagara County Offers Free Evidence Based Health Workshops

The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health condition; for example, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain and high blood pressure.  

Friday, September 7, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (564)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Community Resource Fair Scheduled for September 12

The Niagara County Department of Health welcomes Niagara Falls residents to its first front lawn Community Resource Fair to occur on Wednesday September 12 from 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. at Trott Access Center located at 1001 11th Street Niagara Falls, NY 14301. “The Community Resource Fair is a great opportunity to learn about the many services and programs available to help individuals and families stay healthy, happy and safe,” stated Daniel Stapleton, Public Health Director. A great variety of health, wellness and safety vendors will be present to promote and educate. “Join us to learn something new and make some new connections,” he added.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (489)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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