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Category: Public Health News

Barnstable County Launches ‘AquiFund’ to Help Homeowners Afford Septic System Replacements, Upgrades, and New Sewer Connections

The County’s Community Residential Septic Loan Program Expansion Will Help Improve Cape Cod’s Water Quality March 1, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) — After 16 years and over $56 million in low-interest […]

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Free, Weekly Blood Pressure, Glucose Screenings and Pop-up Nutrition Education

Free, weekly blood pressure, glucose screenings and pop-up nutrition education starting NEXT WEEK! See schedule below for days, times, and locations. Barnstable County Public Health Nurses will be at 5 […]

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Read the Winter 2023 Edition of the Community Health Newsletter

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Community Health NewsletterWinter Edition, 2023  Welcome to the Winter Edition of Barnstable County’s Community Health Newsletter! This edition addresses important public health topics currently impacting Cape Codders. […]

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Free, COVID-19 “Get Boosted” State-Provided Mobile Vaccination Clinic Coming to Wellfleet Library on February 16th

COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at the Wellfleet Library on Thursday, February 16th between 2pm and 4pm. Participants will receive $75 gift cards to local retailers and discount stores (most […]

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Your Winter Wellness Routine Needs This One Important Thing

Before you get that scratchy feeling in your throat, there ARE some things you can do to boost your immune system’s ability to keep you feeling healthy this winter. Some of these winter wellness tips might feel like advice you’ve heard before, but that’s because they’re proven ways to keep your immune system healthy. 

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Staying Healthy This Winter: 10 Questions, Answered

COVID lingers, flu season is at hand and germs are everywhere. Here’s how you can reduce your risk.

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Now Available: Easy, Free Care for COVID-19

Request a virtual visit with a clinician to see if Paxlovid or Molnupiravir is right for you. Paxlovid and Molnupiravir are pills that can help treat COVID-19. If it’s right […]

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988: The New Suicide & Crisis Hotline

By Theresa Covell, Assistant Public Health Nurse “Who is 988 for? 988 is for ANYONE in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. It is for an individual who is worried about […]

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Public Health Nursing Division to Offer COVID-19/Flu Vaccine Clinic on 12/14

IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Give yourself and your family members the gift of vaccine protection this holiday season! Our Public Health Nursing Division is holding a COVID-19 / flu vaccine […]

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