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Category: Public Health News

Barnstable County’s New Epidemiologist Played an Important Role in Determining How COVID-19 Spreads, Story Featured on 60 Minutes

Very early in the COVID-19 pandemic, when cases were first starting to pop up in Seattle Washington, the Skagit Valley Chorale had plans to hold rehearsal at a local church. […]

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A Few Reminders to Help Keep our Kids Safe this Halloween (Includes Local Halloween Events Taking Place October 31st!)

BE SAFE this Halloween with some Halloween safety tips from Safe Kids Worldwide and the Centers for Disease and Prevention. Street Smarts! The frightening fact is that, on average, children […]

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FREE Fall Risk Assessment Screenings Offered throughout Cape Cod

The VNA of Cape Cod in conjunction with Cape Cod Healthcare Rehab Services are providing FREE fall risk assessment screenings throughout Cape Cod. Participants must be a resident of the […]

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Press Release: Cape Cod Healthcare Announces November Blood Drives

Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations. Numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in November to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC). […]

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Wicked Wellness: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Learn the importance of annual mammograms in women between the ages of 40 and 70, brush up on the correct way to perform a self-breast exam, make healthy seasonal recipes […]

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National Drug Take Back Day October 23, 2023.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at your local police station.

This collection program protects our children, our water and our food supplies, and decrease prescription drug abuse by making it easier for you to properly dispose of unused or expired medication. This is a completely confidential program. No personal information will be collected.

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Advancing Public Health: Cape Cod’s Tobacco Control Program

About the County’s Tobacco Control Program The Department of Health and Environment’s Tobacco Control Program, led by Robert Collett, is a cornerstone in promoting public health and safeguarding our community. […]

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Global Handwashing Day reminds us that a small actions can have big returns

You may have missed it, but this past Sunday, October 15th, was Global Handwashing Day. And while handwashing is important for everyone, it’s especially important for our little ones, who […]

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Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division to Hold a Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on October 11

Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division is holding a flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, October 11th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Harborview Conference Room. If you […]

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