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Category: Public Health News

Heat Safety 101

Temps are rising on Cape Cod as we head into mid-July, presenting a serious hazard for certain occupations and age groups (particularly the very young and very old). According to […]

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Heads Up Parents! How to Decrease the Risk of Drowning During the Summer Season

By Theresa Covell, Assistant Public Health Nurse This past February, my family and I had the good fortune of visiting Nana and Papa and their neighborhood pool in Florida. My […]

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Summertime Health and Safety Resources

New England summers can bring hot temperatures and oppressive humidity, especially in July and August. Summertime activity, whether it be recreation, work, or exercise, must be balanced with actions that […]

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May 31 is World No Tobacco Day

In 1987, the Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it […]

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National “DON’T Fry Day”

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated today, the Friday before Memorial Day, as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and remind everyone to protect their […]

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Public Health Nursing Division to hold a COVID-19 Booster Clinic on June 8th

The Public Health Nursing Division will be holding a COVID-19 Booster Clinic (Pfizer) on Thursday, June 8th. Details When: Thursday, June 8th, 9:00 AM to 1:00PM Where: Harborview Conference Room […]

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Outbreak Investigation of Hepatitis A Virus Infections: Recall of Frozen Strawberries (February 2023)

The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections linked to frozen organic strawberries imported by a common supplier […]

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Free blood pressure, glucose and nutrition checks on the outer Cape.

Free Blood Pressure, Glucose and Nutrition Checks on the Outer Cape.

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Buy Fresh Buy Local Cape Cod program, in partnership with Barnstable County Health Nurses, is offering free, weekly blood pressure and glucose checks at Outer Cape […]

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Act Now, Stay Covered! COVID-19 Protections for MassHealth Coverage are Ending – Members Must Renew Coverage to Maintain Benefits

In March 2020, the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the PHE and consistent with federal continuous coverage requirements, MassHealth […]

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