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The Science of Why Chicken Goes Bad So Quickly

Food-borne bacteria are the primary cause of spoilage and food poisonings. Thriving in moist, low-acid environments where lots of protein is present, pathogens like Salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli live […]

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Multidrug-resistant Shigellosis Spreading in the United States

International travelers are bringing a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the United States and spreading it to others who have not traveled, according to a report released today by the Centers […]

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Too much iced tea caused US man’s kidney problems

Doctors traced a man’s kidney failure to an unusual cause—his habit of drinking a gallon (almost four liters) of iced tea each day. They ruled out several potential causes before […]

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Coalition Meeting Friday, March 27, 2015

AGENDA Cape & Islands Health Agents Coalition Meeting Friday, March 27, 2015 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM *Harbor View Conference Room *(Entrance is to the RIGHT of the main entrance […]

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National Immunization Awareness Month

Adults Need Vaccines, Too! Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month Every year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or […]

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ENDURE Cape Cod Study

Please take a moment to fill out the ENDURE Cape Cod survey: www.endurecapecod.org

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Basic Winter Storm Preparedness & Hypothermia Awareness

TERMS TO LOOK FOR: Winter Storm Watch = Severe weather in the next 12-48 hours. Winter Storm Warning = Severe weather is here. Ice Storm Warning = Ice accumulations of […]

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New stock of Potassium Iodide (KI) pills available for the general public

BARNSTABLE – The Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment (BCDHE) announces the availability of Potassium Iodide (KI) pills for the general public at Cape and Islands health departments. Pursuant […]

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Flu Questions and Answers from the Centers of Disease Control

Common questions and answers from the CDC’s flu expert Dr. Michael Jhung at http://www.publichealthnewswire.org/?p=6190.

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