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 Health    November 13, 2014 

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!

Seizure Type ••GENERALIZED TONIC-CLONIC: seizure involving muscular spasms (formerly referred to as a grand mal seizure) WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:...

 
 Health    November 6, 2014

Ebola: Just the Facts, not Fiction

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) have teamed up to create a Communicable Disease Working Group to provide information and respond to questions about...

 
 Health    November 6, 2014

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!...

 
 Health    October 30, 2014

ARE YOU FEELING SICK AS A DOG?

SYMPTOM COLD FLU Fever Rare Usually present, 100.4 °F or 38°C Headache Mild if present Common General Aches & Pains Mild if present Common, often severe Fatigue & Weakness Sometimes Extreme, can...

 
 Health    October 30, 2014

HOW YOU CAN PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE FLU

Get a flu shot, if you can Cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or,...

 
 Health    October 30, 2014

American Indians/Alaska Natives at Increased Risk of Developing Diabetic Eye Disease

Today, diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States or over 9 percent of the population. In addition, another 86 million American adults, more than one out of three individuals, h...

 
 Health    October 9, 2014

Preparing for Common Relapse Triggers

There are a gazillion reasons to drink (or drug). From tears of anguish to tears of joy, from getting fired to getting promoted, from being alone to the being the life of the party, an addict always...

 
 Health    October 2, 2014

Aid for What Ails You

Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County One of the most vibrant fall leaf colors hails from a humble source. While many people consider it a weed—and some even think it...

 
 Health    October 2, 2014

CDC and Texas Health Department Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas...

 
 Health    September 25, 2014

AMPS Offers Hunting Safety Tips

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service would like to remind everyone that the hunting season will be underway shortly. As a result, there will be gunshots heard in some areas of the community. Police...

 
 Health    September 18, 2014

NYS Department of Health Confirms Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus

ALBANY, NY (September 12, 2014) –The New York State Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious...

 
 Health    September 11, 2014

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

CDC--Despite the fact that sepsis affects more than a million Americans each year and kills up to half of them, a new survey published by Sepsis Alliance found that fewer than half of all Americans...

 
 Health    September 11, 2014

DEC Mythbusters

Q: High-performance replacement windows are the best cure for old, drafty windows. A: An interior storm window can cut your energy loss, at a fraction of the price. If you need to cut heat loss from...

 
 Health    September 4, 2014

Health and Safety

Health and Safety...

 
 Health    August 28, 2014

Children eating more fruit, but fruit and vegetable intake still too low

U.S. children aged 2-18 years are eating more whole fruit, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and...

 
 Health    August 21, 2014

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Syracuse, N.Y. -- A horse in southern Oswego County has died of Eastern equine encephalitis virus, the first reported EEE horse death this year in the state. The Oswego County Health Department said...

 
 Health    August 14, 2014

A Lasting Smile Starts With Great Oral Health Habits

Beginning an oral health routine with your child at an early age is important for the life of his/her smile. From before the time your baby's first...

 
 Health    August 7, 2014

Home Canning Time

If home canned foods are not prepared or bottled properly they can cause botulism. HEALTH RISKS Botulism is a serious and sometimes fatal illness you...

 
 Health    July 31, 2014

Watch Out for Giant Hogweed!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), also known as Giant cow parsnip is a perennial plant and a member of the carrot family. It is a garden ornam...

 
 Health    July 24, 2014

Red Cross Asking for Blood Donations to Prevent Shortage

The Red Cross is calling for all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate soon to help prevent a shortage. You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own...

 
 Health    July 17, 2014

TICKS TEST POSITIVE FOR BACTERIA THAT CAUSES LYME DISEASE

TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program is notifying the community that there have recently been cases of ticks in Akwesasne testing positive for the...

 
 Health    July 10, 2014

Travel Smart: Get Vaccinated

Before you travel internationally, ensure that you are up to date on all your routine vaccines, as well as travel vaccines. It is important to remember that some types of international travel,...

 
 Health    July 3, 2014

The great e-cig debate

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) March 6, 2014 - Since electronic cigarettes were introduced to the world a decade ago, they have grabbed headlines, frustrated physicians and thoroughly...

 
 Health    July 3, 2014

Questions about Lyme Disease

1) What is the Name of the ticks that are found in Ont. and Que.? Answer: They are called blacklegged ticks or deer ticks 2) How long can an infected tick be attached to a person before it can spread...

 
 Health    June 19, 2014

Bee Stings

LOOK FOR SYMPTOMS OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION Difficulty breathing Hives that appear as a red, itchy rash and spread to areas beyond the sting Swelling of the face, throat or mouth tissue Wheezing or diff...

 

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