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MMH offers Free Skin Tumor/Lesion Clinic

MASSENA, NY -- According to the experts, skin cancers are usually curable if found and treated in the earliest stages. In addition, you can improve your chances of detecting skin cancers by performing...

 

RECORD LOW YOUTH SMOKING RATE IN NEW YORK BUT E-CIGARETTE USE DOUBLES IN TWO YEARS

(March 13, 2017) New York State’s high school student smoking rate in 2016 was the lowest on record at 4.3 percent, down from 27.1 percent in 2000. A survey recently released by the New York State...

 

Bedbugs: How Do I Avoid Them When Travelling?

Bedbugs can easily hide in luggage, clothing, and other personal items, so take a few precautions while travelling to keep them from coming home with you. WHILE TRAVELLING • Don’t bring your...

 

Weeklong Facebook Break Lifts Mood, Study Finds

By Susan Perry Facebook users get a psychological lift when they take a weeklong break from the popular social media site, according to a recent study conducted in Denmark. The finding was...

 

Hotel Rooms and Your Holiday Health

Traveling over the holiday? Keep this in mind when entering your hotel room. The average hotel room is filthier than a typical home, school or even a plane, according to some studies. Don’t let a...

 

NYS BIRTHING HOSPITALS WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT STARTING AT BIRTH

ALBANY, N.Y. – Women giving birth in New York’s 126 birthing hospitals will receive additional encouragement and support to help them breastfeed from birth, thanks to recently updated regulations...

 

Banned for Decades, Dangerous Monsanto Chemical Remains in Thousands of Schools – including New York State

WASHINGTON – Up to 14 million students in 26,000 U.S. schools could be exposed to unsafe levels of a notorious class of chemicals banned almost 40 years ago, according to a recent study by...

 

Thinking of Quitting Smoking?

Some good reasons to quit....

 

Public Health Bulletin: Information for Canadians regarding Enterovirus (EV)-D68

(September 23, 2016) Why you need to know about EV-D68? The Government of Canada is aware of the Enterovirus (EV)-D68 cases in Canada, and is closely monitoring this issue in collaboration with the pr...

 

THREE CONFIRMED CASES OF MEASLES IN OTTAWA AND LANARK COUNTY

MCA COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Please see the PSA below regarding 3 measles cases within the Ottawa area. If you or your child has been exposed, have signs and symptoms and/o...

 

State Department of Health Expands Medical Marijuana Program to Reach More Patients Suffering From Severe, Debilitating Illnesses in New York

ALBANY (August 30, 2016) - The New York State Department of Health announced that, based on a statewide needs assessment, it will implement numerous recommendations through new regulations and...

 

Backpack Safety Tips

Overloaded backpacks used by children have received a lot of attention from parents, doctors, school administrators and the media in the past several years. According to the U.S. Consumer Product...

 

Your Child's Eye Care

Eye Care professionals recommend a continuum of eye care for children that can include both vision screening and comprehensive eye exams. All children, even those with no signs of trouble, should...

 

FDA Launches Nutrition Facts Label Online: A Web-based Guide for Reading the Label

The Nutrition Facts label is found on packaged foods and beverages, and can serve as your daily guide for comparing foods and making healthy choices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is mak...

 

Coast Guard Highlights Paddlesport Safety Measures for New Boaters

Over the past month, the U.S. Coast Guard has experienced a high number of paddlecraft related accidents on the Great Lakes and the number of inexperienced paddlecraft users has increased significantl...

 

MCA Community Health Lyme Disease Contest Questions

For the 1st contest, please read the list of questions and answers for Lyme Disease/Ticks and participate in a radio contest to be held on August 3, from 7am to 3pm. One winner to be announced. The...

 

MCA Community Health Lyme Disease Contest Questions

For the 1st contest, please read the list of questions and answers for Lyme Disease/Ticks and participate in a radio contest to be held on August 3, from 7am to 3pm. One winner to be announced. The...

 

MCA Community Health Holding 2 Contests!

For the 1st contest, please read the list of questions and answers for Lyme Disease/Ticks and participate in a radio contest to be held on August 3, from 7am to 3pm. One winner to be announced. The...

 

SUN SAFETY THIS SUMMER

The MCA Environmental Health Officer would like to remind and warn the Akwesasne community about the hot weather conditions that may impact community health. Individuals suffer heat-related illnesses...

 

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease...

 

Protecting Akwesasne from ZIKA

By Les Benedict, SRMT Environment Division As with many other harmful viruses the mosquito has been the carrier for many contagions through the years such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine...

 

KNOW SOMEONE ON DRUGS?

Are you worried that your friend is drinking or using drugs? Here’s what you can do. THE WARNING SIGNS If your friend has one or more of the following warning signs, he or she may have a serious...

 

Lyme Disease

Health and Safety....

 

Powerful Communication: Apology Do's and Don'ts

Submitted by Wholistic Health & Wellness Program Do you apologize for anything and everything? Do you apologize for things that are completely out of your control? How about apologizing for other...

 

Forgiveness is...

People, upon rationally determining that they have been unfairly treated, forgive when they willfully abandon resentment and related responses (to which they have a right), and endeavor to respond to...

 

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