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Canning Safety Tips

By Pat Banker, Master Food Preservation Instructor, Cornell Cooperative Extension It's harvest time. Tomatoes, corn, beets, carrots, peppers and...

 

Back-To-School Food Safety

Submitted by Vanetta Conn, CHES Family, Health & Well-Being Program Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County As kids head back to school, it is time to think about lunch box safety;...

 

August 31, 2017 is International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. This day...

 

USDA Encourages the Use of Food Thermometers to be Food Safe this Summer

WASHINGTON, May 2017. Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbeques and plenty of outdoor activities with food as the centerpiece. But before those steaks and burgers go on the grill, the...

 

Ticked Off

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, CCE Mosquitoes suck and ticks bite. But enough complaining—that never helps anything. Despite the fact that it is snowing in...

 

It's Your Prom! Make it Safe, Healthy, and Fun

Prom is one of the highlights of high school. While planning and enjoying the big night, make smart decisions to help keep it safe, low-stress, and fun! If you or someone you know is going to the prom...

 

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...

 

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