08-16-12 PCDOH Reminds Families to Make Sure That Children Get Required Vaccinations

Parents are preparing for the start of school, students are leaving for college and flu season
is approaching. The Putnam County Department of Health is reminding parents that all children
must receive certain vaccinations before they begin or return to school or day care this fall, depending
on their age and school year. “Vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to prevent
childhood disease,” said Allen Beals, M.D., J.D., Commissioner of Health.

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News 12 Tappan Zee Story Featuring County Executive MaryEllen Odell

Our County Executive MaryEllen Odell was recently interviewed by News 12 of Westchester County about the Tappan Zee Bridge. Take a look at the video from News 12 to find out more about this story.

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2012 County Health Ranking

2012 County Health Ranking

The County Health Rankings is the most comprehensive report of its kind to rank the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states.  The report uses a standard way to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. The County Health Rankings report helps residents understand how certain factors, such as where they live, learn, work and play influences how healthy they are and how long they live.  This is the third year the report has been published and Putnam County continued to be ranked number one in health outcomes.

How to protect Men from High Blood Pressure

1 in 3 American men has high blood pressure. Do you know if you’re at risk? What can you do to protect yourself from a stroke or heart attack?
Million Hearts Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are the co-leaders of Million Hearts within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, wo…

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Be aware of Lyme Disease during the Summer

Warm weather brings more people outdoors and as a result Lyme disease cases tend to increase in the spring and summer. But Lyme is not the only infection one can get from a tick bite. Protect yourself and your family. Learn more about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses from the American Lyme Disease Foundation @ www.aldf.com

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic, July 21st

Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets!
A FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic for pets of Putnam County residents will be held on Saturday, July 21, from 10 am to 12 pm at Hubbard Lodge, 2920 Route 9 in Cold Spring, NY. Bring photo ID as proof of Pu…tnam County residency and proof of prior rabies vaccination. (Tags are not acceptable. Without prior vaccination documentation, pets will receive a one-year vaccine.) Dogs must be leashed, and cats and ferrets in carriers. Please call 845-808-1390, x 43127.

Join MRC Today!

The Putnam County Department of Health is pleased to announce the creation of the Putnam County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The purpose of the MRC is to recruit and train volunteers to support the county in the event of a disaster, whether the result of terrorism or natural causes.

Are you interested in joining the MRC? Click HERE to find out how!

Live Healthy Putnam

 The Putnam County Department of Health would like to encouragePutnamCountyresidents of all ages to eat right and stay fit. The links below will lead you to information about healthy food choices, physical activity guidelines, and general wellness.

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Live Healthy Putnam on Fitness – Tip of the Week

With people hitting the beaches this summer, many will try surfing and swimming to stay in shape. It is important to remember that rip currents are dangerous and can reach speeds of 8 feet/ second. June’s National Rip Current Awareness Week is an opportunity to remind us to stay safe in the sea.

Live Healthy Putnam on Nutrition – Tip of the Week

  • Green tea has health benefits which are largely due to its high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Some studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder.