Entries by HEALTH DEPT

Cold Winter Weather Increases Health Risks for Lung Cancer; Protect Your Health—Test Your Home Now in Radon Action Month

BREWSTER, NY— Radon is the number-one cause of lung cancer among people who don’t smoke. For residents who do smoke, the combination of the two may cause worse health results. Putnam has been classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a “high risk” radon zone. This naturally occurring odorless gas can seep into homes. […]

Partner Spotlight: Second Chance Foods

Did you know that 40% of food in the US ends up in the garbage? Meet the people in Putnam doing something to fix this! Our Live Healthy Putnam champions— Second Chance Foods elevates the health of people and planet through food rescue. Their team and groups of volunteers rescue food from grocers, harvest at […]

Join Stray HELP for Community Day on November 16

Stray HELP’s Community Day will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 11:30 to 4:30 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 5 Elm Street, Fishkill, NY. Vendors, raffles, food, music, humane trapping demonstrations and adoptable cats and kittens will be available. Low-Cost Spay/ Neuter services by appointment: $70 general public; $35 military members. Please call Paula at […]

Health Department Supports Putnam’s Mental Health Organizations

Out of the Darkness Walk Scheduled for October 20 BREWSTER, NY—More people today, than ever before, understand mental illness is a medical condition. It’s also becoming clearer that early treatment is most effective. Unfortunately, stigma and discrimination still exist and often keep people from seeking help. This October, with Mental Illness Awareness Week beginning October […]

Heat Wave in Putnam County Predicted for Weekend

BREWSTER, NY— Summer is officially here and with it comes the possibility of soaring temperatures and high humidity. Staying cool and hydrated is the key to staying healthy and safe in a heat wave. A heat-related illness can affect anyone–even those who are young and physically fit, but those at highest risk are infants, young […]

Holiday heat wave predicted

Summer is officially here and with it comes the possibility of soaring temperatures and high humidity. Staying cool and hydrated is the key to staying healthy and safe in a heat wave. A heat-related illness can affect anyone–even those who are young and physically fit, but those at highest risk are infants, young children and […]

Health Department and Putnam Hospital Center Host Public Health Summit IX

Health Department and Putnam Hospital Center Host Public Health Summit IX; Community Partners Collaborate in Planning BREWSTER, NY— More than 80 representatives from 44 agencies gathered together at Putnam Hospital Center for Public Health Summit IX on June 19. The goal was to review data and brainstorm plans for improving community health. While community health […]