Entries by HEALTH DEPT

Putnam Goes Red on Friday, February 7

County Employees to Gather on Court House Steps to Call Awareness to Heart Health Month BREWSTER, NY— On Friday, February 7, people in Putnam County and across the country, will be wearing red to raise awareness about how common cardiovascular diseases are and to call attention to the fact that more women die of these […]

2019 Novel Coronavirus Information

What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). What is a novel coronavirus? A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that […]

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 […]