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. […]
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A low-cost spay/neuter clinic has been planned in Fishkill on Thursday, January 16. Here’s an opportunity to have your private pets and feral/community cats spayed or neutered for just $70. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Paula at 845-206-9021.
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 […]
Another low-cost spay/neuter clinic added in Fishkill on Thursday, December 12. Here’s an opportunity to get your private pets and feral/community cats spayed or neutered for just $50. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Paula at 845-206-9021.
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 […]
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 […]
Below is a response to inquiries made to the Putnam County Department of Health from the Journal News on September 16. First, in response to DEP’s report of the field inspection which it conducted on September 4, 2019, an inspector from the PCDOH performed a site inspection on September 5, 2019 to investigate the observance […]
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 […]
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; 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 […]