Brewster, NY—The eighth annual County Health Rankings have been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. For the eighth consecutive year, Putnam County ranks among the top five counties in New York State. Putnam is fifth in health outcomes based on length and quality of life, and […]
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BREWSTER, NY—With the recent storm and continuing power outages, the Putnam County Department of Health cautions residents to check food left in refrigerators and freezers. Bacteria can easily grow in many foods at temperatures above 41 degrees Fahrenheit and make people ill. Here are some general guidelines from the NYS Department of Health: Foods such […]
BREWSTER, NY— Just two weeks after declaring the flu a “health disaster emergency,” Governor Cuomo has directed the state health department to financially support local health departments to provide expanded services. The Putnam County Department of Health will offer free flu vaccines daily at their main office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting on […]
Brewster, NY- February is Heart Health Month, an ideal time for Putnam residents to focus on their heart’s health. Most everyone knows someone who has been affected by heart disease or stroke. It is the leading cause of death in Putnam County and the U.S as well. About 2,300 Americans die of heart disease each […]
Attention Putnam County Residents: Did you miss the Blue Green Algae seminar we recently hosted? You can now view the entire seminar online here
BREWSTER, NY— The flu is now considered widespread in Putnam County and 49 states around the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Many are seeking vaccination and in some cases supplies are low. The Putnam County Department of Health has scheduled an extra flu clinic to vaccinate those who live or work […]
BREWSTER, NY- The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) has been awarded a total of $55,000 through a competitive, state-wide program focused on the prevention of chronic diseases, such as obesity or diabetes. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) chose to focus funds on preventing these types of diseases because they have surpassed […]
BREWSTER, NY- The Putnam County Department of Health is kicking off the New Year right—offering residents an opportunity to kick their smoking habit. The free, eight-session Freedom From Smoking (FFS) program will be held on Wednesday evenings, starting on January 31, at 6 pm at the Health Department’s Main Office at 1 Geneva Road. Each […]
Health Dept. Offers Help with New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking Freedom from Smoking Program to Begin Late January Are you ready to quit smoking? It is one of the top New Year’s resolutions each January, and this year the Putnam County Department of Health offers help with an eight-session program developed by the American […]
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. Blue-green algae will be the “hot” topic at a new health department seminar. Speakers from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will discuss the most current information on this growing public health concern, […]