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Local Health News Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force Announces Free Support Groups

Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force Announces Free Support Groups

ape Cod Hoarding Task Force announces the availability of free peer support groups for compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding during the fall of 2016. These action-oriented self-help support groups, which are regularly offered across Cape Cod, are 15 sessions spread over 20 weeks. They are based on the book Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving […]

9/7/16 at 2:18 pm     748     
Local Health News Rats! Reports Of The Furry Pests Surge in Mashpee

Rats! Reports Of The Furry Pests Surge in Mashpee

ee health agent Glen E. Harrington has received significantly more reports and complaints of rats in residential Mashpee this year than he has in the past. “Absolutely,” he said, when asked if Mashpee has seen an increase of reports of the furry pest. “We have gotten them before, but they have become more prevalent and […]

7/22/16 at 1:15 pm     603          Mashpee Enterprise
Local Health News Chatham And Harwich To Receive New Sunscreen Dispensers

Chatham And Harwich To Receive New Sunscreen Dispensers

, the bad news. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is being diagnosed at a rate faster than any other cancer, and one person dies from the disease every 50 minutes. Of all the counties in Massachusetts, Barnstable County has the second highest number of melanoma diagnoses. The good news is that, with daily […]

7/19/16 at 10:25 am     578      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
Local Health News Vaccine to Reduce Rabies in Wildlife will be Distributed

Vaccine to Reduce Rabies in Wildlife will be Distributed

UTH, KINGSTON, CARVER, MIDDLEBOROR, ROCHESTER, MARION, BOURNE, FALMOUTH, SANDWICH, MASHPEE, BARNSTABLE, YARMOUTH & DENNIS If you find a vaccine/bait package: USE A GLOVE OR A TOWEL TO PICK IT UP. Throw it into the woods where children and pets will not find it.  If no suitable place is available, dispose of the bait in the […]

4/8/16 at 3:23 pm     786      ,
Local Health News Discounted Tick Testing Now Available

Discounted Tick Testing Now Available

Cod Cooperative Extension received a grant from Cape Cod Healthcare under their Community Benefits program for 2016.  The grant will subsidize tick testing by the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.  Cape Cod residents will pay $15/test that normally costs $50.  The test results are intended to help doctors better diagnose tick-borne diseases like Lyme, […]

2/4/16 at 10:37 am     1285      , , , ,     Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Local Health News 3 projects, 6 towns, a cleaner Buzzards Bay: $575K in grants will reduce pollution from wastewater

3 projects, 6 towns, a cleaner Buzzards Bay: $575K in grants will reduce pollution from wastewater

Coalition-sponsored projects have received over $575,000 in federal grant money to seek new ways to solve Buzzards Bay’s nitrogen pollution crisis in six different towns, from Mattapoisett to Falmouth. These projects were the top grants awarded by the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program with funding from the U.S. EPA’s Southeast New England Program. All three […]

2/2/16 at 12:07 pm     421      , ,     The Buzzards Bay Coalition Blog
Local Health News Barnstable County REPC hosts HAZMAT training

Barnstable County REPC hosts HAZMAT training

iday, January 8, 2016, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) hosted a training session for Hazardous Materials Technicians covering specialized computer technology used to support responses to hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents. The attendees were members of the Department of Fire Services HAZMAT District 1 Regional Response Team comprising firefighters and chiefs from […]

1/11/16 at 2:23 pm     382      ,
Local Health News F.D.A. Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors to Fight Skin Cancer

F.D.A. Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors to Fight Skin Cancer

ood and Drug Administration on Friday proposed barring everyone under 18 from using tanning beds, a sweeping move that medical experts say is a major step toward reducing the risk of skin cancer in the United States.

12/30/15 at 1:17 pm     454      , ,     New York Times