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Local Health News, Newsroom Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster move forward with watershed pact

Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster move forward with watershed pact

ieces to the wastewater cleanup puzzle for Pleasant Bay are starting to come together. Town meetings this spring in all four towns that overlap the 21,600-acre watershed approved an article directing selectmen to approve and execute an inter-municipal agreement that paves the way for a Pleasant Bay watershed permit from the state Department of […]

6/13/18 at 3:02 pm     34      , , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom Debate Continues On Whether Alum Treatments Are Worth Their Salt

Debate Continues On Whether Alum Treatments Are Worth Their Salt

treatments, which have been used to improve pond health on Cape Cod by reducing the effects of phosphorus, remain controversial.

6/13/18 at 2:44 pm     28      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
Local Health News, Newsroom Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

’s a price to pay for years of unprotected fun in the sun. Several recent reports show that skin cancer rates are particularly high on the Cape and Islands, and physicians are urging residents to be screened for moles and to apply sunscreen liberally.

6/13/18 at 2:36 pm     34      , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom Cape Cod’s Tick Expert Spreads Spring Awareness

Cape Cod’s Tick Expert Spreads Spring Awareness

eather has started to improve on Cape Cod and the Islands, which brings an increased awareness about the presence of ticks and the diseases they carry. The region has some of the highest incidence of tick-borne illnesses and Barnstable County Entomologist Larry Dapsis said people need to be aware of their surroundings.

5/8/18 at 3:14 pm     229      ,     CapeCod.com
Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, Newsroom Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

snow, rain, wind or high water, there’s one thing on the minds of many Lower Cape residents as the latest coastal storm passes through: will the lights stay on? In what appears to have been the largest power outage since Hurricane Bob in 1991, the Cape saw nearly 120,000 people without power during the […]

3/21/18 at 1:58 pm     359      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
Local Health News, Newsroom Continuing storm coverage: power restoration continuing, shelters still open

Continuing storm coverage: power restoration continuing, shelters still open

p.m. update: Latest statement from BCREPC “At its 10 a.m. conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the progress of power restoration on Cape Cod and the status of the regional shelter system.Significant gains in power restoration have occurred since Wednesday at 6 p.m. when well over 100,000 subscribers were without […]

3/15/18 at 4:35 pm     335      , , ,     CapeCod.com
Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, Newsroom Baker visits Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center to discuss storm recovery

Baker visits Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center to discuss storm recovery

Charlie Baker joined Senator Vinny deMacedo, Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Sarah Peake, Representative Will Crocker, Representative Randy Hunt, Representative Tim Whelan, utility representatives and municipal officials from Barnstable County to discuss the impact of the most recent nor’easter at the Barnstable County Multi-Agency Coordination Center and to thank first responders for their efforts throughout […]

3/15/18 at 4:21 pm     305      , , ,     Wicked Local
Local Health News, Newsroom Retired Cape doctor named to national panel on tick-borne illness

Retired Cape doctor named to national panel on tick-borne illness

fectious-disease specialist from Falmouth with a long history of treating patients with Lyme disease has been appointed to a national subcommittee studying tick-borne illness. Dr. Sam T. Donta was one of 53 people assigned this month to serve on six subcommittees of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, which is charged with advising the U.S. […]

3/1/18 at 5:34 pm     390      , ,     Cape Cod Times