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Local Health News Concerns Raised About Underage Smokers’ Access To Cheap Cigars

Concerns Raised About Underage Smokers’ Access To Cheap Cigars

The recent failure of 11 stores throughout Bourne to pass a semi-annual tobacco sales compliance check has placed a spotlight squarely on the issue of selling tobacco products to minors and the uses for which those products are being bought. In some cases, young people may be smoking to satisfy a nicotine fix. County and […]

8/3/15 at 11:17 am     1667      , ,     CapeNews.Net
Local Health News A New Jellyfish Is Back in Town

A New Jellyfish Is Back in Town

Recent reports of a stinging jellyfish in Waquoit Bay are not a surprise to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists, who have been following the reemergence of the species, Gonionemus vertens, in local waters. Commonly called a clinging jelly or a clinger by some scientists, the jellyfish is an invasive species hailing from the North Pacific, […]

7/22/15 at 11:34 am     1946      , ,     CapeNews.net
Local Health News Cape towns ban beach smoking

Cape towns ban beach smoking

Mike Kelly could not have asked for a more beach-perfect day Friday, with a blazing sun and waves lapping quietly at the shore of Cape Cod Bay. But as he relaxed with his family under a blue umbrella, there was one pleasure the 63-year-old Bostonian knew he could not indulge here on Corporation Beach — […]

7/4/15 at 10:54 am     1664      ,     Boston Globe
Department News and Updates, Local Health News Water and Sun Safety Day July 2 in Barnstable Village

Water and Sun Safety Day July 2 in Barnstable Village

With the arrival of the summer boating season, the Barnstable Fire Department, Barnstable Harbormaster, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, and Cape Cod Sea Sports have joined forces to present a Water and Sun Safety Day. This event will be held at the Barnstable Fire Department in Barnstable Village on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. […]

6/30/15 at 4:50 pm     1602      ,     www.capecod.com
Local Health News Measles diagnosis on Martha’s Vineyard spurs public health alert

Measles diagnosis on Martha’s Vineyard spurs public health alert

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and state Department of Public Health (DPH) officials are working feverishly to prevent an outbreak of measles following confirmation Friday that an unvaccinated child visiting from another state and treated at the Martha’s Vineyard emergency room Wednesday night was infected with measles. Measles is a highly infectious disease, and poses a particular […]

6/23/15 at 12:39 pm     1432      ,     www.mvtimes.com
Local Health News Great White Shark Research off Chatham To Begin This Week

Great White Shark Research off Chatham To Begin This Week

The state’s foremost shark researcher Dr. Gregory Skomal will be heading out into the waters surrounding Cape Cod this week for year two of a major great white shark population study.

6/23/15 at 12:17 pm     1716      , ,     CapeCod.com
Local Health News Gov. Charlie Baker awards almost $400K to communities for drinking and wastewater infrastructure planning

Gov. Charlie Baker awards almost $400K to communities for drinking and wastewater infrastructure planning

The Baker-Polito administration has awarded nearly $400,000 in MassDEP grants to help over a dozen Massachusetts communities plan out infrastructure improvements for their drinking, wastewater and stormwater systems. “Economic development often relies on viable community infrastructure systems, such as water operations,” Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. “This grant program will assist communities in addressing those […]

6/15/15 at 4:32 pm     1438      ,     MassLive.com
Local Health News State approves Cape plan update

State approves Cape plan update

Gov. Charlie Baker has approved an update of a regional water-quality management plan for Cape Cod, sending it late last week to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review. Town, county, and state officials hope the plan will reinvigorate a stalled water cleanup effort on the Cape, get wastewater treatment plans passed and implemented and […]

6/15/15 at 4:29 pm     1498      , , , ,     Cape Cod Times