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Local Health News Tick-killing robot called TickBot tested in Brewster

Tick-killing robot called TickBot tested in Brewster

Bloodsucking parasites beware, the TickBot is in town. Researchers tested a tick-killing robot at Nickerson State Park in Brewster Tuesday and demonstrated it at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Service. It resembles a remote-control car and moves like a Zamboni through tick habitat. The TickBot drags a cloth treated with the pesticide permethrin along a […]

5/13/15 at 4:18 pm     2157      ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News New stock of Potassium Iodide (KI) pills available for the general public

New stock of Potassium Iodide (KI) pills available for the general public

BARNSTABLE – The Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment (BCDHE) announces the availability of Potassium Iodide (KI) pills for the general public at Cape and Islands health departments. Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Ch. 111, Sec. 5K, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has released a new stock of KI pills. The Massachusetts Department of Public […]

8/21/13 at 2:57 pm     1610
Local Health News Latest Stats for Tick-borne Illnesses

Latest Stats for Tick-borne Illnesses

I did an informal basic line report to do a little comparison between the number of Babesiosis cases,  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever cases, and Lyme disease cases from last year to this year. The time frame is 6/1 – 8/17. I included cases that were confirmed, suspect, and probable. And remember, these were only the […]

8/17/12 at 2:50 pm     1422
Local Health News Cape Cod Mosquito Control PSA

Cape Cod Mosquito Control PSA

The sound of the rain reminds us that this would be a good time to take a walk around your yards after a rain event and empty standing water out of any containers. A small jar that holds water for 10 days to two weeks will provide larval habitat for hundreds of mosquitoes. The type […]

7/19/12 at 10:49 am     3438
Local Health News Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses

Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses

Are you a public health nurse here on the Cape and want to join your professional organization? Now the MA Association of Public Health Nurses has a Cape Cod Chapter with regular meetings right here in Barnstable. No need to drive off Cape! Most of our meetings feature a relevant speaker and offer professional nursing […]

7/18/12 at 1:15 pm     1609
Local Health News Protect Yourself: Facts on Mosquito Repellants

Protect Yourself: Facts on Mosquito Repellants

Information on mosquito repellents is available at Mass.gov and is also available in Espanõl

7/18/12 at 10:25 am     1396
Local Health News Indoor Tanning

Indoor Tanning

Here are some articles regarding the dangers of indoor tanning, which, by the way, is being allowed at some local gyms free to their members. This includes teenagers. If a business is promoting a healthy lifestyle via exercise they should not have indoor tanning beds because clearly, as stated in all the literature, it is […]

5/10/12 at 3:44 pm     1364
Local Health News Rabies Community Event- April 4, 2012

Rabies Community Event- April 4, 2012

3/28/12 at 10:09 am     1276