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Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom Chief ranger: “It was a shark bite” in Truro

Chief ranger: “It was a shark bite” in Truro

A 61-year-old man was bitten by a shark at Long Nook Beach and suffered puncture wounds to his torso and leg, according to Gary Sharpless, Truro’s assistant harbormaster.

8/16/18 at 1:38 pm     8      , ,     Cape Cod Times
National Health News, Newsroom All Your Back-to-School Vaccination Questions Answered

All Your Back-to-School Vaccination Questions Answered

From preschool to college, here’s answers to the most commonly asked questions about necessary vaccines that should be on every parent’s back-to-school list.

8/16/18 at 1:28 pm     7          Healthline.com
National Health News, Newsroom USDA Provides Food Safety Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

USDA Provides Food Safety Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.

8/16/18 at 1:20 pm     9      ,
Local Health News, Newsroom Health Officials: Go On In, The Water’s Fine

Health Officials: Go On In, The Water’s Fine

Good news: The fresh and salt waters of Harwich, Chatham and Orleans have remained clean and safe for swimmers all summer, according to health agents in the three towns.

8/15/18 at 4:42 pm     15      , ,
Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Officials Issue Tips Following West Nile Detections

Barnstable County Officials Issue Tips Following West Nile Detections

With West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos from at least five Cape Cod towns, experts are issuing some tips on how to avoid the disease.

8/15/18 at 4:38 pm     9      , , ,
Local Health News, Newsroom West Nile virus found in Cape mosquitoes

West Nile virus found in Cape mosquitoes

Test samples of mosquitoes infected with both West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis were found in Cape Cod towns during routine testing this week.

8/9/18 at 1:56 pm     35      , , , ,
Newsroom, Uncategorized Water Safety – Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe around water

Water Safety – Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe around water

You can stay safe while enjoying water by following these and some other tips

7/11/18 at 1:16 pm     174      , , ,     Massachusetts Department of Public Health
National Health News, Newsroom Smoking and diabetes linked to brain calcifications

Smoking and diabetes linked to brain calcifications

People who smoke or have diabetes may be at increased risk of calcifications in a region of the brain crucial to memory, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

6/13/18 at 3:08 pm     231          ScienceDaily