Medical Reserve Corps Training is April 9

Citizen Volunteers Provide Support During Emergencies

By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) A disaster hits. Volunteers are requested. The Central New York Medical Reserve Corps is called into action. The Medical Reserve Corps is a group of citizen volunteers trained in advance to provide support during an emergency.

Madison County Health Department, a […]

Step Up and Get Vaccinated

Healthy Communities

By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2013) We are only half way through the flu season and it has already been a stronger flu season than we’ve seen over the past few years. Those especially hard hit have been older adults. More than half of those hospitalized with the flu in New […]

Tips to Prevent Falls into the New Year

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By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 2012) Although fall-related injuries happen throughout the year, the holiday season presents increased chances of injuries from slips, trips, and falls. The majority of holiday-related falls happen while hanging holiday lights using a ladder. Madison County Health Department has some tips for you to consider […]

Your Source for Local Health Information

By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – June 2012) Have you ever discovered a bat in your home and wondered how to capture it safely for rabies testing? Go to the Madison County Health Department’s website to watch a video to learn how. Looking for results from the Health Department’s summer mosquito surveillance program? Check […]

It’s Not Too Late!

 

Healthy Communities

By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2012) Anyone who has not already been vaccinated for flu is urged to get their annual shot to reduce their risk for flu. During the last few flu seasons, flu activity increased in January, peaked in late February or early March and continued into […]

Germs Exposed

 

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By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2012) Germs, like viruses and bacteria, are almost everywhere. Germs may live on surfaces for a few hours or a few days, allowing plenty of time to seek out a next victim. Touch a germ-infected surface, then touch your eyes, nose or mouth, and […]