Health Impact Assessments a Must

To the Editor:

(Oct. 2012) Recently there has been another development in the continuing debate involving high volume hydraulic fracturing, further attempting to make a case for its benefits and its drawbacks. The issue of high volume hydraulic fracturing is one of the most complex and contentious that we have seen in New York in […]

Tobacco Use by Teens Essential Health Issue

To the editor:

(Madison County, NY) As a member of the Madison County Board of Health and a pediatrician who sees the direct effects of secondhand smoke and tobacco marketing on children in my office every day, I have a strong interest in protecting the health of youth.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause […]

‘A Healthier America Begins Today’

Board of Supervisors, Board of Health Recognize National Public Health Week

(Wampsville, NY – April 2012) Nationwide, health care costs are rising. In many cases, these costs are increasing because preventive measures are not being taken to eliminate future costs.

Many diseases and deaths are preventable through easy steps.

“During National Public Health Week, the […]

Becker Announces Stakeholders Meeting

Seeks public input on tobacco displays in Madison County

(Wampsville, NY – March 2012) The Madison County Board of Health recently announced that they have reviewed studies in other nations on reducing teen addictions to tobacco products, and as a result is making a proposal regarding the regulation of tobacco displays in Madison County. While […]

Tobacco Product Display Ban Proposed

Initiative Intends to Reduce Youth Smoking

(Wampsville, NY – March 2012) The Madison County Board of Health is in the process of developing a Tobacco Products Display Ban for Madison County. This proposed display ban will require tobacco retailers open to minors to keep tobacco products out of sight.

The goal is to reduce adolescent […]