Send Your Kids Back to School with their Vaccines Up to Date

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.

(Wampsville) Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines. During National Immunization Awareness Month, the Madison County […]

Car Seat Check to be Held in Oneida April 12

(Oneida, NY – April 2013) Car seat check season begins early this year as event organizers hold their first indoor event at Nye Ford on Genesee Street in Oneida from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 12. Follow the signs to the Nye Ford Rental Department.

If you want to ensure that your child’s car […]

County Health Department Recognizes National Public Health Week

(Wampsville, NY – April 2013) Join Madison County Health Department during National Public Health Week, April 1 through 7, to help make our communities healthier by taking simple steps that can help you and your family live longer and healthier. Our individual health is closely linked to the public’s health – the health of the […]

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 […]

Madison County Health Department Releases Rankings for 2013

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) In the fourth year of the County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Madison County continued to see improvement over previous years.

Madison County ranked 10 out of 62 on health outcomes and 15 out of 62 in health […]

Eating Well with Diabetes Program Heading to Hamilton

Healthy Communities

(Hamilton, NY – March 2013) The Madison County Health Department and Madison County Office for the Aging, Inc. are sponsoring a free nutrition education program for Madison County residents with Type 2 diabetes.

The six-session series, “Eating Well with Diabetes” will be held in the Community Room at Madison Lane Apartments in Hamilton […]

2013 Rabies Clinic Schedule Forming

Madison County Public Health News

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) Madison County will again offer rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets that are at least 3 months old. The first clinic will be held March 27 at the Madison Fire House on Route 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Eleven additional clinics will […]

Connect to Breastfeeding Connections

By Chrystal Johnson

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) Are you pregnant and planning to breastfeed your baby? Or are you breastfeeding and have questions? The good news is help is available day or night.

If you or someone you know is looking for support while breastfeeding, it’s important to know about the breastfeeding programs in […]

Agencies Team Up for ‘Fit Kids of Madison County’

(Oneida, NY – March 2013) Oneida Healthcare and the Oneida Family Y are teaming up to combat childhood obesity and associated diseases through a program called “Fit Kids of Madison County,” a collaborative program of fitness and nutrition education for middle school aged children. The funding for the first year of the project was provided […]

Drive Safely This Winter

By Chrystal Johnson

(Wampsville, NY – Feb. 2013) Winter driving can be hazardous, especially in places like New York that get a lot of snow and ice. Being prepared can help make a trip safer or help motorists deal with an emergency. Please help us spread safe winter driving messages by sharing these tips with […]

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 […]

Folic Acid: the Vitamin that Helps Prevent Birth Defects

By Chrystal Johnson

(Wampsville, NY – Jan. 2013) January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, which is a time to raise awareness that the risk for many types of birth defects can be reduced through healthy lifestyle choices before and during pregnancy.

In fact, simply getting enough folic acid each day before and during […]