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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Celebrating Community Leaders in Tobacco Use Prevention for Better Public Health

May 31, 2016 – Peterborough Public Health Hands Out 2016 Tobacco-Wise Awards In recognition of World No Tobacco Day today, Peterborough Public Health (formerly Peterborough Public Health) honoured several local residents and organizations for their leadership in helping to create a tobacco-wise community. “We’re thrilled to celebrate the hard work of these local champions whose efforts […]

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Public Health Offers Convenient Well Water Testing Courier Service in Havelock for County Residents

May 30, 2016 – Testing well water regularly keeps you and your family safe The Peterborough Public Health in conjunction with the Peterborough Public Health Ontario Lab is pleased to announce a free new courier service starting Monday, June 6, 2016 that will allow county residents to conveniently submit well water samples for testing in Havelock […]

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Tick Talk: Be Aware of Lyme Disease

May 17, 2016 –  The Peterborough County-City Health is asking local residents to be aware of Lyme disease and how to prevent it. Lyme disease is a potentially serious illness and growing health threat across Ontario.  It is the most common disease spread by ticks in Canada, caused by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. […]

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Local Hepatitis A Case Linked to National Outbreak

May 12, 2016 – Residents Advised to Watch for Symptoms Today, Peterborough Public Health reported a laboratory-confirmed case of hepatitis A in an individual within its service area who had consumed the recently recalled frozen fruit product: Nature’s Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend. “Laboratory testing has confirmed that this case is part of the national outbreak,” said Atul Jain, Manager of Environmental Health Programs. […]

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Help Young Athletes Perform Their Best with Tips from a Registered Dietitian

May 10, 2016 – The start of summer sports often has parents of active kids asking about proper hydration and sport nutrition. “For light to moderate activities lasting 90 minutes or less, or high-intensity activities of an hour or less, water is the best choice for everyone, especially young children,” says Luisa Magalhaes, registered dietitian with […]

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