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Public Health Upgrades Frostbite Alert to Frostbite Warning

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 31, 2013

December 31, 2013 – To help vulnerable residents cope with the continuing extreme cold weather, Peterborough Public Health is upgrading its previous Frostbite Alert to a Frostbite Warning for Peterborough City and County and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations because of forecasted wind chill values of -41 for Wednesday, January 1, 2014 and Thursday, […]

Public Health Issues Frostbite Alert for the City and County of Peterborough and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 30, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013, The Peterborough Public Health has issued a Frostbite Alert for this evening (December 30) because of a forecasted wind chill of -30. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people with circulatory problems, […]

Public Health Lifts Frostbite Alert

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 27, 2013

December 27, 2013 – With the forecast of warmer temperatures Peterborough Public Health is lifting the Frostbite Alert issued for December 25th and 26th for residents of Peterborough County and City and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. Even though the Frostbite Alert has been lifted, residents are reminded to take precautions in cold weather, […]

Frostbite Alert Issued for December 25

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 24, 2013

December 24, 2013 – The Peterborough Public Health has issued a Frostbite Alert for Wednesday, December 25th because of a forecasted wind chill of -32. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people with circulatory problems, and […]

By-law for Mandatory Food Handler Training at Local Food Premises Takes Effect January 1

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 23, 2013

December 23, 2013 – Food Handler Training Courses Offered Free of Charge at Public Health The Peterborough Public Health is reminding residents and food premises that a new by-law takes effect in the City and County of Peterborough on January 1, 2014 making it mandatory for high-risk food premises to have at least one certified food handler […]

Public Health Reports First Local Case of Influenza This Season

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 18, 2013

December 18, 2013 – The Peterborough Public Health reported the first local lab-confirmed case of seasonal influenza today. “The case is lab-confirmed cases for influenza A, and we now know that seasonal influenza is circulating in our local population,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “Usually there are more cases of influenza in […]

Frostbite Alert Lifted

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 18, 2013

December 18, 2013 – With the forecast of warmer temperatures Peterborough Public Health is lifting the Frostbite Alert issued yesterday for residents of Peterborough County and City and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. Even though the Frostbite Alert has been lifted, residents are reminded to take precautions in cold weather, including dressing warmly and […]

Frostbite Alert Extended to include Tuesday evening (Dec 17)

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 2013

December 17, 2013 –  The Peterborough Public Health has extended the Frostbite Alert issued yesterday to include Tuesday evening (December 17) because of a forecasted wind chill of -31. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people […]

Thousands More Children and Youth to Receive Free Dental Care

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 – Please see the following link: Thousands More Children and Youth to Receive Free Dental Care

Third Frostbite Alert for the City & County of Peterborough

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 – The Peterborough Public Health has issued a third Frostbite Alert for Monday evening (December 16) because of a forecasted wind chill of -27. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people with circulatory […]

Public Health Issues Frostbite Alert from City and County of Peterborough and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 – The Peterborough Public Health has issued a Frostbite Alert for Saturday evening (December 14) because of a forecasted wind chill of -30. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people with circulatory problems, […]

Frostbite Alert Issued for the City & County of Peterborough & Curve Lake & Hiawatha First Nations

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 12, 2013

December 12, 2013 – The Peterborough Public Health has issued a Frostbite Alert for Thursday evening (December 12) because of a forecasted wind chill of -29. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant health risk and can have a severe impact on the health of vulnerable populations including infants, the elderly, people with circulatory problems, […]

Report States Urgent Oral Care Accounts for 1,000+ Visits Annually to Emergency Room

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 12, 2013

December 12, 2013 – 2013 Oral Health Status Report Highlights Need for Better Access to Dental Care for Low-Income Residents Last night the Peterborough County-City Board of Health learned that crude rates* for local Emergency Department (ED) visits for oral health problems are 65% greater than provincial rates. Young adults, aged 20 to 29 years accounted for […]

‘The Gift of Reading’

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 09, 2013

December 9, 2013 – Include Books on Your Holiday Shopping List to Boost Children’s Speech and Language Skills Local residents can turn a page on the usual holiday gift-giving ideas by including the printed word for children on their shopping lists. Reading books that are interesting, engaging and age-appropriate can be a great way for adults and […]

Board of Health Meets December 11

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 06, 2013

December 6, 2013 – Location: Peterborough City Hall, General Committee Room  The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:45 p.m. in the General Committee Room at Peterborough City Hall, 500 George St. North. To download the agenda and the online […]

Do You Know What To Do in Extreme Cold?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 04, 2013

December 4, 2013 – Public Health Activates Extreme Cold Response Plan With the colder winter months ahead, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Extreme Cold Response Plan (ECRP) to advise residents on the best way to protect their health when temperatures plummet. “Cold weather injuries, such as frostbite and hypothermia, are preventable,” says Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, […]

Free Nicotine Patches or Gum Available For Those Who Pledge to Quit Smoking

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 02, 2013

December 2, 2013 – Wouldurather Contest Launches Today To Help Young Adults Kick the Habit Young adults aged 18-29 who want to quit smoking can now get free nicotine replacement therapy (patch or gum) through the WouldURather contest that launched today. “This is a great contest designed to help young smokers wherever they are in their quitting […]

Medical Officer of Health Receives Award of Excellence from Ontario College of Family Physicians

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 02, 2013

December 2, 2013 – Dr. Rosana Salvaterra Recognized for Outstanding Service on the OCFP Board of Directors The Peterborough Public Health is proud to announce that the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) bestowed the Award of Excellence to Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health at a special ceremony last night in Toronto. “We are extremely […]