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Celebrating Community Leaders in Tobacco Use Prevention for Better Public Health

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 31, 2016

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 […]

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

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 30, 2016

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 […]

Tick Talk: Be Aware of Lyme Disease

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 17, 2016

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. […]

Local Hepatitis A Case Linked to National Outbreak

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 12, 2016

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. […]

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

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 10, 2016

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 […]

What’s One Thing You Can Do to Improve Public Health?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 09, 2016

May 9, 2016 – Take the Census on May 10! Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, our local Medical Officer of Health, is encouraging residents from the County and City of Peterborough to take the census on May 10, Canada’s official census day. “Census data is so important because it gives us valuable information about the factors that affect […]

May 4 BOH Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 06, 2016

May 6, 2016 – To view the meeting summary from the May 4 Board of Health Meeting click the image below

Parents Invited to Free Presentation May 12: “Help Improve Your Child’s Listening and Talking Skills”  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: May 03, 2016

May 3, 2016 – Featuring Dave Sindrey, Speech-Language Pathologist and Auditory Verbal Therapist In honour of Speech, Language and Hearing Month in May, Peterborough Healthy Families is inviting parents and caregivers to a free presentation titled “Help Improve Your Child’s Listening and Talking Skills” on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the […]