Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "September 2012"


Case of Influenza A (variant) Detected in Ontario

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 26, 2012

Today, Dr. Arlene King, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement on a case of influenza A H1N1 variant detected in Ontario: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/news/release/2012/sep/nr_20120925_1.aspx

Public Health Expands Free HPV Vaccine Program for Girls

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 21, 2012

September 21, 2012 – Public Health to Begin Vaccinating in Schools on September 24 The Peterborough Public Health is expanding the free Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program to protect more young women from this common cancer-causing virus.  Females born between 1994 and 1998, who missed the full (three-dose) course of the vaccine when they were in […]

Breastfeeding Families Invited to Help Break World Record on September 29

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 21, 2012

September 21, 2012 – Local Event Part of World Breastfeeding Awareness Week Celebrations The Peterborough Public Health together with the Peterborough Breastfeeding Coalition is calling on all breastfeeding mothers in the area to set a new world record for simultaneous breastfeeding at the 2012 Breastfeeding Challenge event at Galaxy Theatres on Saturday, September 29 starting […]

Expectant Parents Invited to Attend Free Prenatal Health Fair on September 24

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 20, 2012

September 20, 2012 – Expectant parents and their families are invited to attend a Prenatal Health Fair hosted by Peterborough Public Health at the Holiday Inn on Monday, September 24 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Moms-to-be will receive a free DVD entitled “Move for Two” promoting physical activity during pregnancy. The video offers pregnant women a […]

October 15 – YOUTH SPEAK

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 19, 2012

Youth Speak About Alcohol and Drugs Youth Speakers Share Their Stories Join us and YouthSpeak to explore the stories of young people who have experiences with alcohol and drug use. Youth Speakers will share their stories about substance use and explore with parents the pathways they took toward change and the role family and adult role models played […]

Board of Health Meeting Summary September 12

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 17, 2012

Click here to view the Board of Health Meeting Summary September 12, 2012

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2012

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 17, 2012

Breastfeeding? Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2012 Join us to celebrate breastfeeding in a fun “competition” where every child wins because they are breastfed. This event is part of a global challenge to see which community can have the most breastfeeding babies “latched on” at 11:00 a.m. local time. Saturday, September 29, 2012 10:30 a.m. Galaxy […]

Wiping Out Hospital Superbugs

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 14, 2012

September 14, 2012 – Free Presentation on September 20 to Highlight New Canadian Innovation in Infection Control Renowned infection control expert Dr. Dick Zoutman will share a new Canadian technological advance that can effectively destroy so-called “superbugs” from hospitals during a free presentation at the Evinrude Centre on Thursday, September 20, 2012 beginning at 6:30 […]

Healthy Eating Still Not an Option in Peterborough for Residents on Low-Incomes

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 12, 2012

September 12, 2012 – Public Health Releases 2012 Report “Limited Incomes: A Recipe For Hunger” Today Peterborough Public Health released its annual Limited Incomes: A Recipe For Hunger report that shows Peterborough’s most vulnerable residents continue to suffer from an inability to eat nutritiously based on current food costs. “It is distressing to see the health of […]

West Nile Virus Appears to be City-Wide Sixth Positive Mosquito Pool Found in the City of Peterborough

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 07, 2012

September 7, 2012 – Public Health Advises Residents to Protect Themselves Against Mosquito Bites The Peterborough Public Health continues to advise the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNv).  The latest pool of mosquitoes positive for WNv were trapped September 4 and 5, 2012. This is the […]

Board of Health Meets September 12

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Sep 06, 2012

September 7, 2012 – Location: Council Chambers, County Court House, Peterborough The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 4:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Peterborough County Court House located at 470 Water Street, Peterborough. To download the agenda and […]