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Archives for "December 2014"

Emergency Dept Busier Than Usual: Flu Season Underway

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 23, 2014

December 23, 2014 -Public Service Announcement Emergency Department busier than usual: flu season underway: Choose your health care provider wisely this holiday season With the holiday season upon us, and flu cases on the rise this month, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), the Peterborough Networked Family Health Team (PNFHT), and Peterborough Public Health (PCCHU) are reminding […]

‘Presents’ of Mind

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 22, 2014

December 22, 2014 – Books Make Perfect Holiday Gift to Boost a Child’s Speech and Language Skills Turn a new page on the usual gift-giving ideas by wrapping up the printed word for children on your holiday shopping list. The Peterborough Public Health encourages local families to consider books as gifts for children this holiday […]

Board of Health Meets December 18

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 – Location: PCCHU’s O’Carroll Office, City and County Rooms, 150 O’Carroll Avenue, Peterborough The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in Public Health’s O’Carroll office, City and County Rooms, located at 150 O’Carroll Avenue, Peterborough. To download […]

Franz’s Recalls Certain Meat Products Over Listeria Concerns

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 – Residents Advised to Throw Out Recalled Products and Seek Medical Attention if Unwell The Peterborough Public Health is advising residents that Franz Roessl Holdings Limited has recalled certain ready-to-eat meat products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below: Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) […]

Provincial Study of FluMist® Vaccine Conducted In Peterborough Shows Promising Results  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 – A provincial study conducted in Peterborough last year showed that a nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine called FluMist was effective and preferred by children over the injected version. “Our research demonstrated that offering FluMist increased vaccine uptake among children and seemed to reduce their anxiety about getting immunized,” said […]

Phase 2 of Mandatory Food Handler Training By-law Takes Effect January 1  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 12, 2014

December 12, 2014 – Food Handler Training Courses OfferedFree of Charge at Public Health The Peterborough Public Health is reminding residents and food premises that the second phase  of the by-law takes effect in the City and County of Peterborough on January 1,  2015, making it mandatory for moderate-risk food premises to have at least […]

First Local Case of Influenza This Season

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 11, 2014

December 11, 2014 – The Peterborough Public Health reported the first local lab-confirmed case of seasonal influenza today. “The case is lab-confirmed 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 the community […]

Do You Know What To Do in Extreme Cold?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 04, 2014

December 4, 2014 – 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 Radon Test Kits Available from Public Health

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Dec 02, 2014

December 2, 2014 – Protect Your Family from Invisible Cancer-Causing Gas The Peterborough Public Health has a limited supply of free radon test kits available to local residents. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium found in rock and soil.  It can enterbuildings through cracks in foundation floors and […]