News - 2016

Archived Press Releases by Year:
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Poloncarz, County Health Commissioner Release Boil Water Notice Information
Opioids - Important Information
Poloncarz, County Health Commissioner Release Boil Water Notice Information
January
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01/05/2016 Winter Weather Safety Reminders; Stay Warm & Safe with these Timely Tips!
01/12/2016 Birth Defects Still Common in the U.S.; 1 out of 33 Newborns has a Birth Defect
01/22/2016 Rabid Animals a Threat Even in Winter; Protect Your Pets at Free Rabies Clinic, January 27th
01/26/2016 ECDOH Recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month; Screening Tests and HPV Vaccinations Save Lives
February
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02/05/2016 February is Heart Health Month; Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in the United States
02/24/2016 Erie County Supports “Go Blue” Initiative for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; TOPS Markets® Partners with Erie County Cancer Services Program to Promote Screening
March
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03/04/2016 Inaugural Black Balloon Day to Pay Tribute to Victims of Opiate Overdoses and Their Family Members
03/14/2016 Late Season Surge of Influenza Hits Erie County; Surveillance Data Shows Number of New Cases Rising Significantly
April
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04/05/2016 ECDOH Celebrates National Public Health Week; Recognizes Important Services Performed by Local Health Departments
04/15/2016 Erie County Department of Health Highlights Health Impacts of Sexually Transmitted Diseases during STD Awareness Month; STD Testing Available at 608 William Street (Buffalo) Clinic
04/21/2016 National Infant Immunization Week
04/27/2016 Opiate Awareness/Memorial Walk This Saturday; at Buffalo State in Conjunction with DEA "Drug Drop-Off Day"
May
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05/02/2016 Opioid Epidemic Task Force: REAP
05/03/2016 Important Information for Patients of Dr. Gosy; Patients Advised to Seek Treatment from Primary Care Physicians
05/04/2016 National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; Nationwide Effort to Educate Teens that “Sex has Consequences”
05/05/2016 Prevent Teen Pregnancy Quiz
05/05/2016 Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Construction/Repair and Property Transfer Information
05/05/2016 Say Yes Buffalo
05/05/2016 Dispensing Naloxone via a Non-Patient Specific Prescription: The Role of the Community Pharmacist
05/13/2016 2015 Sees Double the Opioid Overdoses; Fatalities Increase by 102% over 2014 Figures
05/13/2016 Hepatitis—Have You Been Tested? May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
05/18/2016 National Prevention Week
05/19/2016 Can You Recognize Stroke Symptoms? May is National Stroke Awareness Month
05/27/2016 Swimming Safety Tips; This is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
June
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06/01/2016 Warm Weather Rabies Precautions - Do NOT Touch Wildlife!
06/06/2016 Men's Health Month
06/07/2016 Community Conversations: Help Erie County Become Healthier
06/08/2016 Alcohol and Teens—A Dangerous Combination; What Every Parent & Teen Should Know About Alcohol
06/21/2016 Sun Exposure Increases Skin Cancer Risk; Tanned Skin is NOT Healthy Skin!
06/24/2016 Rash of Rabid Animals in Erie County; Rabid Cat and Rabid Fox Expose Numerous Residents to Rabies Virus
06/27/2016 National HIV Testing Day
July
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07/01/2016 Tips for a Safe & Healthy 4th of July; Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals!
07/08/2016 Prevention of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Crashes; US Has Much Room for Improvement
07/12/2016 Protection from Mosquito-Borne Diseases; Drought Conditions Contribute to Stagnant Water in Storm Sewer Receivers
07/15/2016 Free Health Fair & Community Open House; ECDOH Clinics at Jesse Nash Health Center to Host on Friday, July 22nd!
07/22/2016 Preliminary Water Tests Are Negative; Boil Water Notice Remains in Effect
August
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08/01/2016 Opiate Epidemic Task Force Announces REAP Program; Law Enforcement Agencies to Participate in Rapid Evaluation for Appropriate Placement Program
08/03/2016 Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids; Vaccines Protect You and Those Around You
08/05/2016 Fresh Water Swimming Safety Tips; Don't Drink the Water!
08/07/2016 Pregnant Women—Protect Yourself and Pass Protection on to Your Baby; Vaccinations Protect You and Those Around You
08/09/2016 Visit ECDOH at the Erie County Fair! Free Health Screenings and Information
08/11/2016 Rabies Vaccine Airdrop Efforts to Begin Mid-August; Program Aimed at Reducing Incidence of Rabies in Local Wildlife Population
08/12/2016 Canalside Candlelight Memorial; Remembering Those Lost to Opioid Addiction
08/12/2016 Staying Cool in Extreme Heat & Humidity; Those Most at Risk Encouraged to Take Necessary Precautions
08/14/2016 Preteens & Teens: Ensure a Healthy Future; Parents--Be Sure They Are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations!
08/21/2016 Vaccines Are Vital for Healthy Babies; Give Them The Best Start to a Lifetime of Good Health
08/29/2016 International Overdose Awareness Day; Global Event to Raise Awareness of Overdoses and Reduce Stigma of Drug-Related Deaths
08/31/2016 3 Free Rabies Clinics in September; Increase in Rabid Animals Enforces Need for All Pets to be Vaccinated
September
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09/14/2016 Physicians Trained to Use Buprenorphine; Drug Helps Those with Addiction to Opioids
09/14/2016 WNY FURTASTIC PET ADOPT-A-THON Features Furry Family Friends; September 17th Event Features Pet Adoptions, Health and Wellness, Products, & Family Fall Fun
09/16/2016 1,000+ Pets Receive Rabies Vaccine in 3 Hours; Clinic at ECC North is Tremendous Success
09/26/2016 Don't "Fall" into Flu Season Without Protection--Changing Leaves? Time for a Flu Shot!
October
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10/04/2016 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Cancer Services Program Screens the Uninsured
10/06/2016 Possible Foodborne Illness Under Investigation; Collaborative Effort Among State & Local Health Departments
10/06/2016 ECDOH Vaccinates 4,635 Pets in 2016; Rabid Cat Attack in Eden Reinforces Vital Importance of Vaccinations
10/07/2016 Update on Possible Foodborne Illnesses; Investigation into Possible Source Continues
10/11/2016 Update on Foodborne Illness Outbreak; Suspect Food Product Removed from All Mighty Taco Locations on October 6th
10/24/2016 Halloween Safety Tips; Keep Trick-or-Treaters Safe!
10/26/2016 ECDOH Recognizes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week; Children Most at Risk—Key is Knowledge & Prevention!
November
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11/07/2016 Burstein Statement on Recall of Mad300 Mucosal Atomization Device for Naloxone Kit; Potential Defect in Foam Atomizer for Naloxone Kits Spurs Recall of Devices; Medication Contained inside is still Viable, Effective
11/09/2016 Health Concerns Related to Lackawanna Fire; Precautions to Take to Keep Your Family and Pets Safe
11/11/2016 ECDOH Statement on End of City of Lackawanna Evacuation
11/15/2016 Cleanup Efforts at Bethlehem Steel Fire Site; ECDOH Recommends Basic Precautions
11/16/2016 Get Smart About Antibiotics Week; ECDOH Raises Health Threat of Antibiotic Resistance Fueled by Unnecessary Use
11/17/2016 HOPE Buffalo Initiative Launched; Goal to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy Rates by 30% by 2020
11/21/2016 Holiday Food Preparation Safety Reminders;
11/22/2016 HOPE Buffalo Trains Primary Care Providers; How to Offer Confidential Counseling to Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate
11/28/2016 ECDOH Recognizes World AIDS Day; Number of HIV Infections Continues to Rise Despite Treatment Advances
December
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12/02/2016 Drug Drop-Off Monday, December 5th; Unused & Unwanted Drugs Can be Surrendered from 10am--6pm in Cheektowaga
12/05/2016 Take Time to Get a Flu Vaccination! -- National Influenza Vaccination Week Reminds Public to Roll Up Their Sleeves
12/06/2016 Free January Rabies Vaccination Clinic; ECDOH Vaccinated 4,635 Pets at 6 Clinics in 2016
12/07/2016 HOPE Buffalo Hosts Community Forums; Bringing the Plan to Reduce Teen Pregnancy by 30% to the Community
12/08/2016 Public Forum on Addiction Recovery--December 12th; Public Invited to FOR-NY Recovery Talks: Community Listening Forum on Addiction & Recovery
12/09/2016 Winter Weather Safety Reminders; Stay Warm and Safe with these Timely Tips!
12/12/2016 Successful Drug Drop-Off; Unused & Unwanted Drugs Safely Disposed of by Burning
12/13/2016 Bitter Temperatures & Wind Chill Forecasted; Don't Be Caught "Out in the Cold" Unprepared!
12/16/2016 Drowsy Driving Can Be Deadly; Whether a Short of Long Drive, Be Well-Rested