Hundreds of people took advantage of the first rabies clinic of the year on Wednesday night to safeguard their pets from the rabies virus. “Rabies continues to be a threat in Oswego County,” said Jiancheng Huang, Oswego County Public Health Director. Three wild animals so far this year have tested positive for the disease. The two most recent attacked unvaccinated pets.
A resolution to initiate a request for proposals to explore alternatives for home health care in the county was sent back to the committee level at this month’s legislature meeting. Legislators have several questions about how this will impact the county’s employees and budget. New York State is no longer providing state aid reimbursements to counties for their Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) and Long Term Care (LTC) programs.
Epilepsy affects one out of 100 Americans. It is a medical condition that produces seizures, which affect a variety of mental and physical functions. When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy.
The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 6to8 p.m.at the Hannibal Town Highway Garage,Cemetery Drive.
What exercise is free, takes a minimal amount of equipment, can be done almost anywhere and has wonderful health benefits? The answer is walking. The weather is wonderful right now and I have had patients say that it feels so good to get outdoors and walk.
As part of Oswego County Opportunities (OCO)’s recognition of May as National Mental Health Awareness Month, the agency’s Mental Health Residential Program is looking to erase the fears or misconceptions that may exist in relation to psychiatric illness.
Oswego County Opportunities’ Breast Health Program joined more than 10,000 runners, walkers and survivors at the New York State Fairgrounds for one of Central New York’s largest fundraisers, the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, held May 14 at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
Working in collaboration with the Tobacco Free Network of Oswego County and the Oswego County Health Department, The Rural Health Network of Oswego County is stepping up the effort to decrease point of sale advertising and to raise awareness of tobacco advertising and promotional materials aimed at the target population of women between the ages of 14 to 24.
The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.