NCDOH Vaccination Clinic Schedule

The Niagara County Department of Health will be offering FREE COVID-19 vaccine at several sites. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged; however, walk-in participants will be accepted: Royalton Hartland High School May 11, 2021 9:00AM – 2:40PM 54 State Street, Middleport, NY 14105 Moderna COVID-19 (18 years of age

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New Guidance May Change How You Control Your Asthma

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health recently updated national guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung condition affecting about 25 million Americans, 5.5 million of whom are children. The Asthma Management Guidelines

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Raising Awareness of Child Abuse

by Annette Pinder The Child Advocacy Center Needs our Help As COVID-19 continues to disrupt schooling and everyday life for families, the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at BestSelf Behavioral Health is concerned about unreported cases of child abuse and urges the community to learn the signs of

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Prom-Themed Teen Vaccination Clinics May 1

Calling all High School Kids! Miss Out on Going to the Prom? Go to a Prom-themed Vaccination Clinic! Free giveaways, graduation party supply coupons offered to high school students who get vaccinated at SUNY ECC South, SUNY ECC North and McKinley High School. On Saturday May 1,

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Osteoporosis Vulnerability and Treatments

by Annette Pinder Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bones are reduced. Individuals at greater risk for osteoporosis are women; those who are older; of white or of Asian descent; having a sibling or parent with osteoporosis; a small body frame; an

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New Guidance May Change How You Control Your Asthma

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health recently updated national guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung condition affecting about 25 million Americans, 5.5 million of whom are children. The Asthma Management Guidelines

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COVID’s Impact on Youth

By Rachel Hiller Since the start of the pandemic, the youngest members of our families have suffered greatly. Disrupted schedules, missing out on time in school, time with friends and activities that they enjoy are taking a toll. As adults, we have all struggled to adapt to

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Common Warning Signs of Arthritis

Everyone is familiar with the term “arthritis,’ including those who are not affected by it. However, few people understand what it is. Arthritis is not a single disease, but an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. In fact, the term “arthritis” refers to

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Are You in Denial About Your Hearing Loss?

by Annette Pinder “Excuse me, can you say that again?” If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S. affecting more than 40 million people. Despite this, only 30 percent of Americans with hearing loss seek treatment.

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Teaching Kids and Families Sun Safety

New York Cancer Prevention in Action: A Unique Initiative to Prevent Kids From Getting Skin Cancer by Mike Nanfara Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and worldwide. According to skincancer.org, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70; more than

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