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Jan 21, 2011

Temperatures are expected to be very cold this weekend, and Tompkins County Health Department is stressing that all residents take precautions to avoid exposure to extremely cold conditions which can lead to hypothermia.

Dec 16, 2010

Tompkins County residents may have heard recent media reports of the death of a 4 year-old Westchester County boy who died as a result of complications from the flu. The boy had not received the flu vaccine and had been previously healthy.

Nov 30, 2010

National Influenza Immunization Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. And receiving a flu vaccination in December or later will still provide protection this flu season

Nov 17, 2010

Tobacco companies call them “replacement smokers.” You call them your children.  Either way, area kids are being targeted by cigarette makers with a massive amount of advertising in local stores according to a survey released today by Tobacco...

Oct 25, 2010

Busy schedules can make it difficult to take the time for you and people you care about to get an annual flu shot.  The Tompkins County Health Department is going to make it easier for you. You’re invited to stop by the Health Department at 55...

Sep 28, 2010

Should you get a flu shot this year? Here’s an easy answer: Everyone, Every Year (Everyone over the age of 6 months). That is what the Center of Disease Control is recommending and the Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) agrees.

Aug 24, 2010

On August 24, 2010, a feral cat from Jacksonville Road between Agard Road and Kraft Road in the Town of Ulysses was determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory.

Aug 20, 2010

As of August 1st, a new city ordinance went into effect making many outdoor areas in the city of Ithaca smoke-free.

In celebration of the new ordinance, Tobacco Free Tompkins, a program of the Tompkins County Health Department will be...