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Oct 19, 2011

Nearly a quarter of a million children living in the United States have blood lead levels high enough to cause significant damage to their health estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based on data from a 2003-2004...

Oct 19, 2011

The deadline for required school immunizations is approaching. To help parents and caregivers meet this requirement, Tompkins County Health Department is holding an evening immunization clinic for school age children on Tuesday, October...

Sep 14, 2011

Should you get a flu shot this year? Here’s an easy answer: Everyone, Every Year (Everyone over the age of 6 months). This is the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Tompkins County Health Department (...

Sep 08, 2011

The current heavy rains have brought flooding to the area. Many locations in the county depend on water wells to supply their drinking water. These important water supplies can be negatively impacted by flooding. Flood waters can carry sewage,...

Jun 30, 2011

The number of Lyme Disease cases has steadily increased in Tompkins County since 2006 the Tompkins County Health Department reports. Karen Bishop, Community Health Nurse Supervisor noted that in 2006 there were 2 cases; in 2010 there were 70 with...

May 16, 2011

Nearly 150 people offered their opinions on the taste of water supplied by seven municipal water treatment plants within Tompkins County, with Bolton Point Water System receiving the highest number of favored votes.  The Tompkins County Health...

May 05, 2011

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) operates one of two Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHA) in the County. (Certification means that under New York State and Federal Medicare regulations, the agency may bill to and accept Medicare...

Apr 20, 2011

The Tompkins County Division of Environmental Health and the City of Ithaca Water Treatment Plant will be hosting National Drinking Water Week events on Sunday, May 15th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market.