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Essex County Public Health Department

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County WIC Program hosted a new event - Food and Fun Friday - at its Elizabethtown location on Water Street on the Public Health building lawn May 31. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Honeysuckle, vanilla and possibly amber. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Public health in Essex County continues to improve. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Health Department is taking the fight against colorectal cancer ... to the bar. Read more

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The Elizabethtown Social Center, in cooperation with Essex County Public Health and Dr. Emma Summers, offers a free eight-week fitness class on Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. Read more

Community Columnists

ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County is in dire need of mental health clinicians. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Community members are invited to take a short survey about health made by the Essex County Health Department. Read more

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MORIAH | The Essex County Board of Supervisors adopted resolutions of appreciation Dec. 4 recognizing wellness committees at Elizabethtown-Lewis, Moriah and Ticonderoga Central Schools for dedication to the health of students and staff. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County’s Health Department has secured a $250,000 grant from the Adirondack Health Institute designed to improve local access to fresh foods. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Home health appears to be taking off in Essex County. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Ongoing policy review of legalizing marijuana use in New York drew a thumbs down Monday in Essex County. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | New York’s Public Health Works honored Susan Lopez Allot, director of Essex County Public Health Unit (PHU), as a member of the statewide 2018 Honor Roll. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The annual Hunters’ Health Screening will take place at Elizabethtown Community Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 3–7 p.m. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County has become the latest county in New York state to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Just one person who spoke at a recent public hearing to raise the age of purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 supports the status quo. Read more

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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Breastfeeding strengthens the bond between mother and baby and helps protect a baby from colds, diarrhea and respiratory infections. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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MORIAH | Essex County Health Department (ECHD) is investigating and following up on reports of aggressive wildlife entering yards and interacting with people and pets. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing for a proposed local law which would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old within county lines. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County lawmakers voted to table a resolution which would raise the legal age for the purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Work to improve public health has paid off in Essex County. Read more

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