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  • Jul 10 2017
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  • Jul 10 2017
    Check out the calendar of events for this month at Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC): ... details
  • Jun 29 2017
    Property owners, residents and tenants are being reminded that there are many methods available to control pests on their properties, even before needing to contact a licensed pest control service. Common pests that may be seen in the Northeast include: mice, rodents, roaches bedbugs. Mice and rodents are looking for food, water and shelter. The following can be done in order to control a mouse and/or rodent infestation: Remove the attraction (keep food stored on shelves, of... details
  • Jun 27 2017
    Heat-related illness is when your body temperature rises to levels that can produce certain symptoms, effects and illness. Sweating is one way the body deals with heat in the hot weather, but that isn t always enough. Most heat-related illnesses occur from being out in the heat too long or being in hot and poorly ventilated workspaces. As a result, dehydration can also occur, which is a factor related to heat illness. Other factors include, excessive exercising in humid or hot conditions. O... details
  • Jun 27 2017
    Safety Tips Regarding Wildlife During the year, the Health Department fields a number of calls from concerned residents about wildlife sightings including: red fox, coyote, bobcats and other wildlife. If you see such wildlife and want to report a sighting, please call the Bergen County Humane Enforcement at: (201) 621-4111 or visit their website for more information on our animal control services. You can also contact the Teaneck Police Depart... details
  • Jun 14 2017
    This time of year we think about outdoor fun, swimming, vacations and of course, barbecues. When it comes to eating outdoors and using the barbecue, we need to remember that there are health and safety precautions and practices that must be implemented and followed in order to keep our food, family and friends safe. Food: Make sure the food you purchase is fresh from the market to home Do not store perishable foods in a hot car for an extended period of time Store meats, fish, poul... details
  • Jun 14 2017
    With the Summer soon approaching, we are all getting excited about getting into that swimming pool. Swimming is the second-most popular physical activity in the country (walking is first) and the most popular among children. But swimming can also be associated with drowning, injury, and the spread of infectious diseases if good hygiene is not practiced. Here are some things to keep in mind regarding swimming and swimming pools: Swimmers who are ill with diarrhea and children who ... details
  • May 17 2017
    Tick-borne diseases are bacterial illness that spread to humans through infected ticks. Tick-borne diseases are not spread person-to-person. Ticks can become infected from bacteria or parasites when feeding on small mammals. Different tick-borne diseases are caused by different micro-organisms and it is possible to be infected by more than one tick-borne disease at the same time. Some common tick-borne diseases in New Jersey are: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, An... details
  • May 15 2017
    The Township of Teaneck s Child Health Conference is a town sponsored clinic that provides well child care to children from birth through high school. It meets one Thursday evening every month in the Pediatric Clinic area of Holy Name Medical Center. It is staffed by Holy Name RN s and a board certified pediatrician. The Child Health Conference (clinic) administers all required immunizations to school-age children and conducts well baby exams and immunization services to pre-school childr... details
  • May 15 2017
    REMINDER: RESIDENTS HAVE UNTIL JUNE 1st TO RENEW THEIR CAT LICENSE WITHOUT PENALTY * SEE REQUIREMENTS BELOW * The Teaneck Health Department would like to remind cat owners that their 2016 cat license expired on March 30th of this year. Cat owners who have NOT yet renewed their 2017 cat license, will ha... details
  • Mar 22 2017
    As per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. Zika virus can sometimes be spread by having sex with an infected partner. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. In May 2015, Brazil reported the first outbreak of Zika in the Americas. Outbreaks... details
  • Mar 20 2017
    The State of Health in Teaneck 2016 Report Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:52, Public Health Practice Standards of Performance for Local Boards of Health in New Jersey, the local health jurisdiction is required to do the following: Conduct an assessment of the health within one s community Produce an evaluation report Provide information to the public The following is a full report by the Township of Teaneck Health Department as per the New Jersey St... details
  • Mar 8 2017
    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. BMI or Body Mass Index, is a number calculated for a person s weight and height. This index is a reliable measure of a person s body fat, although body type must also be taken into consideration. To view the BMI Chart, go to the following link: details
  • Jan 30 2017
    All year-round, people love to sit in a hot tub or spa. They provide rejuvenation to tired muscles, can increase circulation blood flow, and are just plain relaxing. Some people take advantage of a dip in the hot tub or spa at the fitness club, while on vacation, or even at home for those who have decided that they want to make the health and recreational activity a little more private. Although hot tubs and spas provide healing, relieve tension and can even be a wonderful social activity... details
  • Jan 4 2017
    BCUA Househould Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule for Bergen County-2017 The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) will once again conduct eight household hazardous waste collection events in 2017 throughout the county. Household hazardous waste will be accepted from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, (rain or shine) at the following centrally located areas: Bergen County Utilities Authority, Foot of Empire Blvd., Moonachie; Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus; and Bergen County C... details
  • Dec 26 2016
    The Teaneck Health Department would like to remind dog owners that current dog licenses expire on December 31st. Dog owners have until February 28, 2017 to renew their dog licenses without any penalty. The fee is $13 for not spayed or not neutered and $10 for spayed or neutered. As of March 1, 2017 a $15 late fee will be added. Residents who have new dogs or who need renewal applications may obtain one by calling 201-837-1600 (x 1500) or on-line at (under Health Depart... details