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  • 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
    Teaneck - Residents are being reminded that Cat License Renewals start on April 1, 2017. Cat owners will have until May 31, 2017 to renew their cat licenses without any penalty. The fee is $13 for (not) spayed/(not) neutered OR $10 for spayed/neutered. As of June 1st, a $15 late charge will be added to the original fee. Residents who have new cats or who need renewal applications may obtain one at our service window located at the New Municipal Building (South Entrance - 1st Flo... 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
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  • Mar 15 2017
    SNOW ICE REMOVAL REQUIREMENTS: Below are the basic requirements and regulations regarding Snow and Ice Removal: * Commercial properties have (12) hours to remove such after the cessation of snowfall * Residential properties have (24) hours to remove such after the cessation of snowfall * Corner properties with sidewalk cut-out and/or passage must be sufficiently cleared * DO NOT throw, shovel or place snow into the public street * If there is a fire hydrant at the front of th... details
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  • Mar 13 2017
    In the event of an emergency, including power outages, the Teaneck Health Department recommends that the following steps and precautions be taken in order to keep food and water safe for consumption, during and after the emergency situation is over: Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed until power can be restored to prevent unnecessary loss of temperature and food spoilage Perishable foods, such as meats, fish, poultry, dairy products, fruit, vegetables, etc. that sme... details
  • Mar 13 2017
    Now is the perfect time of year to ensure that your heating system is operating properly and efficiently. To prevent impending trouble with your heating system, we suggest that you have your radiators, boilers, chimneys, oil tanks and thermostats serviced prior to the cooler months. Also, ensure that windows and doors fit tightly, are properly caulked and draft free. This will help keep everyone nice and warm and also reduce fuel bills. For landlords, from the 1st of September until ... details
  • Mar 13 2017
    What is Hypothermia ? Hypothermia is a potentially dangerous drop in body temperature, usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. The risk of cold exposure increases as the winter months arrive, but you can be at risk if you're exposed to cold temperatures while hiking or out on the ocean, even in the warmer time of year. Normal body temperature averages 98.6 degrees. With hypothermia, core temperature drops below 95 degrees. In severe hypothermia, core body temperature c... 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: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmic... details
  • Mar 1 2017
    As per the American Academy of Childhood Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) , Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or (ADHD) is a common childhood illness that can be treated. It is a health condition involving biologically active substances in the brain. Studies show that ADHD may affect certain areas of the brain that allow us to solve problems, plan ahead, understand others actions, and control our impulses. These are the primary symptoms of ADHD: (as per AACAP) Hyperactive: ch... details
  • Feb 21 2017
    Is there ever a good time to talk about serious illness and medical crises? Or, what kind of care you d want through the end of your life? Yes. And that time is now. Beginning in March, the Township of Teaneck, Holy Name Medical Center and Age-Friendly Teaneck (AFCI) will present a series of Conversation of Your Life events where we ll talk about: Your life: What gives you joy, plea... details
  • Feb 15 2017
    REMINDER: RESIDENTS HAVE UNTIL MARCH 1st TO RENEW THEIR DOG LICENSES WITHOUT PENALTY * SEE REQUIREMENTS BELOW * The Teaneck Health Department would like to remind dog owners that their 2016 dog licenses expired on December 31st. Applications were mailed and notice of such was also posted on the Township website in late December. Dog owners have until March 1, 2017 to renew the... details
  • Feb 1 2017
    What is measles how is it spread? Measles is an acute viral disease that can potentially have serious complications. The measles infection used to be very common in childhood, but now, due to immunizations, measles infection occurs much less frequently. The measles virus is usually spread when a person breathes in the (measles) virus that has been coughed or sneezed into the air by an infectious person. Measles is one of the most easily spread of all human infections. Just being in the sa... details
  • Feb 1 2017
    According to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), problem gambling includes all behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal family or vocational pursuits. The essential features are an increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money, more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop and a loss of control, in spite of mounting negative consequences. Gambling can lead to the following negative outcomes and behavior: Finan... details
  • Jan 30 2017
    Please note that the Child Health Conference clinic scheduled for April 13th will be cancelled and rescheduled to April 20th 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) ... 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 25 2017
    Second-hand smoke is the smoke that a smoker breathes out after taking a puff and also the smoke that comes out the tip of burning cigarette, pipe, cigar or similar. This smoke, in particular, contains about 4,000 chemicals, 50 of which are known to cause cancer. The more that you are exposed to these carcinogens, the greater your risk of developing negative health side effects. As per the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), It is estimated that second hand smoke causes 3,000 deaths from ... details
  • Jan 12 2017
    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. http://www.bchenj.org/ As always, safety precautions should be taken when encountering wildlife. These safet... details
  • Jan 11 2017
    Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon or rectum become abnormal, divide without control and form masses called tumors. These abnormal cells that develop can also invade and destroy tissue around the colon and rectum, causing further damage to the area. In addition, these tumors may separate and create new tumors in other parts of the body. Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of non-skin cancer in men (after prostate and lung) and in woman (after breast and l... 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 www.teanecknj.gov (under Health Depart... details
  • Dec 26 2016
    All 2016 licenses (noted below) issued by the Teaneck Health Department expire at the end of day on December 31, 2016. Businesses, managing agents, landlords, residents and others who need to renew their licenses for 2017 must do so by January 31, 2017 to avoid any penalty. Applications will be mailed at the end of December 2016 to the address on record. You can also contact our office to have an application e-mailed or faxed. We can be contacted at (201) 837-1600 (x1500) or by e-mail at: he... details