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  • 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
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  • 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
  • May 1 2017
    Check out the calendar of events for this month at Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC): http://www.holyname.org/events/may.aspx ... details
  • May 1 2017
    May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to recognize the dangers of sun exposure without adequate skin protection. Skin Cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer, with an estimated one million-plus Americans developing the disease every year. Make an appointment for your FREE skin cancer screening today. Annual Skin Cancer Screening Date: Monday May 1st Time: 6: 00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Holy Name Medical Center s Regional Cancer Center Must Call T... 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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