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Health Education Programs at Holy Name Medical Center - SEPTEMBER


Check out the calendar of events for this month at Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC): https://www.holyname.org/events/september.aspx

Control Measures & Information on Tick-Borne Diseases


Tick-borne diseases are illnesses that spread to humans by the bite of an infected tick.  Tick-borne diseases are not spread person-to-person.  Ticks can become infected from bacteria or parasites when feeding on small mammals. Some common tick-borne diseases in New Jersey are:  &n...

Mosquito Control Widget


The Bergen County Mosquito Control Division has launched a widget for residents to be informed of upcoming spraying/treatment throughout Bergen County. Check out the widget by clicking on the image:         You can also find the widget on the Teaneck Health Depa...

Child Health Clinic Schedule for Remainder of 2019


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 R...

Back-To-School Time #1: What is Pinkeye?


Pinkeye, also known as conjunctivitis, is the inflammation (redness, swelling, etc.) of the thin tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.  Pinkeye or conjunctivitis can be spread when hands become contaminated by direct contact with discharge from the infected...

Back-To-School Time #2: What to Know About Head Lice


Head lice, also known as pediculosis capitis, are small insects that infest the scalp in order to survive.  Their survival depends on drawing blood from the scalp for nutrition.  Head lice are small & tan in color, less than 1/8 inches long, crawl, but do not jump and can cause irri...

Back-To-School Time #3: What to Know About Chicken Pox


Chickenpox is a respiratory illness caused by the varicella-zoster virus.  Chickenpox is highly contagious and even in brief exposure can pose a serious health risk to those who have never had or are unprotected against the disease.  The primary route of illness is from direct contact w...

Back-to-School Health #4: Immunizations & Vaccine Preventable Diseases


Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Immunization is a sha...

Heat Regulations & Requirements


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.  A...

Metastatic Breast Cancer


This talk offers the information on the latest treatments for metastatic breast cancer.

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