Health Department News

Free Confidential Testing for HIV Available in Bergen County


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, including 166,000 people (about 1 in 7 people) who do not know they are infected. In 2015, nearly 40,000 people were diagnosed with HIV. Thirty percent ...

Child Health Clinic Schedule - Date Change


Please note that the Child Health Conference clinic scheduled for October 12th will be cancelled and rescheduled to October 19th The Township of Teaneck’s Child Health Conference is a town sponsored clinic that provides well child care to children from birth through high scho...

Grace-in-Motion: 6th Annual Run 5K/10K


Grace-in-Motion will be holding their 6th Annual Run for the kids 5K/10K on September 23, 2017 at Ross Dock Park in Fort Lee, NJ. To sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/FortLee/GraceInMotionAnnualRunfortheKids Additional race information:

Senior Health and Resource Fair


Senior Health and Resource Fair Richard Rodda Recreation Center, 250 Colonial court, Teaneck, N.J. 07666 Wednesday, October 4th 9:00 AM - 12:00PM

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...

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 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 #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...

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...

Health Education Programs at Holy Name Medical Center - SEPTEMBER


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

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