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  • Feb 20

    Healthy Homes comes to Strafford County

    Over 25 local and state agencies have been working together in recent months to bring Healthy Homes to Strafford County. Many Strafford County residents participate in programs to improve their hea… Full Story

  • Feb 2

    Winter Weather Patters Can Increase Risk For Flooding;Take Steps to Prepare Now and Protect Yourself and Your Family

    WASHINGTON - Floods are a year-round hazard and do not end when cold weather begins. Although this winter has not yet proven to be as severe as in past years, the c…

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  • Sep 21

    New CDC Report Indicates NH Is Well Prepared to Respond to Public Health Emergencies

    A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that New Hampshire has made significant progress toward building and strengthening its public health emergency pr… Full Story

  • Sep 13

    DHHS Announces Successful Immunization Outcomes

    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is announcing recently released data from the National Immunization Survey (NIS) at the C… Full Story

  • Sep 1

    DHHS Urges Residents to Continue Precautions in Irene’s Aftermath

    Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services, reminds all Granite Staters that while some people remain without power and becau… Full Story

  • Aug 25

    DHHS Reminds Residents of Health Precautions to Take During and After a Hurricane

    Concord, NH – Hurricane Irene is heading up the Eastern seaboard and there is a good possibility it will impact New Hampshire with strong winds, heavy rain, and power outages. The New Hampshi… Full Story

  • Jul 17

    Extreme Heat Predicted, Tips for Staying Cool

    This week's forecast includes temperatures in the 80s and 90s every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed tips to help you prevent unnecessary heat-related death…

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  • Jun 27

    Strafford County Citizen Corps gives two Volunteer Appreciation Awards

    SOMERSWORTH — The Strafford County Citizen Corps recently presented its 2011 Volunteer Appreciation Awards at the annual volunteer appreciation event at Hilltop Fun Center in Somersworth. Full Story
  • Jun 7

    Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Wednesday, June 8

    DES Declares Air Quality Action Day
    Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels Predicted for Wednesday, June 8

    Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) i… Full Story

  • Mar 23

    Emergency preparedness classes offered in Durham

    *Note: This article is reprinted from Foster's Daily Democrat. The original article including pictures can be found here: h…

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  • Mar 14

    Enroll in a Community Emergency Preparedness Class

    *Note: This article is reprinted from Foster's Daily Democrat. The original article including pictures can be found here: Full Story
  • Mar 13

    Millions Of Stricken Japanese Lack Water, Food, Heat

    Rescue workers in northeastern Japan used chain saws and pick axes Monday to remove bodies from mountains of rubble left by a massive earthquake and tsunami that has killed thousands and triggered a g…

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  • Feb 23

    Training transforms Dover school into emergency health clinic

    *Note: This article is reprinted from Foster's Daily Democrat. The original article including pictures can be found here: http://fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110223/GJNEWS_01/702239934…

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  • Jan 31

    Vouchers for Free Flu Vaccines Available to Uninsured

    Concord,  NH  –  The  State of New Hampshire along with numerous community organizations are now distributing vouchers for free flu shots to uninsured people.  The&nb… Full Story

  • Jan 13

    New Hampshire Releases Childhood Obesity Report

    Concord, NH – The NH Obesity Prevention Program (OPP) in the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) will be  working hard in the New Year to help…

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  • Dec 27

    Locals Attend Hands-On Mass Casualty Training

    Local emergency personnel John Levitow, from Frisbie Memorial Hospital and Katie Kemen, from Health and Safety Council of Strafford Countyrecently completed mass casualty response training offered by…

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  • Oct 27

    DHHS Offers Halloween Tips To Keep Children Healthy, Safe

    “Every  child  in  New  Hampshire  looks forward to Halloween and the chance  to  dress  up  and  go  trick-or-treating,”  said…

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  • Oct 20

    Baby Strollers Recalled Because of Strangulation Risk

    Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

    (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is letting residents know

    that there has… Full Story

  • Oct 13

    Flu Season Begins; Reminder to get vaccinated and stay home when sick

    Concord,  NH  –  The  Department  of  Health  and Human Services (DHHS) has identified  the  first  case  of influenza in New Hampshire… Full Story

  • Sep 19

    Obesity: New Hampshire's Rate Climbs

    Concord, NH - The rate of obesity in New Hampshire has reached 25.7%. This means that about one in every four New Hampshire citizens is extremely overweight. This result is from a survey done by the U…

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  • Sep 16

    NH Confirms First Human Case of West Nile Virus

    Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’

    Division of Public Health Services reports the first confirmed case of West

    Nile V… Full Story

  • Aug 23

    Got Questions About Health Reform?

    The Endowment for Health (EH) is a statewide, private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire's people, especially those who are vulnerable and underserved. Full Story
  • Aug 8

    Reduce Your Risk of Moquito-borne Disease

    West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are mosquito-borne viral diseases. The transmission cycle is predominately between birds and mosquitoes; however, infection may be transmitt…

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  • Jul 5

    Extreme Heat Precautions & Local Places to Cool Off

    Local officials participated in a statewide emergency management conference call this afternoon to discuss the extreme heat the state is experiencing this week. All NH citizens are urged to take preca…

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  • Jun 29

    HHS Launch Online Public Health Emergency Portal

    HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Launches new Public Health Emergency Portal Full Story
  • Jun 27

    DHHS Releases Plan To End Homelessness Among Veterans and Their Families

    NH Department of Health and Human Services
    129 Pleasant Street – Hugh Gallen State Office Park Concord, NH 03301
    June 28, 2010

    DHHS Releases Plan To End Homelessn… Full Story

  • Jun 16

    DHHS Issues Warning of Fraudulent Food Inspectors

    Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), Food Protection Section is advising restaurant owners and operators to be war…

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