• 17
  • Aug

Immunization Awareness Month- Vaccines are not just for kids!

The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives. Recommended vaccines protect adults against flu, whooping cough, tetanus, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Recommendations are based on age, lifestyle, occupation, travel and medical conditions. Ask your healthcare provider which vaccines you may need, especially if you have asthma, COPD, diabetes, or heart disease. […]
  • 7
  • Aug

National Immunization Awareness Month- Protect Yourself and Pass that Protection on to Your Baby

During pregnancy, you often think about baby names, nursery colors and prenatal vitamins, but you should also think about vaccines. Vaccines during pregnancy help protect you and your babyI Before becoming pregnant you should be up to date on all routine immunizations. Two vaccines are routinely recommended for pregnant women: Flu Vaccine- Pregnant women can get the flu vaccine […]
  • 31
  • Jul

A Healthy Start Begins with On-Time Vaccinations

Today’s childhood vaccines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including polio, measles, whooping cough and chicken pox. There are many important reasons to make sure your child is vaccinated: Immunizations protect your child from 14 serious diseases before they turn 2 years old Vaccination is very safe and effective Immunizations can protect others you care about Immunizations can save your family time […]
  • 5
  • Jul

STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT STAY COOL Plan your outdoor activities around the hottest part of the day. The sun is the strongest between 10 AM and 4 PM. Stay in cool areas. The best place to be is inside with the air conditioning. If you don’t have air conditioning at home, many public places […]
  • 22
  • Jun

Tick Talk at the Hope Library

The Scitaute Health Alliance was at the Hope Public Library Tuesday night for a Tick Talk presented by Steven Engborg from URI’s Tick Encounter Program! This program was very informative- we learned facts about ticks as well as strategies to protect yourself, your yard, and your pets from ticks. We also learned about URI’s Tick […]
  • 19
  • Jun

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month- 1 out of every 10 people over the age of 60, who live at home, report being abused.

Elder abuse can happen to anyone- you, your family, friends or neighbors. Elder Abuse is any knowing, intentional or negligent act that causes harm (or a serious risk of harm) to a vulnerable adult perpetrated by a family member, caregiver or trusted friend. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimate that 4 out of […]
  • 31
  • May

Health Fair

Visit the Scituate Health Alliance at the Scituate Lions Club Scholarship Breakfast! Sunday, June 3rd 7:30am- 12pm Scituate High School Stop by and see us before or after breakfast for…. Blood Pressure Screenings Diabetes Risk Assessments FREE Tick Tubes- Help protect your yard, your family and your pets from ticks which may carry Lyme disease […]
  • 2
  • May

Tick-borne diseases are passed to humans by the bite of an infected tick. Protect yourself using these steps: AVOID CONTACT WITH TICKS Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass Walk in the center of wooded trails REPEL TICKS Use repellent that contains at least 20% DEET on exposed skin (follow package instructions) You can […]
  • 3
  • Apr

It’s National Public Health Week!

Join the Scituate Health Alliance in celebrating National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2018! Daily Themes: Monday: Behavioral Health Tuesday: Communicable Diseases Wednesday: Environmental Health Thursday: Injury and Violence Prevention Friday: Ensuring the Right to Health For more information, visit www.nphw.org, or contact the Scituate Health Alliance