Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Various locations will host the summer project.
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be conducting its annual Low-Cost Rabies Immunization Clinics on Saturdays in June for the the program's 22nd consecutive year. "As in previous years, these clinics are located throughout the county in order to ensure that resident pet owners have access to this disease prevention service," said Jessica Willingham, communications assistant for the Montgomery County Office of Communications. The 2013 Annual Rabies Clinic locations, dates and times are: LOCATION DATE TIME Abington Recycling Center, Florey Lane (off of Easton Road), Abington June 1 9 – 11 a.m. Collegeville Community Park, Fourth and Park avenues, Collegeville June 8 9 – 11 a.m. Encore Experiences at …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Montgomery County urges residents to prepare, avoid mosquitoes.
Thursday, April 18
The West Nile Virus (WNV) season has begun and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is recommending that residents take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes. WNV, which surfaced in the U.S. more than ten years ago, is commonly transmitted back and forth between infected birds and mosquitoes. However, humans can become the unintended hosts of the disease when they are bitten by an infected mosquito. With the onset of warmer weather and peak WNV season approaching, MCHD is reminding residents that they can help prevent the spread of WNV by eliminating standing water from their property. “West Nile Virus was particularly prevalent last year, and in preparation for this upcoming season, we urge …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
While many seek a Valentine's love, the Department of Health reminds county residents to stay safe.
Flowers? Check. Candies? Got it. A Valentine's Day card? Of course. Today's a national holiday, and you need to be prepared. The Health Department of Montgomery County wants to remind its residents to add one more thing to that shopping list: condoms. Today's a national holiday after all. No, it has nothing to do with tiny winged-men in diapers shooting arrows. It's National Condom Day. "As part of the Montgomery County Health Department’s mission to encourage healthy behaviors within the community, we will be conducting free confidential HIV tests and distributing free condoms and literature to students at two college campuses in the county," said the department's website. The health department is spreading the message to keep residents …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Health inspections in January for Norristown
The Montgomery County Health Department in January conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Norristown. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Division of Water Quality Management is hoping to better track possible drought conditions in our area.
The Montgomery County Health Department recently released the first findings from its groundwater-monitoring program. The program began in the summer of 2005 after a significant drought in the previous year made the health department realize they did not have enough information on groundwater in the county, said Kyle Schmeck, director of Water Quality Management. “The health department felt we didn’t have enough data, locally, to determine whether we, as a county, were experiencing low water resources,” Schmeck said. According to Schmeck, the program now monitors 19 wells in the county. He said none of the wells are being used and are not influenced by any major withdrawals that could affect the figures. Some of the towns in the program …
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Department of Health said it will investigate the East Norriton McDonald's, which is accused in the reported incident.
Last Monday, around 6 p.m., a Lower Frederick man picked up dinner for his daughter. He pulled into the East Norriton McDonald’s drive-through and ordered their meal. Wanting just to provide his daughter with warm, tasty food, he says he got more than he bargained for in a “not-too-happy meal.” His 6-year-old daughter began to eat and sip her small Coke. Then, through the straw and into her mouth came an unexpected and definitely undesired addition to her drink, her father claimed. The cup contained an earthworm, according to the family. “It was so gross,” said the father, who has asked that neither he nor his daughter be named in the incident for both her protection and in the event the case goes into litigation. “[My daughter] started …