152015Jan

January is National Radon Action Month

Each year upwards to 22,000 people die from radon-induced lung cancer. We’ve given away our supply of free test kits BUT the NC Radon Program is making a limited supply of FREE radon test kits available. Go to www.ncradon.org to order your free kit. Tell them you heard about it from Alamance County Environmental Health!

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292014Dec

Time for Radon Testing

As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather to North Carolina and families close windows to keep warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for radon testing in your home. Radon is the odorless, colorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The effects upon… Time for Radon Testing

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162014Sep

Health Department Begins Offering Appointments for 2014 Seasonal Flu Vaccination on September 22

BURLINGTON – Flu season is upon us and the Alamance County Health Department (ACHD) wants you to protect yourself and your families. Beginning Monday, September 22, the health department will begin offering seasonal flu shots to the public. This year, the health department will be providing the following vaccine options to the public (while supplies… Health Department Begins Offering Appointments for 2014 Seasonal Flu Vaccination on September 22

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212014Aug

BOARD OF HEALTH NAMES STACIE TURPIN SAUNDERS AS ALAMANCE COUNTY HEALTH DIRECTOR

The Board of Health is pleased to announce that we have offered the position of Health Director to Stacie Saunders, MPH, and she has accepted. Her effective start date is Monday, August 25, 2014. This announcement completes a six month search process which reviewed applications from 76 individuals. The search committee interviewed seven highly qualified… BOARD OF HEALTH NAMES STACIE TURPIN SAUNDERS AS ALAMANCE COUNTY HEALTH DIRECTOR

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182014Aug

Alamance Confirms Fourth Rabies Case in 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 BURLINGTON – The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s fourth rabies case for the year. On August 15, three dogs fought with a raccoon on Pleasant Hill Church Road in southern Alamance County near the Chatham County line. The raccoon was tested… Alamance Confirms Fourth Rabies Case in 2014

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272014May

Health Department Employee Named 2014 Asthma Champion

BURLINGTON –Alamance County Health Department Health Educator Kelley Kimrey was named the 2014 Asthma Champion on May 7 by the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina. Kimrey has worked tirelessly to implement numerous asthma initiatives in area schools and the community including: – Air Quality Awareness Flag Program – Expanding the Love My Lungs campaign –… Health Department Employee Named 2014 Asthma Champion

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92014May

Alamance County Confirms First Rabies Case of 2014

BURLINGTON – The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s first rabies case for 2014. On May 7th, an individual in Burlington woke up to a bat flying in their bedroom. The individual promptly vacated and closed the room then called Burlington Animal Control for assistance. The bat was… Alamance County Confirms First Rabies Case of 2014

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