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Tick, tick, tick.Tick, tick, tick.
[May 8, 2006] Tick, tick, tick. Remember the crocodile that swallowed the clock? Tick, tick, tick. This is not that tick. This is about an 8-legged arachnid that lies in wait (like a crocodile?). But instead of open jaws to devour you, this one has tiny piercing mouthparts that it injects into you. By Al Cooke, Extension Agent
 
Robert’s Chapel LIGHT Way trailRobert’s Chapel LIGHT Way trail
[Feb. 3, 2006] There is a gravel trail in Goldston that is almost a half mile per loop, has pretty tree-filled surroundings, and is quiet. Not sure where this trail is? Like you, most of the Goldston area doesn’t know that Robert’s Chapel Church has such a facility. By Monique Peloquin
 
10 quick tips for boosting your health in 200610 quick tips for boosting your health in 2006
[Jan. 31, 2006] From the February issue of Consumer Reports, here are 10 tips for staying well in 2006 and beyond.
 
Breast and cervical cancer control programBreast and cervical cancer control program
[Jan. 30, 2006] The Chatham County Public Health Department participates in the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) which provides low or no cost breast and cervical screenings. This program is targeted toward women age 50 to 64 years old. By Monique Peloquin
 
Winter safety & your pet
[Jan. 16, 2006] Winter has arrived in Chatham County. While we are fortunate that we do not suffer the temperatures and wind chills that our northern neighbors do, we need to be prepared, as do our pets. There are several things we as pet owners can do to prevent our animals suffering from the misfortunes winter brings us. By David Webster and Rachael Fowler
 
Is your family prepared for cold and flu season?
[Jan. 16, 2006] It’s the time of year for sneezing, coughing and the oh-so-dreaded flu. Are you doing everything you can to prepare your family for the onslaught of cold and flu season? In addition to increasing your intake of Vitamin C, and perhaps getting a flu shot, there are a number of quick tips to help your family survive this winter – healthier and happier.
 
The Valentine’s Day gift that every woman wantsThe Valentine’s Day gift that every woman wants
[Jan. 10, 2006] Attention guys! If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift every woman is guaranteed to love here it is: Your adoring attention. That’s right – this year, instead of falling back on the old stand-bys of chocolates, flowers or jewelry, why not give the woman in your life the gift of your time?
 
Cases of whooping cough reported in Chatham CountyCases of whooping cough reported in Chatham County
[Nov. 29, 2005] During the week of November 14, 2005, one lab confirmed case of Pertussis was reported in an infant. Six other cases were also reported as potential cases of Pertussis due to symptoms and relationship with the infant. Four of the reported cases are household members to the infant and the other two reported cases are caregivers who live outside the home. The infant with lab confirmation of Pertussis became sick prior to receiving its first round of childhood immunizations. Close contacts to all the reported and confirmed cases are receiving medication for treatment or prevention. By Monique Peloquin
 
Success at the second annual diabetes health fair
[Oct. 31, 2005] Building on the success from the Spanish/English diabetes health fair held last year, Chatham Hospital and the Chatham County Public Health Department teamed up once again to hold a second annual fair on October 8th in Siler City. For the second year in a row, the health fair offered blood sugar and blood pressure screenings, diabetes information, door prizes and giveaways, seminars, healthy food and opportunities to talk to diabetes specialists and local agencies. By Monique Peloquin
 
Pledge to go the extra milePledge to go the extra mile
[Aug. 24, 2005] National America On the Move (AOM) Day, Wednesday, September 28, 2005, asks you to take the pledge to "Go the Extra Mile for Energy Balance" by walking 2000 more steps and eating 100 fewer calories. Experts think those simple steps can stop weight gain and jump start weight loss, while reducing your health risk factors significantly.
Also: America On the Move
 
What parents need to know about inhalant abuseWhat parents need to know about inhalant abuse
[Aug. 24, 2005] When the new school year begins Ricky Stem and Michael Franklin won’t be among the students getting to know their new teachers and classmates. Their addictions to inhalant abuse claimed both boys. Michael was hooked on all sorts of products, including gasoline, air fresheners and computer cleaning compounds. Ricky inhaled Freon from his home’s central air conditioning system.
 
100 most popular baby names in North Carolina in 2004100 most popular baby names in North Carolina in 2004
[Jun. 6, 2005] The following table shows the 100 most frequent given names for male and female births in 2004 in North Carolina. The most popular boy's name was William. The most popular girl's name was Emma.
 
100 most popular baby names in North Carolina in 1960100 most popular baby names in North Carolina in 1960
[Jun. 5, 2005] The following table shows the 100 most frequent given names for male and female births in 1960 in North Carolina. The most popular boy's name was James. The most popular girl's name was Donna.
 
Summer is no time to take vacation from water safetySummer is no time to take vacation from water safety
[Apr. 26, 2005] According to the National Safety Council drowning claims the lives of more than 4,000 people every year. The good news is that most water tragedies can be prevented by remembering a few basics.
Also: National Safety Council
Also: Red Cross
 
New flu administration guidelines will go into effect in Chatham CountyNew flu administration guidelines will go into effect in Chatham County
[Jan. 5, 2005] The new recommended administration guidelines will begin on January 3, 2005. The flu vaccine will then be available for: people age 50 or older, and household contacts of people in the current high risk groups. By Monique Peloquin

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