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Joey’s Jerky Pet Treats Responsible for 21 Cases of Salmonella

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced  a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky brand Chicken Jerky due to possible Salmonella risk. So far 21 people in Merrimack and Hillsborough Counties have contacted the illness. Joey’s

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Two Rabid Racoons Found in Hanover

The Hanover Police Department says they found two rabid raccoons last week. Both raccoons were reported acting strangely and had contact with domestic animals. The police ask residents to make sure their domestic animals are properly restrained and vaccinated. Rabies

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World TB Day

March 24 was World TB Day, recognizing the 1882 date when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. NH indentified nine cases of tuberculosis (TB) in 2012, the most recent year data are available. 10,528

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Through with Chew Week

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) declared February 17-23 Through with Chew Week, following the lead of other states in the nation concerned with the oral health of their residents. Through with Chew Week started in

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Childhood Obesity Drops in NH

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found modest declines in obesity among 2- to 4-year-old children from low-income families in NH. The dip CDC researchers say may indicate that the obesity epidemic has

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

The United States Congress has designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. The New Hampshire Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) would like to remind all women that they should be

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NH Ranks #3 Healthiest State

NH ranks third among the 50 states and the District of Columbia according to Trust for America’s Health report. The report, A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities looked at various health indicators, such as obesity and smoking

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