Director of Health Mark Cooper has announced that all Westport beaches have now been reopened for swimming and other water sports.
Director of Health Mark Cooper has announced that all Westport beaches have now been reopened for swimming and other water sports. Results from water samples collected Monday morning have indicated acceptable water quality for all Westport beaches.
August 1 – Tick Table Talk at the Westport Farmers market. Location: 50 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT Time: 9am to 2pm August 21 – Let’s Chat – Fall Prevention and discussing assistive devices with Physical Therapist Jennifer Walker, DPT. The event will be located at the Westport Weston Health District’s… Read more“Upcoming Westport Weston Health District Events!”
The misuse and abuse of prescription medication and opioids has become a real public health concern in Connecticut. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. It is important to understand that many opioid addictions and… Read more“The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut”
Have your cholesterol levels and blood pressure checked with our office nurse for only $30. For an additional $25 you can meet with the Director of Clinical Care for a brief discussion and to calculate your *ASCVD risk with recommendations to present to your primary care provider. *Note: Atherosclerotic… Read more“New Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Services Offered”
The Westport Weston Health District has been keeping a close watch on all outbreak news (in and outside our state) and has been advising vaccinations for prevention. Measles remains a common disease in many parts of the world. A yearly estimate of 10 million people are infected with measles with… Read more“Measles Update”
Rabies is a viral disease of mammals caused by infection of the brain and spinal cord. In domestic animals and people, infection with the rabies virus is nearly always fatal. In the United States, where rabies in dogs has been largely eliminated, rabies is still widespread in wild life populations,… Read more“Rabies Information”
When traveling outside the United States, you must take certain precautions to ensure the safety and health of you and your family. The Westport Weston Health District can assist you in determining your need for immunizations and preventive measures before you travel. The Health District Traveler’s Immunization Clinic offers vaccinations,… Read more“Traveling Abroad Or Need Immunizations?”
The loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food, knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Mark A.R. Cooper, Director… Read more“FOOD SAFETY DURING POWER OUTAGES”
Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground. Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to… Read more“10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution”
The Town of Westport has developed a new customer service survey for all Land Use Departments including Building, Conservation, Engineering, Planning and Zoning and the Westport Weston Health District. Westport is looking for feedback on peoples’ experience related to the permitting process. The survey is anonymous and will be treated… Read more“Customer Service Satisfaction Survey”
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are some of the most common infections found in the United States. More than 19 million men and women are affected each year. In the United States, the overall medical costs associated with STDs are estimated to be approximately $14 billion annually. Although STDs are more… Read more“STD’s Are Still Prevalent Among Teens and Young Adults”
West Nile fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection that can cause inflammation of the brain. West Nile Virus (WNV) is spread to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes, primarily Culex pipiens. A mosquito is infected by biting a bird carrying the virus. West Nile virus is not spread by… Read more“West Nile Virus”