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November is National Diabetes Month
Diabetes Affects Millions of Americans
About 29 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million are prediabetic (at risk for getting type 2 diabetes). In addition to increasing a person's risk for heart disease and stroke, diabetes causes nerve, blood vessel, and kidney damage.

Complications are less common when diabetes is well controlled with diet, exercise, and medication. Those with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by losing weight, exercising, and eating a well-balanced diet. Read more about type 2 diabetes. Information for healthcare providers about diabetes prevention programs can be found here.

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Flu is lurking just around the corner...
Did you know people can spread flu before they even have symptoms? It's true. A day or so before they even know they're sick, there is flu virus in their secretions. For this reason and because vaccine isn't 100% effective, take a few extra precautions this time of year. 
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Don't share eating utensils or beverage containers.
  • Avoid the air space of those who are coughing or sneezing.
  • If you are sick, stay home from work or school.

Have you had your flu shot? If not, find one soon. Check with your healthcare provider's office, pharmacy, or Ontario County Public Health (585-396-4343).

So far, flu is quiet in Ontario County and NY State. Check back here for weekly flu updates.

Last updated 11/20/15

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Mary L. Beer, RN, MPH
Public Health Director 
3019 County Complex Dr.
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:30 am-5:00 pm
Ph: (585) 396-4343
Fx: (585) 396-4551

After Hours Emergencies
Contact the Ontario County Sheriff's
Departmet at (585) 394-4560 and
ask for Public Health Nurse on call.


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