Posted on: July 11, 2017

Ipswich Installs Medication Disposal Kiosk at Town Hall

Police Chief Paul A. Nikas and
Public Health Director Colleen Fermon are pleased to announce that a safe andsecure medication drop off box has been installed in the Ipswich Town Hall.
 The kiosk
is located at the town hall, 25 Green St., in fr...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Ipswich Public Health Department Offers Sun Safety Tips

Astemperatures rise and residents prepare to spend more time outdoors, the
Ipswich Health Department is raising awareness about the risks of sun damageand providing tips to ensure sun safety this summer. 
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The
sun’s UV rays are most...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Prevent Contact with Ticks and Avoid Tick-borne Illnesses

In this area, ticks are especially prevalent from April to September, but residents should remember that tick bites can happen anytime of the year. Ticks hibernate during the winter months and look for a host to latch onto when temperatures rise. <_o3a_p>

To preve...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes

In this area, mosquitoes are most
prevalent from May to August, but remain active until the first timetemperatures fall below freezing. In Massachusetts, mosquitoes can spread West
Nile Virus and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
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West Nile Virus infec...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Summer Camps and Other Programs for Children

Each year, Recreational camps for
children ranging from sports-based camps to traditional outdoor camps must beinspected and licensed by the local board of health. To be licensed, a camp must
meet all of the regulations
established by the Massachuset...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Volunteers Wanted for the Medical Reserve Corps

The Ipswich Public Health Department is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Topsfield Regional Medical Reserve Corps. Medical Reserve Corps are made up of volunteers, medical and non-medical, who assist...

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