Contact

Lisa McCafferty, R.S., MPH
Public Health Director

mccaffertyl@co.tioga.ny.us

Telephone:
607-687-8630

Location & Phone

1062 State Route 38
PO Box 120
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:
607-687-8600
Fax:
607-223-7019

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Healthy Neighborhoods Program

How Safe Is Your Home?

The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) provides a free in home assessment focusing on home safety.  An HNP team member can discuss areas where safety can be improved and may also supply FREE items to assist you with making your home safer!

 Tioga County Residents can call 687-8390 to schedule a FREE home safety check!

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888-369-0700
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607-687-8694

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, one in eleven Americans has diabetes. Tioga County Public Health encourages you to make lifestyle changes to decrease your diabetes risk.

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. If not properly managed, diabetes can lead to health problems including blindness, kidney disease, nerve damage, and amputations.

Prediabetes is also a concern because your blood sugar level is high but not yet full-blown diabetes. Family history can be related to your chance of having diabetes, but it can also be caused by lifestyle choices. Fortunately, there are ways to decrease your chances of developing diabetes. Kylie Gates, Public Health Educator recommends, "Exercise daily, eat your fruits and vegetables and read food labels, there’s hidden sugar in a lot of food."

By making even small changes to your everyday life, you can decrease your chances of developing diabetes. Like Tioga County Public Health on Facebook for diabetes prevention tips all month long or call 687-8600!


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