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Health Briefs for Sept. 11, 2018

September 10, 2018 11:46 am

Rabies Clinic

FREEHOLD — Greene County Public Health will hold a free rabies clinic 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Freehold Firehouse, 9502 Route 32, Freehold.

This vaccination is available for all Greene County residents’ cats, dogs and ferrets. Call ahead for ferrets. If you are feeding a cat or dog, be sure it gets immunized against rabies. Bring record of pet’s previous vaccination to receive a 3-year certificate. If no record is shown, pet will be given a one-year vaccination.

New Baltimore Animal Hospital, located in West Coxsackie will be providing the Veterinary service for all of the clinics.

Call 518-719-3600 for information regarding rabies.

Time change for clinics

HUDSON — The Columbia County Department of Health will continue to offer free STD clinics.

Beginning Oct. 3, the STD clinics will now be held 9-10 a.m. every Wednesday.

Clinic information is available on the Columbia County Department of Health website at

Cancer Awareness Luncheon

KINDERHOOK — The Nancy G. Comeau Ovarian Cancer Awareness Luncheon will be held 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 15 at the Kinderhook Lake Community Hall, Electric Park Road off of Route 203, Electric Park.

There will be a buffet lunch & raffle prizes, prizes for youngsters and adults. Gathering together to help raise money for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

All proceeds goes to Caring Together, Inc. For information, call Bethany Shafer at 518-784-4177.

Naloxone Training

NORTH CHATHAM — Responding to an Opioid Overdose: Naloxone training provided by OASES 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the North Chatham Free Library, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham.

Columbia County saw 11 deaths in 2017 from opioid overdose. Naloxone (Narcan) has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of fatal overdoses.

Become part of the solution, learn how to save a life during an overdose situation and receive critical information related to opioids and the surrounding community.

This training teaches everyone, including first responders, who are likely opioid overdose witnesses and community members to understand, recognize, respond to and reverse suspected opioid overdoses using naloxone.

Participants will also learn ways to obtain free or low-cost naloxone for personal use.

To register call the library at 518-766-3211, email at or just stop by.

Memory Loss

CAIRO — The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease will be presented 10-11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo.

This program is designed to provide basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. The program explores the difference between memory loss brought about by normal aging vs. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Appropriate Audience – Community Groups, Employee wellness programs, Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups.

For information, call Victor at 518-867-4999 ext. 200 or or go to Click on Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Events.