Health Compass

NY STATE OF HEALTH

What Does it Mean for You?

NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace, is where New Yorkers can shop for, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage.  You have a choice of health plans and help finding the plan that is right for you.  It’s the only place to get financial assistance to reduce the cost of coverage.Health insurance offered in the Marketplace includes a comprehensive set of benefits. To learn more, visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call         1-855-355-5777.

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Prevent Lyme Disease

Have you checked yourself or children for ticks?

 

If not, you should consider doing so every day.  There are ticks in Lewis County carrying Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection that can cause skin, joint, heart, and nervous system problems. It is caused by bacteria spread by the bite of an infected deer tick. When in wooded, grassy, and brushy areas, avoid contact  with low-lying vegetation. Wear light-colored long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Tuck pants into socks or boots, and shirt into pants. Repellents containing DEET may provided some protection.To remove a tick, using tweezers grasp the tick near the mouth parts, as close to the skin as possible. Pull steadily and firmly until the tick lets go. Apply rubbing alcohol to the site. For more information contact Lewis County Public Health at 367-5453. Or visit http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/lyme/.