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A Copper Penny for Your Thoughts?

If you have been paying much attention to the media lately you have probably heard the term “mindfulness” tossed around. It might be in use when talking about physical health, life satisfaction, mental health, etc. It seems that these days we are applying the principle of mindfulness to everything. But what actually is mindfulness and why are we as

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Vacinations – Yeah or Ney?

 In today’s world there’s an awful lot of information constantly being fed to us from all sorts of different sources. A hot topic issue of the last couple of years has been vaccinations. Should we be vaccinating our kids? Is it dangerous? Is it safe? Whether or not you choose to vaccinate is a very personal

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Farmers Market Checks 2017!

Summer is finally here in all it’s color! WIC is now offering Farmers Market Checks again. For those who may not know, once a year WIC offers our families an additional set of checks that can only be used at New York State farmers markets to purchase fresh, local fruits and vegetables. The checks are offered in

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Lead Screening and Testing



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If you have questions about your home or think that there may be lead contamination on your property please call the health department at 585-268-9250 to make an appointment and get the information you need.

Finding the Right Store

We here at WIC know that your time is a valuable resource that should never be wasted. Thanks to the folks at WIC Strong we can now help you be more efficient with your shopping visits saving you time and money. WIC Strong offers a webpage with a store finder function for stores that carry

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Infant Stomach Capacity

It is common for breastfeeding mothers to worry that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat because it doesn’t seem as though the baby is taking in enough food. However a baby’s tummy is much smaller than an adults. So much so in fact that it is very likely that your baby is getting enough. Anything that doesn’t

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Hand Expressing Breastmilk

Hand expressing breast milk is a topic that not everyone is comfortable talking about face to face. Additionally, when you need this skill there may not be a knowledgeable helper readily available to assist you through this process. It can be very confusing doing something for the first time, even scary. So if you’re not comfortable talking about this

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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Sleep tight, sleep safe…

Due to their developmental stage babies are some of the most vulnerable beings on this planet. Because of this, caregivers must try to think of every eventuality to keep their little ones safe. This includes things that may happen during the baby’s sleeping time. This is a time that as adults we often feel very

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Osteoporosis – A Pediatric Disease In Geriatric Clothes

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become less dense and more prone to fractures. This disease is often associated with older or elderly women. However, it has been called “a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences.” This is because the bone mass attained in childhood and adolescence is an important determinant of lifelong skeletal

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Did you know?

Did you know that just like there are universal public symbols for male and female restrooms, telephone locations, escalators, and transit locations (etc.) there is also a universal symbol for breastfeeding? Well here it is!

Farmers Market Checks are coming back in June!


The Allegany County Department of Heath WIC program will start issuing farmers market checks again in June! Many of you may already be aware of this option at WIC. For those participants who are new however or haven’t heard about this part of our program here’s how it works. Starting on June first you

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Car Seat Safety Check

We here at the Allegany County Department of Health WIC Program are devoting the months of April, May, and June to helping make sure that our kids are riding in the safest way possible. That is why we will be offering free car seat safety checks for the next several months at our site locations. If you are

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