Latest News By Allegany County Department of Health

Back to Allegany County Department of Health






Mental Health, Bone Health, Cancer Prevention, Pain, and our Immune System are all associated with Vitamin D!

More research is currently being done one this amazing vitamin. We’re just beginning to understand how important it really is.

If you would like to learn more about Vitamin D

Read More »

Keeping it Cool

If you’re looking for an easy way to keep perishable foods around a bit longer look no further. It’s surprising how many foods can be easily frozen and used at a later date. This can be great for cutting prices by taking advantage of bargain sales or simply allowing you the flexibility you might want when purchasing foods that deteriorate

Read More »

Going Meatless…Lunch Meatless… Sort of

It is a popular fact and frequently referenced caution during pregnancy that pregnant woman should not consume deli meats. Why deli meats? What’s so special about them? Well it turns out that due to their processing and preparation methods deli meats are a common carrier of a specific bacteria that can cause a disease called Listeriosis. This is normally

Read More »

Ardent Solutions

Ardent Solutions is once again offering their free car seat safety checks and educational sessions. Ardent Solutions will help evaluate your car seat to make sure it is safe, up to date,  and installed properly. If the seat that you have does not meet safety guidelines they will assist you in replacing the seat free of charge to eligible

Read More »

National Nutrition Month 2018®

March 2018 is here! Since it began back in 1980 the beginning of March has marked the month long observance of National Nutrition Month®! This year the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrient has chosen to focus on the slogan “Go further with food.” By making informed daily choices when it comes to the foods we eat we can better

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

Lead Screening and Testing



Click on a picture to learn more!

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

For more information on child and infant dental health please click here!

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »