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Decisions Matter: Opioid Awareness

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The Opioid Awareness Task Force, a sub-committee of the Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Council, is launching a public awareness campaign about opioid misuse and abuse. Opioids, which include both certain legal prescription medications as well as the heroin, have become a rising concern in Worcester and across the state. Instances of misuse or illicit use of the substance has climbed in recent years as have overdose deaths related to opioids.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:49
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Emergency Preparedness Night at the Shorebirds
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Salisbury, MD. – Dorchester, Somerset,  Wicomico and Worcester counties invite the public to Emergency Preparedness Night on August 29rd at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Delmarva Shorebirds will play against the Hickory Crawdads at 7:05 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:45
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Surveys Seeking Feedback on Youth Alcohol Access
 
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The Worcester County Health Department is requesting parents and teens in the county participate in a survey on ease of underage alcohol access. Results of the survey will assist public health officials in evaluating the effectiveness of local underage alcohol abuse prevention strategies. Links to both the adult and teen survey can be found below.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 09:14
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Lifestyle Balance Diabetes Risk
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Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 11:55
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WCHD News

Residents are reminded to take precautions to reduce risk during summer, fall
 
Baltimore, MD (August 18, 2015) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today is announcing the first confirmed and locally acquired case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult who lives in the Baltimore Metropolitan region. In addition, WNV also has been detected in mosquito pools collected in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. A mosquito pool is a group of mosquitoes collected at one of several trap sites across the state.
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Baltimore, MD (August 13, 2015) – Senate Bill 626, a law that went into effect June 1,  2015,  established a nurse dispensing committee to develop an official list giving details of prescribed medicines that may be dispensed by Nurses at Local Health Departments, as well as a curriculum to train the nurses who will do the dispensing.
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Revamped portal houses consumer guides, report on health benefits plans
 
Baltimore, MD (August 11, 2015) – This week, the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) is introducing the improved Maryland Health Care Quality Reports website (www.marylandqmdc.org). This announcement builds on the effort launched in December 2014 to design a comprehensive quality site that focuses the Maryland health care system on delivering better care, spending health care dollars more wisely, and helping people stay healthy. 
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