Be Aware. Get Screened.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It's a great time to schedule your mammogram and your insurance probably pays for it. Talk to your health care provider about the right screening tests for you. Don't have insurance or have expensive co-pays? If you can't pay for your screening, Call 410.632.0056 to see if you are eligible for help. Screening saves lives. 

Read more to learn about Breast Cancer Screening Resources and facts you should know.

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 October 2016 07:55
Open Enrollment Dates and Locations
The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program provides one-on-one help for residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties applying for health insurance through the state’s marketplace, Maryland Health Connection. The number is 855-445-5540. 
The open enrollment period for Qualified Health Plans through Maryland Health Connection will be held from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:15
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 23-October 29

According to the Center for Diesease Control, "Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends public health actions be initiated. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a lifetime. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC are committed to eliminating this burden to public health."

Learn more by visiting the CDC website here.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2016 11:24
LSHIAP Health Insurance Open Enrollment Dates
Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program Open Enrollment Dates 
Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program’s would like to announce this year’s open enrollment period for Qualified Health Plans to begin on November 1, 2016 and carry through January 31, 2017. During this time certified Navigators are available to assist individuals and families with the application and enrollment process into a Qualified Health Plan through the state marketplace, Maryland Health Connection.  
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:04
Fall Flu Clinics Available in Worcester County
The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older to get vaccinated for the 2016-2017 seasonal flu. 
This year’s vaccine provides protection against four strains of flu virus expected to circulate this season.  All people, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, are strongly recommended to get a flu vaccine each year. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 08:41
Maryland Women Get Screened
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women but highly treatable if caught early. Get screened, it could save your life! Click the picture below for more information. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:36

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Maryland Health Care Commission approves Prince George’s hospital plan. Vote of 11-0 clears Certificate of Need for $543M Regional Medical Center.
Baltimore, MD (October 20, 2016) – The Maryland Health Care Commission voted 11-0, with one recusal, to approve the Certificate of Need application (CON) by Dimensions Health Corp. to relocate and to replace the Prince George’s Hospital Center and its Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital unit, creating the Prince George’s Regional Medical Center at a site in Largo.  
Developmental Disabilities Admin. hailed as national leader for work effort. Univ. of Mass. praises program as top performer in employment of disabled.
Baltimore, MD (October 13, 2016) – The University of Massachusetts Boston has recognized the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (Developmental Disabilities) top marks as the national leader in employment outcomes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). 
Maryland sees 1st confirmed case of seasonal flu, urges residents to get shots. Department Secretary, Deputy Secretary get vaccinated in Charles County.

Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is announcing the arrival of seasonal influenza, with the first confirmed case of the 2016-2017 influenza season. The first laboratory-confirmed case of the flu has been diagnosed in an adult in the National Capitol Region. With an extended weekend in store for many Marylanders, now is a good time to get a flu shot.
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