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Go Red 2016
 

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the U.S., taking the life of one woman every minute. Heart disease and stroke kill one in three women but heart disease is 80% preventable.

Go Red for Women is a national campaign for women's heart health. The Worcester County Health Department went Red on Friday, February 5th, in support of Go Red and the fight to end heart disease. Members of the Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company also went Red today in support of GRW.



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Community Themes and Strengths Assessment Survey
Residents and visitors of Worcester County, please take a few moments to fill out a brief Community Themes and Strengths Survey. The survey contains questions regarding the health and well-being of Worcester. Data collected from the public will be used to assist in the upcoming 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

The link for the survey can be found by clicking the image below:

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issue National Alert About Flu
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention issue national alert about flu. Marylanders are urged to get flu shot, to take steps to minimize virus’ spread.
 
Baltimore, MD (February 3, 2016) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued an alert about an increase in seasonal influenza activity across the nation. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is reminding residents to safeguard their health by getting a flu shot and by practicing steps to minimize the virus’ spread.  
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:43
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Worcester's Healthiest Businesses Episode 8: A Can Do Attitude
Lacking energy now that the holidays are over? Need a quick, easy workout that can be done at home? Grab a couple cans, water bottles, or other light-weight objects and join Betty and Zack in some simple but effective exercises.
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Lifestyle Balance Winter 2016
At-risk for diabetes? Get a healthy start to 2016 and lower your risk through Worcester County Health Department's Lifestyle Balance Program. Click the flyer below for more information. 
 
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Disaster Resources Available from SAMSHA
Natural and human-caused disasters affect thousands of people each year. Major adverse events such as these have the potential to cause catastrophic loss of life and physical destruction. They are often unexpected and can leave whole communities in shock.

People who live through a disaster can experience emotional distress. Feelings of anxiety, constant worrying, trouble sleeping, and other depression-like symptoms are common responses to disasters before, during, and after the event. Many people are able to “bounce back” from disasters with help from family and the community, but others may need additional support to cope and move forward on the path of recovery. Anyone can be at risk, including survivors living in the impacted areas and first responders and recovery workers.

For information on natural and man-made disasters including hurricanes, flooding, mass-violence and more follow the link below:

 
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WCHD News

Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council to meet Thursday. Governmental task force is part of Governor Hogan’s push against overdoses.
 
Baltimore, MD (February 8, 2016) – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Van Mitchell announced the Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council’s first meeting of 2016 today. The meeting will occur on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Senate Finance Committee Hearing Room, at 3 East Miller Street, Annapolis, MD.
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Health and Mental Hygiene working with CDC to monitor Zika activity, coordinate testing.
 
Baltimore, MD (February 5, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been monitoring the activity and transmission of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus that has caused the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue travel warnings for pregnant women. 
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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention issue national alert about flu. Marylanders are urged to get flu shot, to take steps to minimize virus’ spread.
 
Baltimore, MD (February 3, 2016) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued an alert about an increase in seasonal influenza activity across the nation. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is reminding residents to safeguard their health by getting a flu shot and by practicing steps to minimize the virus’ spread.  
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