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Zika Summer 2017
Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States. The best tool against Zika is prevention; avoiding mosquitoes and mosquito bites is the most effective way to protect yourself. To learn more about Zika and mosquito prevention, visit https://www.cdc.gov/zika/ 

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:59
 
Grocery Store Tours Summer 2017
Interested in making healthier decisions while shopping? We're offering free grocery store tours this month led by registered dietitian Kathy Wool. Click the flyer below for times and locations. 


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Last Updated on Monday, 12 June 2017 10:52
 
Recovery is a Decision
Addiction is a Disease. Recovery is a Decision. Decisions Matter. If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse, help is available locally. Call 410.213.0202 to learn more.

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:39
 
Worcester Health Officer Debbie Goeller Recognized with Dr. Ulder Tillman Award
First Md. service honor named after Dr. Ulder Tillman awarded to Debbie Goeller. Worcester’s health officer has worked 25 years to improve Marylanders’ lives.
 
Baltimore, MD (June 26, 2017) – Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Deputy Secretary of Public Health Dr. Howard Haft has presented the first Dr. Ulder Tillman Commemorative Annual Award for Public Health Officers Community Service to Debbie Goeller. Worcester County’s health officer. Dr. Tillman served as Montgomery County’s health officer for 13 years, until her unexpected death in January. The award, titled, Dr. Ulder Tillman Commemorative Annual Award for Public Health Officers Community Service – Above and Beyond Duty, will be displayed in the department with successive winners’ names inscribed on it.

 
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:16
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Lifestyle Balance Summer 2017 Classes
Summer Lifestyle Balance classes are right around the corner. If you're pre-diabetic or at-risk for diabetes, we can improve your health and lower your risks through nutrition and exercise. Click the flyer to learn more about the classes. 
 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:22
 
New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders
Lifesaving Overdose Reversal Drug Now More Easily Available in Maryland Pharmacies
 
ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone, the non-addictive lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, to all Maryland citizens. The order follows legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan that included a Hogan administration proposal to enable all citizens to access naloxone. Previously, naloxone was available only to those trained and certified under the Maryland Overdose Response Program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:00
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First Md. service honor named after Dr. Ulder Tillman awarded to Debbie Goeller. Worcester’s health officer has worked 25 years to improve Marylanders’ lives.
 
Baltimore, MD (June 26, 2017) – Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Deputy Secretary of Public Health Dr. Howard Haft has presented the first Dr. Ulder Tillman Commemorative Annual Award for Public Health Officers Community Service to Debbie Goeller. Worcester County’s health officer. Dr. Tillman served as Montgomery County’s health officer for 13 years, until her unexpected death in January. The award, titled, Dr. Ulder Tillman Commemorative Annual Award for Public Health Officers Community Service – Above and Beyond Duty, will be displayed in the department with successive winners’ names inscribed on it.

 
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Lifesaving Overdose Reversal Drug Now More Easily Available in Maryland Pharmacies
 
ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone, the non-addictive lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, to all Maryland citizens. The order follows legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan that included a Hogan administration proposal to enable all citizens to access naloxone. Previously, naloxone was available only to those trained and certified under the Maryland Overdose Response Program.
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U.S., state remove Hagerstown nursing home from Medicare, Medicaid. Health and Mental Hygiene taking steps to protect welfare of Md. residents.
 
Baltimore, MD (June 7, 2017) – The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have terminated NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown LLC from the lists of providers authorized to serve Medicare and Medicaid consumers.  
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