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Power to Prevent Diabetes
If you are pre-diabetic or at risk for type 2 diabetes, “Eddie the Firefighter” has important information about diabetes prevention that you should hear. Ed Carman, Captain of the Snow Hill Fire Department, is featured this summer in a statewide, Power to Prevent Diabetes Campaign, run by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). As part of the campaign, Carman tells his personal story about being prediabetic in an televion ad and discusses the importance of staying healthy and active, as well as the benefits of joining a diabetes prevention program, like those offered by the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD). 

To learn more about the campaign or to take a quiz to find out if you are prediabetic, visit powertopreventdiabetes.org





Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 09:21
 
Fight the Bite: Prevent the Spread of Disease by Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can act as carries for a number of viruses, including Zika. Join Captain Willie and his friends as they explore their yard looking for areas that might serve as mosquito breeding sites. 
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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:41
 
Don't Let Alcohol Call the Shots: Know the Consequences of Underage and Binge Drinking

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The Worcester County Underage and Binge Drinking Awareness Task Force is launching a public awareness campaign to focus on reducing the instances of  underage and binge drinking among youth and young adults in our county.  According to the CDC, alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.  Although drinking by persons under the age of 21 is illegal, people aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States. More than 90% of this alcohol is consumed in the form of binge drinks.  
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 13:25
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Worcester County Health Department Confirms Rabid Cat in West Ocean City
Worcester County Health Department Confirms Rabid Cat in West Ocean City
 
 
Snow Hill, Md. - Worcester County Health Department has confirmed that a cat tested positive for rabies this week. The cat was found at Ocean Village at Old Bridge, a townhome community off Route 707 (Old Bridge Rd) in West Ocean City. The cat was being fed as part of a colony of cats at the property and is described as a small white female with orange and tabby patches.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:59
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Naloxone Training
 
Are you the friend, family member or loved one of someone who abuses or misueses opioids? Click below to learn more about potentially life-saving Naloxone overdose prevention training.
 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:40
 
Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. While Colon Cancer can be deadly, it is also highly preventable/treatable. Get Screened, you could be saving your life. For more information contact the Prevention Program at 410.632.0056. Click the picture below to learn more about Colorectal Cancer. 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2016 09:55
 
 

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WCHD News

Maryland Health Care Commission awards fourth round of telehealth grants. Funding will enable 2 provider organizations to show impact of technology on care delivery.
 
Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2016) – The Maryland Health Care Commission announced its awarding of two telehealth grants, totaling more than $115,000, to demonstrate the impact of using telehealth technology to support value-based care delivery in primary care.
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Worcester County Health Department Confirms Rabid Cat in West Ocean City
 
 
Snow Hill, Md. - Worcester County Health Department has confirmed that a cat tested positive for rabies this week. The cat was found at Ocean Village at Old Bridge, a townhome community off Route 707 (Old Bridge Rd) in West Ocean City. The cat was being fed as part of a colony of cats at the property and is described as a small white female with orange and tabby patches.
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Quitline marks 10 years of helping Marylanders kick their tobacco habits. 1-800-QUIT-NOW has helped more than 82,000 residents for free.
 
Baltimore, MD (June 15, 2016) – This month, the Maryland Tobacco Quitline celebrates an important milestone: its 10th anniversary. A decade ago, the state introduced its popular, toll-free line (1-800-QUIT-NOW), and answered its first call – offering tobacco users free coaching and tools to help them break free from nicotine addiction.  
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