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Looking for a sweet fall treat that skips the sugar and won't worry your waistline? Follow along with Worcester County Health Department Dietitian Kathy Wool and Worcester County HR rep Stacy Norton as they whip up an easy, no-cooking required bean salad.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015 15:52
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Decisions Matter: Opioid Awareness


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 Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:37
National Lead Poisoning Week Late October
Think Worcester County is Lead Safe? Think Again. “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.”  


Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 11:59
The 4th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk Successful!
Cloudy skies couldn't put a damper on Saturday's Out of the Darkness Walk. Hundreds came out to the Boardwalk to raise awareness about suicide prevention. A huge thank you to our community partners, to AFSP, to everyone who walked, formed a team or raised donations, and a special thank you to the members of our military who marched with the group.
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For more information on the walk or to donate, visit our page on AFSP.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 12:26


DHMH will host an event for employees to promote activity’s health benefits.
Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2015) – Gov. Larry Hogan has declared October 7 to be Walk Maryland Day, to encourage Marylanders of all ages to take to the streets, trails and parks of the state to enjoy the benefits of walking. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) will host a lunchtime event to mark the day, as well.  
Maryland promoting safeguards for seniors for Falls Prevention Week. Sept. 20-26; older residents' ER visits for falls outpace those for any other injury.
BALTIMORE, MD (September 18, 2015) – Maryland seniors go to the emergency room for falls more than any other type of injury.  To bring awareness to the dangers of falling, Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on September 23, 2015, across the nation. 
Maryland’s Minority Health office nets $1 million grant, largest in its history. Funds from U.S. HHS to boost healthcare access in Prince George’s County.
Baltimore, MD (September 16, 2015) – The Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD) has received its largest grant since its establishment in 2004. MHHD received a five-year grant award totaling $1million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health’s State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health.  
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