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Lower Eastern Shore to Host Go Red Event this February
 
Snow Hill, Md.- The Tri-County region will “Go Red” for women’s heart health with a free kick-off event 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 at the Worcester Technical High School, 6290 Worcester Hwy in Newark.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
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Quitline provides free services to help Marylanders quit tobacco. Resources, plans are great tools to help people kick their habits in 2017.

Baltimore, MD (January 3, 2017) — Quitting tobacco use is the single most important step a tobacco user can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. According to the American Lung Association, within 20 minutes of smoking that last cigarette, a smoker's body begins a series of changes. The longer a person goes without using tobacco, the larger the benefit to his or her health. The start of a new year provides an opportunity for Marylanders to formalize a plan for kicking their tobacco habits and to start enjoying the benefits of healthier lives.
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2016 Maryland third-quarter overdose death data report released. Heroin use and synthetic additives remain largest culprit in overdose deaths.
 
Baltimore, MD (December 29, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has posted to its website the third-quarter 2016 data report of fatal overdoses. According to preliminary data, from January to September, Maryland saw 1,468 deaths related to overdose. The report is posted at https://goo.gl/oNlvlz
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