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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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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
 
Worcester County Public Health Conference 2016
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All presentations from the 7th Annual Worcester County Public Health Conference.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:58
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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
 
Public Health Conference 2016: Working for Worcester
Public Health Week 2016 was recognized from April 4th through 10th. On Wednesday April 6th, the Worcester County Health Department hosted a Public Health Conference (titled Working for Worcester) in Ocean City featuring presentations on Legionella Disease, Opioid Abuse/Misuse, Zika, Fitness and Nutrition, and featuring the Community Health Assessment Forces of Change. 
 
Thanks to all who participated or attended. The support from our partners in public health, law enforcement, education, and the community was incredible. Even though public health week is over, community wellness is important every day of the year. If you ever have any questions about public health in your community, we encourage you to reach out to us. Just call 410.632.1100!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 08:22
 
 

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: Maryland promotes safe fun in the water.

Baltimore, MD (May 24, 2016) –  The Secretaries of Health and Mental Hygiene, Environment, and Natural Resources remind all Marylanders that National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week is the week before Memorial Day, from May 23-29, 2016.  This year, the three Departments are focusing on simple steps that swimmers and pool operators can take to so that everyone has a safe and healthy swimming experience. 
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Hepatitis C medications available for Marylanders co-infected with HIV. MD AIDS Drug Assistance Program’s medicines list expands to help more clients.
 
Baltimore, MD (May 20, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Infectious Disease Prevention and  Health Services Bureau  is expanding the Maryland AIDS  Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) formulary to include medications for hepatitis C. This action enables MADAP clients to access treatments known to cure hepatitis C in as little as 12-24 weeks.  
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As Maryland colleges break for summer, a Zika awareness reminder. Mosquitoes spreading virus in many C. America, S. America, Caribbean countries.
 
 
Baltimore, MD (May 4, 2016) – As Maryland college students study for final exams and complete their projects, travel can factor heavily into their summer plans.  The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is reminding them and their families to take precautions to minimize the risk of contracting Zika. 
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