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Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program Partners with SHORE UP! Inc. Tax Preparation Events
Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program has partnered with SHORE UP! Inc. to provide health insurance enrollment assistance during scheduled free tax preparation events. 
 
Certified staff from the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program will be available to help to educate, determine eligibility and enroll uninsured and underinsured residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties into private health plans or Medicaid during free tax preparation events. 
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 09:15
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Go Red Photo Contest Extended to February 2nd
 
Tri County Go Red Photo Contest Extended to February 2. Click on the post for more details. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 09:10
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Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program HealthConnectNow Event Scheduled for February
Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program will be hosting HealthConnectNow on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury. 
 
The free enrollment fair is open to the public and will feature health insurance enrollment, health screenings, activities, information, and light refreshments. Certified program staff and insurance brokers will be on site to answer questions and guide consumers through the Maryland Health Connection application process. Maryland Health Connection is the state-based health insurance marketplace for individuals, families, and small businesses.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:12
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Liberal Leave in Effect
Liberal Leave is in effect for all employees of the Worcester County Health Department on Tuesday, January 27th, due to inclement weather.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 07:10
 

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Baltimore, MD (January 16, 2015) – Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and other cancers. For Cervical Health Awareness Month, Maryland is recommending that women get Pap tests and that preteens get HPV vaccinations.
 
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The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reminds residents that there are many serious health issues to consider during cold winter weather. As a result of exposure to cold, individuals may experience low body temperature, which may lead to hypothermia and even death. Freezing of exposed skin and tissues, such as the ears, nose, feet and face, may lead to frostbite, frostnip and trench foot. 
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Baltimore, MD (January 1, 2015) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today launched the Behavioral Health Integration, which creates a single financing structure for mental health and substance use disorder treatment in Medicaid.
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