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Worcester Health County Department working with Maryland Department of Health to investigate outbreak
The Worcester County Health Department is working with the Maryland Department of Health's Division of Outbreak Investigation to investigate an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of a Beer and Oyster Festival held at Fager's Island Restaurant in Ocean City, MD on Saturday, November 4, 2017. 
 
Worcester County Environmental Health staff were onsite Saturday, November 11, 2017 to conduct a facility check and reinforce safe food handling practices.. At this time, we have not received any reports of illness from the November 11, 2017 event. 
 
Individuals who attended the event on November 4, 2017 and are concerned about their personal health should consult with their physicians.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 13:46
 
Walking Worcester: A Virtual Tour of Stephen Decatur Park
Berlin Mayor Gee Williams and Worcester Health's Kathy Wool take a stroll through Stephen Decatur Park to talk about the park's features and history.

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Lifestyle Balance Classes Fall 2017
Pre-diabetic or at-risk for Type II Diabetes? Want to add some balance to your lifestyle? Click the flyer to learn more about free Lifestyle Balance classes in Worcester this fall.



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Worcester Health Awarded $250k Federal Grant to Combat Rural Opioid Epidemic
Snow Hill, MD- Worcester County Health Department is pleased to announce that the agency received a three-year, federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund a Rural Health Opioid program in Worcester. 
 
The grant is $250,000 annually and will support Worcester County’s ongoing coordination and response to the local opioid epidemic. The funding will be used to support efforts to reduce heroin/opioid use and overdose deaths; utilize outreach and motivational strategies to encourage and engage individuals into treatment, provide care coordination for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD), implement a public awareness campaign to reduce stigma associated with addiction treatment, and support individuals in recovery.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:29
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Don't Let Alcohol Call the Shots: Know Your Limit
When binge drinking, you might feel on top of the world. But the reality is that binge drinking can lead to poor decision making, unintentional injuries, negative short- and long-term health effects, and an increased risk of death.
 
Don’t let alcohol call the shots. Know your limit. For more information on the dangers of binge drinking, visit worcesterhealth.org.

 
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Last Updated on Friday, 07 July 2017 08:26
 
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
Cancer Control/Screenings
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
410-632-0056
 
Educational program and community outreach regarding risk reduction and increase screening for breast and cervical cancer. Provides screening, referrals, case-management and follow-up to diagnosis for county women ages 40-64 years, who lack health insurance and/or have inadequate insurance coverage and meet certain income requirements to cover the following services: Clinical breast exam, pelvic examination with pap testing, mammograms, surgical consult, colposcopy and some diagnostic testing such as breast and cervical biopsies. Take the time to call today to see if you quality for annual screenings. Click here for a resource guide.
 
 
Click the ribbon below for a cancer fact sheet.

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The Worcester County Health Department is working with the Maryland Department of Health's Division of Outbreak Investigation to investigate an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of a Beer and Oyster Festival held at Fager's Island Restaurant in Ocean City, MD on Saturday, November 4, 2017. 
 
Worcester County Environmental Health staff were onsite Saturday, November 11, 2017 to conduct a facility check and reinforce safe food handling practices.. At this time, we have not received any reports of illness from the November 11, 2017 event. 
 
Individuals who attended the event on November 4, 2017 and are concerned about their personal health should consult with their physicians.
 
Due to inclement weather, the Just Walk Making Strides event scheduled for today is rescheduled for 5-6 p.m. on October 18 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill. For more information, please call 410-632-0056. 
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Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program would like to announce this year’s open enrollment period which begins on November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017 for Qualified Health and/or Dental plans. During this time, certified Navigators are available to assist individuals and families with the application and enrollment process into a private plan through the state marketplace, Maryland Health Connection.  
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