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Youth Council Recognized
On Tuesday evening the Worcester County Health Department, along with officials from the County Commission and County Schools, recognized the hard work this year done by the Student Youth Council.

Members of the Youth Council have shown themselves to be strong student leaders through a variety of community projects conducted over the course of the year. On behalf of the Worcester County Health Department, we would like to wish those members of the council who are graduating this year the best of luck in their future endeavors. For all new members joining this year, there are some big shoes to fill but we have every confidence that you will carry on the tradition of excellence that defines the council. 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:52
 
Father Daughter Dinner 2015
This year's Father Daughter Dinner held at Worcester County Technical High School was fantastic. The Worcester County Health Department appreciates all of the daughters, fathers and role-models who came out to celebrate family and the positive influence one generation can have on the next. 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:25
 
Mental Health First Aid
Last Friday Worcester County Health Department hosted a day long training for Mental Health First Aid. Thanks to all who participated.

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 11:07
 
Tackling the Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death in the U.S. and Maryland: Screenings Can Save Lives
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Baltimore, MD (March 12, 2015) – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of colorectal cancer. This type of cancer develops in the colon or the rectum and is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and in Maryland. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015, about 2,360 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in Maryland and 860 deaths will occur due to the disease.  
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 08:30
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Agencies remind Marylanders to also pack precaution on trips to pool, beach
 
Baltimore, MD (May 21, 2015) – With summer’s start within view, the Secretaries of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Environment (MDE), and Natural Resources (DNR) are reminding Marylanders to be safe when swimming because of the risks that water-related activities can bring.
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BALTIMORE  (May 20, 2015) – As the summer season approaches and people and their pets begin enjoying more time outdoors, the risk of tick-borne disease transmission is at its peak. In recognition of this, Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May as Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month. The Maryland Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and Agriculture (MDA) join the Governor to remind Marylanders to enjoy the outdoors, but to keep ticks off.
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Fentanyl-related deaths more than tripled in a year; heroin-related deaths doubled since 2010
 
BALTIMORE – (May 19, 2015) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today released the 2014 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland Report. The report found that there was a 21 percent increase in the number of deaths in 2014 compared with 2013’s data.
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