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Zika Summer 2017
Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States. The best tool against Zika is prevention; avoiding mosquitoes and mosquito bites is the most effective way to protect yourself. To learn more about Zika and mosquito prevention, visit https://www.cdc.gov/zika/ 

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:59
 
Grocery Store Tours Summer 2017
Interested in making healthier decisions while shopping? We're offering free grocery store tours this month led by registered dietitian Kathy Wool. Click the flyer below for times and locations. 


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Last Updated on Monday, 12 June 2017 10:52
 
New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders
Lifesaving Overdose Reversal Drug Now More Easily Available in Maryland Pharmacies
 
ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone, the non-addictive lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, to all Maryland citizens. The order follows legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan that included a Hogan administration proposal to enable all citizens to access naloxone. Previously, naloxone was available only to those trained and certified under the Maryland Overdose Response Program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:00
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Recovery is a Decision
Addiction is a Disease. Recovery is a Decision. Decisions Matter. If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse, help is available locally. Call 410.213.0202 to learn more.

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:39
 
Lifestyle Balance Summer 2017 Classes
Summer Lifestyle Balance classes are right around the corner. If you're pre-diabetic or at-risk for diabetes, we can improve your health and lower your risks through nutrition and exercise. Click the flyer to learn more about the classes. 
 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:22
 
Girdletree Lifestyle Balance Class Drops Nearly 500lbs
 Congratulations to our Girdletree Lifestyle Balance Class for losing a combined 481lbs by improving their diet and exercise. You all rock! To learn more about Lifestyle Balance pre-diabetes management classes, call 410.632.0056.


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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 09:07
 
 

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Lifesaving Overdose Reversal Drug Now More Easily Available in Maryland Pharmacies
 
ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone, the non-addictive lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, to all Maryland citizens. The order follows legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan that included a Hogan administration proposal to enable all citizens to access naloxone. Previously, naloxone was available only to those trained and certified under the Maryland Overdose Response Program.
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U.S., state remove Hagerstown nursing home from Medicare, Medicaid. Health and Mental Hygiene taking steps to protect welfare of Md. residents.
 
Baltimore, MD (June 7, 2017) – The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have terminated NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown LLC from the lists of providers authorized to serve Medicare and Medicaid consumers.  
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Local Health and Human Services Available through 2-1-1 Maryland
 
Snow Hill, MD – The 2-1-1 Maryland hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week in more than 180 languages. Services are available locally through the Worcester County Health Department by dialing 2-1-1. These services include peer recovery support and access to treatment. 
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