THE 21st Annual

TORTOISE & HARE DARE

5K WALK/Run

April 21, 2018

 

Co- sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department, Maryland Department of Health 1422 Grant, Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks, and Pocomoke River State Parks.

The undersigned, intending to be legally bound for myself and on behalf of my child, where applicable, my heirs, and personal representatives do hereby release and discharge the County Commissioners of Worcester County, Maryland, their employees, representatives, volunteers, successors and assigns (hereinafter called indemnities), from any and all liability for death or damages and for any and all loss, claim, or injuries to me, to my child, where applicable, or to my property, arising in any way out of my participation and that of my child, where applicable, in this program.  I further agree that I will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless each and every one of the indemnities against all claims, demands, and causes of action including court costs and attorney’s fees directly or indirectly arising from any action or other proceedings presented for my benefit and/or the benefit of my child, where applicable, contrary to this waiver and release.  This waiver and release extends to all claims whether foreseen or unknown, I attest that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this program, that I and my child, where applicable, are physically fit, have sufficient training, and I and my child, where applicable, are physically prepared for participation, as well as completion of the program.

I give permission to the Worcester County Health Department to use my picture and testimonial in educational and promotional materials. I reserve the right to review any information before published.  If I decide to revoke this consent, I will submit a written statement to that effect.

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WCHD News

(Snow Hill, MD)- Worcester County Emergency Service officials urge residents to exercise extreme caution and check on elderly and infirm neighbors during the heatwave forecasted to last through Sunday. Heat indexes for the shore are expected to rise above 100 degrees this week and exposure to extreme heat can be dangerous for humans and animals, even deadly.

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Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.

Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.

Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car. Read more ...

    Health Department emphasizes the importance of rabies prevention and safety

    Snow Hill, MD- The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed eight rabies cases locally since the beginning of 2019, emphasizing the importance of rabies awareness and proper pet vaccination. The latest confirmed positive rabies case was a groundhog found on Manklin Creek Rd in the Ocean Pines area on July 3.

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    Men's Health Month

    The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

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    Summer Wellness Camp

    The Worcester County Health Department will host a free, week-long health and wellness camp for youth age 12-17 this summer. From June 17-21, campers will learn about the importance of health, fitness, setting personal goals and much more. The summer camp is part of Worcester Health’s Promoting Health Among Teens program and will feature guest speakers, snacks and lunch, learning activities and field trips to locations around Worcester including the Jolly Roger amusement park in Ocean City.

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