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-National Great American Smokeout Day returns on November 15. For individuals thinking about quitting smoking, this is the perfect time to take that first step. The Great American Smokeout may offer just the support you need by knowing that other smokers are also giving up cigarettes for the day.

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Know your risk and prevention strategies.

Snow Hill, MD- November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month and Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is encouraging both those with diabetes and those at-risk for developing the disease to use healthy practices and prevention techniques this fall and winter. For those already living with diabetes, WCHD sponsors a free monthly diabetes support group monthly every third Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Snow Hill Library. A Registered Dietitian and Community Health Educator facilitate the support group and the monthly topics help participants reinforce self-management skills.

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SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, to be vaccinated for the 2018-2019 seasonal flu. People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the Worcester County Health Department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu.

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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

This bacterium is found in the nose, throat and mouth of an infected person, and can be easily spread. Pertussis can occur at any age, but often causes serious problems in babies, and is usually milder in older children and adults. Children who are too young to be fully vaccinated and those that have not received all their vaccinations are at highest risk for severe illness and complications. Complications of pertussis can include pneumonia (infection of the lungs), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), seizures, and other physical and medical outcomes associated with a severe cough.

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Our new Just Walk Worcester website has information on local parks, walking tips, and videos of trails in our area. If you like to walk, check it out! Click the image below to see the new site. 

 

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