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Date Correction for Diabetes Awareness Presentation

Worcester Health will host an informative presentation on healthy eating, physical activity, and diabetes prevention on November 20, 2019, at the Snow Hill Library from 1-2pm. 

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day

 

Snow Hill, MD- November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14. The 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. The support group is facilitated by a Registered Dietitian and a Community Health Educator, who tips and information to help individuals manage their diabetes and reinforce self-management skills.

Health Insurance Enrollment through Maryland Health Connection Starts Nov. 1

 

Snow Hill, MD (Oct. 28, 2019) – Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester County residents can enroll in health and dental coverage through Maryland Health Connection beginning Friday, Nov. 1. Maryland Health Connection is the state’s official health insurance marketplace. MarylandHealthConnection.gov is a one-stop shop to browse plans, compare coverage and costs, and enroll. Residents have until Sunday, Dec. 15, to sign up for 2020 coverage.

Fall Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Worcester Health to offer fall rabies vaccination clinics

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed sixteen rabies cases locally since the beginning of 2019, emphasizing the importance of rabies awareness and proper pet vaccination. Rabies vaccination clinics are available in October in two locations in the county. Worcester Health encourages residents with unvaccinated pets, or pets whose vaccinations have lapsed and need a booster, to attend the low-cost clinics and to avoid contact with wild animals, particularly those who are acting sick or in an unusual manner. Locations, dates and times for the clinics are:

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Worcester Health offering Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

Nutrition and fitness-based diabetes prevention classes start in October

Snow Hill, MD- Small changes often lead to major results and Worcester County Health Department’s Lifestyle Balance: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) aims to help residents eat healthy, be active and lower their risk for type 2 diabetes with easy-to-follow tips and tools.

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