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Nicotine is in most vapes, and it’s very addictive. Over time, your brain and body get used to having nicotine, which means you may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms when you quit. We know it's hard but you're not alone. We're here to help. Call 443-523-1700 for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
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Help protect children from RSV by: washing hands often, avoiding sick people, staying home (if possible) when sick, keeping hands out of the face, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and not sharing cups or gadgets. Learn more: health.maryland.gov ... See MoreSee Less
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All you need is a plate to get the right balance of vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates. The Diabetes Plate Method is an easy way to create healthy meals that can help manage blood sugar. #KnowDiabetesbyHeart #ADM2022 #DiabetesHitsDifferent (via @amdiabetesassn) ... See MoreSee Less
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Up to 70% of flu hospitalizations happen among adults 65 years and older. A flu shot is the best protection against flu’s potentially serious complications. Learn more about the risks for older adults here 👉 tinyurl.com/9jdjpc8f #FightFlu ... See MoreSee Less
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We can make ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities more resilient and protected against #suicide by learning healthy ways to cope with stress: tinyurl.com/3bp322dve 💜 #BeThe1To ... See MoreSee Less
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You have enough to worry about these days. You don't need to add colorectal cancer to the list. On-time screening tests can find polyps before they turn into cancer. If you're 45 or older, it's time to get screened. More ➡️ tinyurl.com/wzamhvt8 ... See MoreSee Less
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Tele misused prescription opioids beginning at age 13. He shares its affect on his life and his recovery from opioid use disorder. Learn more about the dangers of opioids and the resources we have available at unmaskaddiction.org. 💜WATCH 👉 youtu.be/-0eUy_dHnPs ... See MoreSee Less
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Attention parents 📣 Help your teen learn good decision making, healthy relationships, personal leadership skills and more by joining our free two-week program at your local library. Limited seats are available. Call 443-523-1700 for more information and to register your child! ... See MoreSee Less
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We know the holidays are tough. If you are a veteran, family member to a veteran or active duty member struggling with thoughts of depression, anxiety or suicide or having problems with drugs or alcohol - please know help is available. Call 988 and press 1 for free, confidential help. 💙❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy #thanksgivingsafetythursday and Happy #Thanksgiving! If you've got your bird in the oven, remember to use a food thermometer to make sure your turkey is cooked thoroughly, should be about 165 degrees! Happy, safe cooking! 🦃 ... See MoreSee Less
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Quitting smoking has health benefits not matter how long or how much you've smoked. Make the decision to take that first step and quit! Not sure where to start? We have free tobacco cessation classes taking place throughout the county. Call 443-523-1700 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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#Parents can help minimize their child's risk of cyberbullying or harm from digital behavior by encouraging them to be responsible online. Learn more: tinyurl.com/5bdv9env ... See MoreSee Less
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It's #RSV and #flu season. Protect yourself and your child by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs and mobile devices. Learn more 👉 health.maryland.gov #TipTuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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A confirmed rabid raccoon has been located in near Arden Station Road and Dublin Road in Princess Anne. Please see the attached notice for tips on staying safe and preventing rabies. For more information ➡️ somersethealth.org/news-releases/rabid-raccoon-found-in-princess-anne-3/ ... See MoreSee Less
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#DYK: 1.4M Americans are diagnosed with #diabetes every year? #ADM2022 #DiabetesHitsDifferent (Learn more 👉 @amdiabetesassn) ... See MoreSee Less
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Holidays can be stressful, difficult, and even dangerous, especially when it comes to drug and alcohol use. If it all gets to be too much, don't be afraid to ask for help. We're here for you. Call 443-523-1700 or visit unmaskaddiction.org to be connected with life-saving resources. 💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's your reminder to hydrate! Getting enough water every day is important for your health. A tip to drink more water throughout the day? Set alarms on your phone to help yourself meet your daily water intake. For more information on the benefits of water, call 443-523-1700! #TuesdayTips ... See MoreSee Less
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Colorectal Cancer doesn't always cause symptoms, especially at first. Someone could have polyps or cancer and not even know it. That's why it's so important to get screened. If symptoms do develop, here are some symptoms to be on the lookout for 👇 ... See MoreSee Less
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We will be closed on the upcoming holidays; Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, and American Indian Heritage Day, November 25th. We hope you have a happy, healthy, safe holiday! ... See MoreSee Less
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Smoking cigarettes is a serious and complicated addiction, which makes quitting smoking hard. In hard times, try to remember your why and if you need help, we're here for you! Call 443-523-1700 for free, confidential support! ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Everyone feels awkward, insecure or alone at times - especially during adolescence. If you're a student struggling to "fit in", check out these resources for improving your self-esteem and building a community of peers 👉 tinyurl.com/2p8y4r7p ... See MoreSee Less
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The end of a personal relationship. The loss of a job. Everybody faces difficult times in life, and people cope with stressful situations in different ways. But, when emotional issues reach a crisis point, it's important to reach out for help. The Veterans Crisis Line is available for veterans, active duty members or loved ones who are dealing with thoughts of suicide, anxiety or depression, having issues with alcohol or drugs or just simply, having a hard time and need someone to talk to. Dial 9-8-8 and press 1 for free, confidential help - 24/7, 365 days a year. You do not need to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, feeling thirsty often, extreme fatigue, urinating frequently, and blurry vision are all common symptoms of diabetes. Think you have it? Take the risk test here 👉 diabetes.org/diabetes/risk-test ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Brenda. Brenda became addicted to prescription opioids following a car accident. She shares her experience and the toll pain medication took on her life. Learn more about addiction by visiting unmaskaddiction.org. WATCH 👉 youtu.be/DJ71lPsON7M ... See MoreSee Less
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Colorectal cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Tomorrow can't wait, get screened. It could save your life. We offer zero cost colonoscopies to eligible clients. Call 443-523-1700 for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
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