Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

WINTER SAFETY TIPS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

Westover, Md. – Snow, ice and freezing rain is predicted for Wednesday, February 20th. The Somerset County Health Department urges everyone to practice these winter safety tips to stay safe.  When driving: Do not drive unless you must do so. If you drive, please go slow. Use your seat belt every time you get into…

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

SPRING RABIES CLINICS DATES SET

Westover, Md. – The Somerset County Health Department has scheduled their annual Spring Rabies Clinics.The Rabies Clinics will be held in Somerset County at the following locations between 6:00pm and 8:00pm. The fee for each animal is $8.00.                               Deal Island Fire Dept.             …

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Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

SOMERSET COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP

Westover, Md. – After six months as Acting Health Officer for the Somerset County Health Department, the Somerset County Commissioners nominated and the Maryland Secretary of Health appointed Lori Brewster, MS, APRN/LCADC as the next health officer for the county. Mrs. Brewster is also the Health Officer for the Wicomico County Health Department. She will…

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FRIGID TEMPERATURES

Westover, Md. – Once again we are faced with extremely cold temperatures starting tomorrow (1/30/19) and extending into Thursday (1/31/19). Temperatures will drop into the negatives and single digits for many areas of the state making cold-related illness a threat. Take precautions to prevent cold-related illness by knowing who is at higher risk and how…

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Posted: Thursday, January 17th, 2019

State Releases 2018 Third Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

Heroin and Prescription Opioid-Related Deaths Continue to Show Decline; Fentanyl and Cocaine-Related Deaths Continue to Rise BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of Health today released preliminary data today for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the third quarter of 2018. During this nine-month period, which encompasses January through September 2018, there were 1,848 total unintentional…

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