Posted: Monday, October 15th, 2018

Flu Season is Here, Take Action to Prevent the Flu

Westover, MD. – Flu season has arrived, so act now to prevent the flu. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits and missed work and school due to flu, as well as…

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Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

MPT Presents Fighting Opioids Today: Maryland Communities on Thursday, October 11

Program Looks at Battle Against Opioid Addiction and Progress Being Made in Maryland to Restore Lives  ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland Public Television (MPT) will premiere a new program, Fighting Opioids Today: Maryland Communities, on Thursday, October 11 at 9 p.m. In a state where approximately six people die each day from opioid overdoses, this half-hour film provides insights…

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Posted: Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Takes Regulatory Action In Advance Of Hurricane Florence

  ​BALTIMORE – In light of Gov. Larry Hogan’s Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency yesterday, Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. today temporarily lifted insurance restrictions on when prescription medications can be refilled at pharmacies within the state. He also temporarily lifted restrictions on the replacement of durable medical equipment or supplies, eyeglasses and dentures….

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Posted: Monday, September 10th, 2018

HOMELESS ALLIANCE OF THE EASTERN SHORE SEEKS ADDITIONAL MEMBERS

Westover, Md. – The Somerset County Health Department is the lead agency of the Homeless Alliance for the Lower Shore Continuum of Care Committee (HALS CoC). The HALS CoC is a group of individuals from Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties that was formed around the common concern of homelessness. Members include representatives from local housing…

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Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Maryland Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Smoke-Free Bars, Restaurants, And Workplaces

BALTIMORE, MD (August 30, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Health, along with several statewide partners, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Clean Indoor Air Act, also known as Clean Air Maryland, today. Clean Air Maryland officially went into effect on February 1, 2008 and the Department has been commemorating the anniversary throughout 2018. The law prohibits…

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