Posted: Monday, June 18th, 2018

State Alerts Residents of Extreme Heat

   Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness Baltimore, MD (June 18, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Health is alerting residents of rising temperatures forecast this week. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the heat index (how hot it feels) will reach the upper 90 to low 100 degrees across Maryland today. The NWS has issued…

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Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces $40 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Prevention, Enforcement, and Treatment and Recovery Efforts to Expand in FY 2019 June 12, 2018 ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention today announced $40 million in new funding to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic. “Over the past year, we…

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Posted: Monday, May 21st, 2018

Swim Healthy—Stay Healthy

Maryland’s Departments of Health, the Environment, and Natural Resources Raise Awareness for National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Baltimore, MD (May 21, 2018) –  National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week runs May 21-27, the week leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Secretaries of Maryland’s Departments of Health, the Environment, and Natural Resources encourage all…

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Posted: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

FREE Grocery Store Tours Coming to Princess Anne

Somerset County, Md. – The Somerset County Health Department is hosting another  Grocery Store Tour in partnership with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Department of Human Ecology at Food Lion Supermarkets in Princess Anne, MD on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.   Participants will learn how to read labels, shop on…

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Posted: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Practice Prevention Measures During Tickborne Disease Awareness Month And Throughout Tick Season

Prevention Efforts Reduce the Spread of Tickborne Diseases                                                                  Baltimore, MD (May 8, 2018)—The warmer weather of spring means an increased risk of tickborne disease transmission. In an effort to help prevent the increased spread of disease, the month of May has been recognized as Tickborne Disease Awareness Month.  The growing number and spread of tickborne…

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