Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2019

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces Additional Efforts to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today joined state and local leaders to announce new Hogan administration initiatives to expand substance use prevention and treatment efforts, as well as a new executive order to study mental and behavioral health in Maryland, with a special emphasis on the correlation between mental illness and substance use disorders….

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Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2018


Westover, Md. – Motorists driving along Route 13 southbound have a sobering reminder of the impact of the opioid crisis in Somerset County. The sign at the front of the Maryland State Police Barrack ‘X’ in Westover counts the number of opioid related overdoses and fatalities in the county. Those numbers come from Maryland State…

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Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2018

Tri-County Annual Go Red is coming Feb. 1, 2019

Women encouraged to share their heart health stories Salisbury, MD- What do you picture when you think of “heart health?” We asked women across the Lower Eastern Shore to tell their stories about how heart health has affected their families and themselves, as well as the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We are sharing those…

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Posted: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Health Department Urges Residents to Participate in National Drug Take Back Day

Westover, Md. – The Somerset County Health Department wants to remind all residents to participate in this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10am – 2pm. The following law enforcement agencies have collection bins to safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and other…

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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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