Go Red Photo Contest Extended to February 2nd
Tri County Go Red Photo Contest Extended to February 2. Click on the post for more details. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 09:10
Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program HealthConnectNow Event Scheduled for February
Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program will be hosting HealthConnectNow on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury. 
The free enrollment fair is open to the public and will feature health insurance enrollment, health screenings, activities, information, and light refreshments. Certified program staff and insurance brokers will be on site to answer questions and guide consumers through the Maryland Health Connection application process. Maryland Health Connection is the state-based health insurance marketplace for individuals, families, and small businesses.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:12
Liberal Leave in Effect
Liberal Leave is in effect for all employees of the Worcester County Health Department on Tuesday, January 27th, due to inclement weather.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 07:10
Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future
What is lead poisoning?

  • Most common environmental child health problem in the United States.
  • Effects 3 to 4 million children.
  • Especially harmful to children younger than 6 years old.
  • Can effect anyone who eats, drinks, or breaths something which has too much lead.
  • Most common source of lead – chipping paint and paint dust.
  • Can find lead also in ceramic cups and dishes, fishing sinkers, leaded crystal and even in soil and water.
  • Experts have recently determined even low levels of lead can be harmful.  The new lower value means that more children will likely be identified as having lead exposure allowing parents, doctors, and public health officials to take action earlier to reduce the child’s future exposure to lead and the harmful effects. 
Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 10:53


Baltimore, MD (January 16, 2015) – Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and other cancers. For Cervical Health Awareness Month, Maryland is recommending that women get Pap tests and that preteens get HPV vaccinations.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reminds residents that there are many serious health issues to consider during cold winter weather. As a result of exposure to cold, individuals may experience low body temperature, which may lead to hypothermia and even death. Freezing of exposed skin and tissues, such as the ears, nose, feet and face, may lead to frostbite, frostnip and trench foot. 
Baltimore, MD (January 1, 2015) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today launched the Behavioral Health Integration, which creates a single financing structure for mental health and substance use disorder treatment in Medicaid.

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